My ushers for the wedding…

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sarahroby:  Ours did double duty as ushers,  except for the Best Man who waited with the groom. The groomsmen have absolutely no duties otherwise.

Post # 4
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine did double duty, as did my brother’s in law (including me).  In Britain, one has a Best Man, and Ushers.  They don’t use the term groomsmen, as I understand it.  Generally, in Canada, we use the term groomsmen to encompass the best man and ushers.  Having ushers as another role, outside the groom’s party, is very uncommon here, as far as I’m aware. 

Post # 5
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@Duncan:  This – In the UK we don’t have groomsmen at all. Ushers are basically it.


Honestly I didn’t realise there was a difference.

Post # 6
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We are having all male cousins be ushers (there are 4 or them).  We aren’t having them shell out the money to match the groomsmen, they just dress nice.  It was a way of getting more family involved in the wedding.  I’ve definitely know it is popular to have groomsmen double as ushers.  We wanted to take pictures of each of us individually with our maids/men respectively up until the wedding starts so we have less pictures to take after the wedding, so our groomsmen will be too busy before to serve as a ushers.  

Post # 7
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I will have two ushers (a male and a female) They will hand out programs and assist anyone who may need help getting to their seat. Mostly they were two friends that I wanted to be involved, but I didn’t want a TON of people up front with me, esp since FI only has his BM and a groomsman who will hold the rings (FI is referring to him as “Lord of the Rings”)

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