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.


  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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