(Closed) What’s the difference between groomsmen and ushers?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Groomsmen stand up next to the Groom. Ushers walk guests down the asile. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Also some people have the groomsmen do both jobs.  Just depends on how many guys you want to have involved.  We are having our groomsmen do both jobs.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

From the other thread:

@Bunny- I grabbed this text from the wedding channel.com that can clarify the two better. Again, i think you can create and define your own definitions and what you want your friend responsible for as an usher. For me, i think the ushers may just wear their own suits and the groomsmen will wear suits that Fiance picks out for them. (But i have been to weddings where they all match)..its up to you 🙂 Our ushers will then sit (at the front), but not stand with the groomsmen. Our catholic ceremony will be long (about an hour with communion), so the bridal party will be sitting at times along with the ushers too…at the first and second pews.

“An usher’s main role is to greet and seat guests as they arrive at the ceremony. He’ll hand out programs, know where reserved seating is, distribute guests (bride’s on the left, groom’s on the right), and assist late arrivals so they can be seated as inconspicuously as possible. In addition to seating guests, ushers seat family members in the correct order right before the processional. They also light the candles for a candlelit ceremony, and roll out the aisle runner before the processional begins.

groomsman, on the other hand, stands up for the groom during the ceremony. He may also be asked to also serve as an usher at a small wedding. Both groomsmen and ushers are invited to all of the prewedding fun, including the bachelor party, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.”

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