(Closed) What are the "Host and Hostess" duties?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It depends on how involved your family and friends are.  If your Mom, Mother-In-Law, Maid/Matron of Honor etc are pretty involved in planning the wedding they’ll probably take care of a lot of the things like- packing up gifts, directing tables to buffet, pointing out restrooms, reminding the dj its time to cut the cake etc.  If you either don’t have a lot of family involved, or they want to relax and not be responsible for everything, have a host/hostess or a venue coordinator is a great addition. Ideally I’d look for someone who would:

Coordinate with vendors as they arrive (where does DJ set up/where does cake go etc)

Welcome guests and direct them to cocktail area

Be available to point out rest rooms 

Direct guests to table for dinner

Coordinate with DJ or MC to announce wedding party, dances etc

Monitor food if its a buffet/make sure everyone gets food

Coordinate cake cutting, and passing out of cake after you cut the first piece

Pack up gifts for you

Keep an eye on time/flow of events- you’ll be dancing and enjoying yourself you don’t need to be worrying about what time it is and if you’ve done _____ yet

Have info on taxis for guests who don’t want to drive home

Help pack up any decor or personal items like guest book etc

Make sure DJ, caterer etc pack up on time

Make sure venue is left the way its supposed to be (personal items removed, cleaning done if needed etc)


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