What is the etiquette on choosing a maid/matron of honor? I was always under the impression that the honor attendant is the bride’s best friend, but my sister and my mother insist that best friends are only honor attendants if the bride has no sisters. (This is in the context of my still-mostly-hypothetical wedding: my sister has essentially “called” being my maid of honor and gets upset if I say that I’m unsure who it will be. I’m not even properly engaged yet!) 0331-17
Your sister and Mom are wrong. A bride’s maid of honor can be whomever she chooses it to be.
To be honest, after years of coordinating weddings, my advice is to have no attendants at all. Cuts down on the drama and expenses considerably.