How to Choose
Traditionally, the bride invites the sister closest in age to her to be maid or matron of honor, but these days she can ask any relative or friend, even a grandparent, parent, or adult child. A bride may name a brother or close male friend, and cast him in a slightly different, more masculine role. If she can't choose between two people, there's no rule that says she can't have both. The maid of honor has many varied responsibilities, so choose a good friend who will enjoy helping you with these important tasks.