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    Being an Usher

    No not him but a wedding usher.

    My mate gets married on August and yesterday asked me to be one of his Ushers, naturally I said yes.

    However what exactly have I signed up for.

    From what I understand I get to see people to there seats, and walk out with one of the hot bridesmaids.

    That about the stink of it?
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    i was an usher for my sisters wedding last year, we were supposed to hand out like the wedding plan thingy and prayers etc and show people to there seats but we just stood there and just told them where to sit really.

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    all i had to do was stand at door handing out the oos. then asking people if they were with bride or groom and tell them which side to sit on. brother was meant to do the same but was shy so he stood by door quiet. he asked one person but it was the registra the fool. he didnt have a clue D'oh

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    my brother was an usher at my wedding and he stood at the door as peeps came in and said bride or groom and then which side to seat and he gave out order of service things too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G
    ..... and walk out with one of the hot bridesmaids.
    Well thats what I'm hoping for when I gotta do it in June.... Bring it on is what I say....

    On a serious-ish note though I believe it's just a case of escorting the guests to their seats (and maybe 1 or 2 to my back seat lol)

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    Your supposed to do this.....

    Quote Originally Posted by some website or other

    * Ushers should arrive early, before the groom.

    * Collect order of service sheets, make sure the clergyman has a copy.
    * Service sheets should be left at the end of the front rows for the bridesmaids.

    * Distribute buttonholes

    * If it is raining on the day, have an umbrella to escort guests into the church.

    * Line up on the left side of church entrance, awaiting guests.

    * Greet guests, advise them on any restrictions concerning confetti or photography.

    * The first usher stands by the church door and gives out the service sheets.

    * A second usher stands at the top of the aisle and, if he does not recognise a guest, politely asks whether he or she is a guest of the bride or the groom. Bride’s family and guests are directed to the seating on the left of the aisle and the groom’s to the right. However, use discretion if there is a large difference in numbers between the two families.

    * A third usher stands half way down the aisle and directs guests to their seats.

    * Seats should be allocated sensitively. Mothers with young babies may feel happier nearer the back, so they find it easier to leave if necessary. The elderly should be seated near the aisle. Any sensitive problems concerning divorced or ‘warring’ factions should be dealt with carefully. Ladies with large hats should not be placed directly in front of small children!

    * A fourth usher waits at the entrance to escort the bride’s mother to her seat.

    * The first two rows of seating are reserved for close family members. The groom and best man wait in the front row, with the groom’s parents occupying the second row on the right. The mother of the bride occupies the front row on the left, with a space beside her for the bride’s father. Where parents have remarried, then the mother sits in the usual position with her new partner and the husband and partner in the row directly behind.

    * An usher should escort any lone guests to their seats, in the case of a lady he offers her his left arm.

    * At a large wedding a fifth usher directs arriving guests to the parking facilities.

    * When the bride’s mother arrives, she is escorted to her place. This is the signal for the service to begin and for the bride to make her entrance.

    * Ushers take their place near the back of the church and quietly escort any late comers to the nearest seats.

    * After the service, ushers are responsible for supervising the guests’ transport to the reception.

    * The last usher to leave should make a quick check of the church to make sure no property has been left behind.
    When I usherd at my sisters weddding I just stood at the back give out programs and letting the guests organise themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    When I usherd at my sisters weddding I just stood at the back give out programs and letting the guests organise themselves
    Think I'll just be doin what u did Geoff.... afterall it will be in ur neck of the woods so it may be the way they do things in Cumbria lol (no doubt you'll correct me and say it wasnt there but somewhere else )

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    That was in Nottingham, Marti - I'm an import up here .

    There are some strange traditions in Cumbria - one is that the local kids tie the church gates up and charge the wedding party money to get out, so bring plenty loose change!

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