Post # 1
We have visited several reception venues and at the last one, she kept mentioning my “host couple”. Who the heck are they!? I have never heard of this before, do I need to choose a host couple? She mentioned them while showing me where my “reserved” tables would be. “Oh so here is where your parents would sit and probably your host couple too so they will be nice and close!” My parents are paying for the wedding so I have always thought that they are the hosts.
Post # 3
@GoBlueJays: I’ve never heard of a host couple, so it’s quite weird that she kept mentioning as if it was normal. You’re right, your parents are the hosts.
p.s. As for “do I need…”, it’s your wedding and you can do what you want. Most things the wedding industry says you should do, are things you don’t *need* to do.
OK, I just googled it. Some sites like this one http://www.ehow.com/info_7998623_duties-wedding-hostshostesses.html say you need a host couple to do jobs like set things up and greet people. I don’t see the point – I checked out the setup myself, and all other things the article mentions are pretty minor.
Post # 4
@GoBlueJays: I’ve never heard the term before either. In the future,don’t hesitate to ask when someone uses a term with which you are not familiar.
The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.
Post # 5
@GoBlueJays: I found this because I too had never heard of it. it was on this site
The job of the host couple is to assist the guests at the wedding. They do things like greeting guests, making sure they know where to get food and drinks and when to get in line for food if its not being served and just basically help the guests know what is going on at the reception. At our wedding our host couples also made sure that we had drinks at the head table and served the champagne for the toasts and got the dance started when we were ready. I think it may be a regional thing too. Its a very busy job.
Sounds like an unpaid day of coordinator to me.