Host Couple?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
7216 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@GoBlueJays:   I’ve never heard of a host couple, so it’s quite weird that she kept mentioning as if it was normal. You’re right, your parents are the hosts.

p.s. As for “do I need…”, it’s your wedding and you can do what you want. Most things the wedding industry says you should do, are things you don’t *need* to do.

OK, I just googled it. Some sites like this one http://www.ehow.com/info_7998623_duties-wedding-hostshostesses.html say you need a host couple to do jobs like set things up and greet people. I don’t see the point – I checked out the setup myself, and all other things the article mentions are pretty minor.

Post # 4
Member
42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@GoBlueJays:  I’ve never heard the term before either. In the future,don’t hesitate to ask when someone uses a term with which you are not familiar.

The only stupid  question is the one you don’t ask.

Post # 5
Member
7410 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@GoBlueJays:  I found this because I too had never heard of it. it was on this site

http://www.topweddingquestions.com/topic/36805-wedding-host-couples-etiquette/

The job of the host couple is to assist the guests at the wedding. They do things like greeting guests, making sure they know where to get food and drinks and when to get in line for food if its not being served and just basically help the guests know what is going on at the reception. At our wedding our host couples also made sure that we had drinks at the head table and served the champagne for the toasts and got the dance started when we were ready. I think it may be a regional thing too. Its a very busy job.
 
 
Sounds like an unpaid day of coordinator to me.
 

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