Tricky Titles: Does divorce change “maid/matron” status?

Q: Is a woman, married before and now divorced, considered a maid of honor or matron of honor?

A: The term “matron” is usually reserved for a married woman. Nowadays, the term “honor attendant” is used more frequently for those who don’t feel comfortable being designated as either.

2 Comments

  1. Danielle

    Really? I’ve never heard of anyone actually using “honor attendant” – it’s like Ross trying to make “The Rossinator” work as a nickname on Friends.

    • Valerie

      FYI, I used “honor attendant” for my MOH because my mother objected to my best friend (male) being referred to in the announcements as Maid of Honor – John Doe.

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