(Closed) Can the best man usher?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Well, it depends on what duties you are allocating to him, but the best man is usually busy helping the groom with last minute things and won’t have the spare time to be hanging around ushering people to their seats.  Also it’s kind of nice to have the wedding party supporting the bride and groom and not worrying about other duties.

I guess it depends on what kind of wedding you are having… I’m sure there is lots of variation in how it could go, and maybe having him usher would work for you…

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think you groom is going to want to spend his last moments of freedom with his buddy! 


I would just have them wear a suit. You could give them a matching tie and boutinere to tie them in.  

Post # 6
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I would just have the ushers wear suits with boutonnieres. That’s what we did and they looked great and were happy not to have to rent tuxes. 

Post # 7
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I definitely think a regular suit is fine for the usher– and a boutonniere would be perfect to make him stand out a bit. 

Post # 8
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

At my wedding the best man ushered.

Post # 10
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh man, I’ve given NO thought to ushers! Think a wedding NEEDS them? We’re having groomsmen, but in my head guests would just kind of seat themselves and our families would find their places reserved, no?

Post # 11
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Well, our groomsmen are doubling as ushers, but our best man is helping seat our honored guests (mostly our single grandmothers). My brothers are stepping in to help with that too.

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