Post # 1
Do we really need guest book people, host & hostess/greeters, people to hand out programs, ect?
My fiance seems to think that these roles aren’t needed come day of the wedding, he thinks it’s just more people we have to plan for and more people to keep track of. I on the other hand like idea of having the guest book people… ensures all of our guests get the chance to sign our guestbook; host & hostess to keep track of all the gifts and welcome people to the reception and direct them where to go, also to keep everything moving smoothly so our parents don’t have to be taken away from enjoying our day with us….
Post # 3
We wont be having a guestbook attendant or ushers or host/hostess or gift attendant. I am going to have the guestbook at the reception as well as the ceremony so people will have 2 opportunities to sign it. I am going to have the programs in baskets at our ceremony for people to pick up themselves. We arent planning for a gift table so someone will just have to deal with that!
Post # 4
We’re not having any of those people. I really don’t like the idea of giving guests a job, so we’re not having a bridal party, ushers, etc… I think everyone on our list has been to many weddings before and can figure out where things go and what to do. If not, that’s what our wedding coordinator is for. But maybe it’s different if you have a large number of guests. We’re only expecting 60-70.
Post # 5
We didn’t have any of those people, at the end of the day I wish I had asked a friend to just make sure everyone picked up a favour and signed the guestbook as we only had about a 1/3 of people write us a note but it’s not that big of a deal. Especially since I think we got cards from just about everyone.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I don’t think those are roles you necessarily need to fill, I think often they are given out as additional honors.
Post # 7
You don’t HAVE to have them, unless you really need them. I am using the hostess roles to include some of the young people that are important to me, but that I didnt include in the wedding party.
Post # 8
I don’t think you NEED those people. A good sign at your guest book welcoming your guests and telling them to please sign your guestbook is good enough for me. And you can just place programs in the seats so they are already there for the guests. When I get around to getting married, I don’t think we’ll be having any of those roles filled.