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How Can I Be an Effective Long Distance Maid of Honor?

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My best friend just informed me that she is getting married and that she wants me to be her maid of honor. Naturally I was thrilled and excited, but now reality has set in. How am I supposed to effectively fulfill all the responsibilities of being her maid of honor when I live in California now and she's in Hawaii?

This is my first time being in a wedding, so I'm already feeling overwhelmed. I obviously want to help her out as much as I can, especially with planning a bridal shower/bachelorette party, but it's difficult for me to get away from work, especially since airfares aren't cheap. I'm just worried that my lack of presence due to high travel costs will be seen as me being cheap and not 100 percent committed to my best friend's needs.

Has anyone else ever been in this position? Should I just bite the bullet and throw down to fly to Hawaii a few times leading up to the wedding? Any advice or tips on how to be the best long distance maid of honor would be greatly appreciated!

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