Post # 1
My FI and I were talking last night, as we’re finalizing our guest list and getting invitations ordered this week (yay!)… and he mentioned that his parents over the weekend asked if we were doing host couples. He said that we had thought of it, but weren’t sure they were needed, etc. I know somewhat of what host couples are supposed to do (help advise people of where to sit, sign the guestbook, etc), and have had friends have them – but again, don’t know what their roles were.
Are they necessary? Who do you normally ask if they are? What DO they do exactly?
Post # 2
Kacie209: It’s not done here.
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of that, my coordinator will probably be taking care of those duties :-/, sorry.
Post # 4
MrsTywinLannister: No worries, may just be a regional thing (like Personal Attendants, which I am not doing).
I was just curious!
Post # 6
They aren’t necessary, but I valued mine. I had my aunt and uncle play host and hostess. They are important to me, and they were people I could trust to be at the venue early to greet guests, let them know where to leave gifts and sign the guestbook, and just be overall friendly. It’s kind of nice to see a friendly face that says welcome.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2014 - The Florian Gardens
I never heard of them until Mr. Farmer asked me who my hostess choice was. I scratched my head and asked, isn’t that the same thing as a personal attendant and yes pretty much. A host and hostess helps greets the guests and sends them to the guest book to sign while they are waiting to be seated by the ushers. They welcome the guests to the dinner and help guide them to be seated. They typically say a quick welcome at the beginning of the dinner and help the bride and groom with little things throughtout the day. They typically walk around saying hello and making sure people know where gifts and cards go. Generally they are older people that you look up to. I chose my “second” mother and Mr. Farmer chose his “second” father. People very important to us.
It is very much a regional thing I am sure. Either way hope that helps!
Post # 8
FI mentioned that the main job of them is exactly what you described Miss Barn: . One of his aunt and uncles would be GREAT for something like this, but not sure if we would need another from my side to even it out.
We are having a small ceremony and larger reception, so it may be good to just have someone at the door welcoming people that come in – since most of these people wouldn’t have been at our ceremony site prior to coming to the reception. They are VERY social, and I would say that 90% of our guest list is from my FIs side – so they would be great at knowing a majority of the people who are invited, too.