One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A married woman attending the bride at a wedding.
- ‘I'd chosen two of my nieces as bridesmaids and my best friend in the whole world as my matron of honour.’
- ‘Obviously, I'll ask Matt to be the best man and I assume you'll ask Sandy to be your matron of honor.’
- ‘The matron of honor, eight and a half months pregnant in a Carnaby Street mini-maternity dress, nervously brushed her long blond hair away from her face.’
- ‘The order of entrance is as follows: parents of the bride, parents of the groom, ushers with bridesmaids, flower girl and ring bearer, special guests, best man, maid / matron of honor, bride and groom.’
- ‘They had always promised that they would be each other's maid or matron of honor, but because they've drifted apart, that promise hasn't been realized.’
- ‘We have the clothes, food, a best man, a matron of honor and now flowers.’
- ‘She had asked me to be her matron of honor and I have to be honest to say her choice confuses me.’
- ‘The distinction between a maid or matron of honor and bridesmaids is usually a different bouquet and walking down the aisle first.’
- ‘In most cases the best man and maid / matron of honor serve as godparents to the couple's first child.’
- ‘The matron of honour wore a strapless evening dress in gold, and carried calla lilies.’
- ‘Her younger sister Lee was matron of honour and the eleven bridesmaids were in pink taffeta.’
- ‘Lila was my matron of honor and both Anna and Grace were my maids of honor.’
- ‘Unlike today's weddings, there were no ring bearers, bridesmaids, or matrons of honor, or any floral decorations in the church.’
matron of honor/ˈˌmātrən əv ˈənər/
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