(Closed) Ushers or no?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Are you having Ushers? If so, how many?
    NO : (8 votes)
    42 %
    YES- 1 : (0 votes)
    YES- 2 : (4 votes)
    21 %
    YES- 3 : (2 votes)
    11 %
    YES- 4 or more : (2 votes)
    11 %
    OTHER-- SEE RESPONSE BELOW : (3 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We are not having ushers. Those of our guests that need help to be seated will be attended to by the grooms party. The rest of them can just find their own seat.

    Post # 4
    Member
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I guess where I’m from I haven’t been to a wedding that hasn’t had ushers. And the ushers I’ve seen don’t even go near the programs. I’ve been to weddings where there are other people handing out the programs or in a basket. For me, I think having ushers is important because we’re not having your typical church wedding and the grooms side over here and the brides side over here. We’re also having 300+ guests so that is the reason we’re having 4 usher instead of two. Another reason for the 4 ushers is for some to help the elderly and direct people where to go (because again, we’re not in a church).

    I think anything dealing w/ your wedding depends on what YOU want to do and what you think is best. So those are my reasons, but I’m sure others have different thoughts.

    Post # 5
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    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I don’t think ushers are absolutely necessary, but they’re a nice way to include people who didn’t make the wedding party. You’re right, all they really do is seat people and hand out programs, at least that’s all ours did. You definitely don’t need to have them if you don’t want them.

    Post # 6
    Member
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We’re just going to put the programs on the chairs ahead of time.  It’s a wedding of 50 people and not a huge space for the ceremony – we’re hoping everyone figures it out. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    If we decide we need ushers, the two groomsmen who are not the best man will do it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    GMs be doing all that work. Cool

    Post # 9
    Member
    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would have been fine using GMs as ushers but Fiance really wanted to spend that time before the wedding with “the fellas”, so we are having 3 ushers. They say to have one usher to every 50 guests, and we are expecting between 150 and 200, so we are going on the low side, but I think it will be fine. Even though our wedding isn’t super formal, I do like that traditional look of guests being ushered to their seats. Not to mention, it is more organized!

    Post # 10
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    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    we don’t know enough people to have ushers, so a couple of the groomsmen are going to just direct guests and make sure that only immediate family gets the first couple of pews

    Post # 11
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We didn’t have ushers. This was my thought process:

    Person: “So, are you going to have ushers?”

    Me: “Like, at a theater?”

    Person: “Yeah, to help people find their seats.”

    Me: “They can’t find their own seats? It’s not like they’re numbered, and we’re not doing sides.”

    Person: “Well, sometimes people will have ushers to give important roles to other family members that couldn’t be in the wedding party.”

    Me: “Helping people to their seat is important?”

    Person: “Umm … “

    Me: “No, we’re not having ushers. I’m pretty sure our guests are capable of finding a seat and sitting it in themselves.”

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