Post # 1
How many ushers are there usually at a wedding? FI and I are trying to figure out the ushers right now, and we’re clueless. He has approximately 295879782347822.6 cousins, so we’re not limited by how many we could potentially ask. We expect approximately 200 people at the wedding, and each of us already have six attendants. Advice, please!
Post # 3
We didnt have ushers – our groomsmen seated people before they had to make it to the alter but i think 4 is a good number for 200 people – 2 people for each side? I guess it depends on your fiance…are there certain people he HAS to have in the wedding(that arent groomsmen)? i would limit it to those people
Post # 4
@GreenEyedMoon:2 or 3?
It gives the chance to slowly walk someone down the aisle, and then hustle back to get more people.
Post # 5
The general rule is to have one usher for each 50 guests.
There is also no reason that your groomsmen cannot do double duty as ushers. They really don’t do anything else. They can join the groom and the best man in the sanctuary after they have seated the last guest.
Post # 6
@totheislnds: I don’t think there’s anyone that he has to ask, but if we ask cousins, I should probably ask my two, since they’re the only cousins I have within twenty years of my own age. I don’t know that they’ll both make it, though.
@julies1949: That’s a good point. I’ll run the idea by him. It might be nice, though, to ask some other people we want to honor who aren’t currently involved. Also, since all the groomsmen except for the best man (my FBIL) and my brother are just FI’s friends, and they won’t know most of the guests, it would be nice to have some family involved.
Four sounds like a good number. Thanks for the advice, folks!
Post # 7
@GreenEyedMoon: Keep in mind that if you add other people, they and the spouses or SO’ s also need to be invited to the rehearsal dinner if you are having one.
Post # 8
We are expecting about 100 people and we are having 3 ushers. I think we could have got by with 2, but we wanted to include my FIs BIL in the party. One of the guys is also going to be responsible for rolling out the aisle runner, and my brother (who is also the grandfather of one of the flower girls and a ring bearer) is going to be in charge of keeping the 5 kids in the wedding party on track.
Post # 9
@julies1949: You think? I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a rehearsal dinner where the ushers were present.