If your ushers think they are getting these suits for free without a bit of hard work on the day, they would be very wrong. Read todays blog below to understand what the ushers roles are. Although the ushers aren’t as central to the big day as the best man is, they don’t have to give a best mans speech, but they do play a large part to the wedding.
- Directing guests where to park.
- Handing out orders of service and make sure the “family” seats are reserved.
- Carrying flowers from the church to reception venue.
- Looking after the elderly by making sure they are comfortable.
- Gathering left over possessions at the end of the night.
- Helping photographers to herd people
- After the wedding ceremony, make sure everyone knows where they need to be.
- If the reception is in a different location, handing out maps might be a good idea.
- Having a list of local taxi firms for the end of the night.
Towards the end of the night everyone is sure to of had one to many, always have one sensible usher keeping an eye out for overly drunk guests. This usher will need to be ready with a glass of water or strong coffee in hand to help avoid anyone ruining the atmosphere/night. It’s also a good idea to be familiar with the numbers of local taxi firms so you can pass them on to guests at the end of the night who aren’t sure of the area.
At the end of the day the usher has not got a major role on the big day. If on the day you are an usher and you have not been given a front line job, make sure you are the first on the dance floor, ready with the tissues for all the tear jerkers & lastly, make sure everyone is having fun, no sad/bored faces in the corner.
& rest that is your job done for the day…….
I hope you learnt something from todays blog, on day 14 we will be giving out some of our best tips on standing out as the groom from the groomsmen.