Ushers' Duties Before the Ceremony

The ushers will be the first to arrive at the church/register office. They will have several key tasks:

- Distributing the orders of service, leaving some at the front for the wedding party. Ensure that the officiant has an order of service for the bride and groom.

- Checking the reserved seating. Usually a few rows at the front are kept free for immediate family members and the wedding party, but there may also be special seating for elderly or disabled guests.

- Ensuring that seats next to the aisle are allocated to parents with babies or young children.

- Distributing the buttonholes to the groom's party.

- If it's a hot day, making sure there are bottles of water on standby; if it's raining, having umbrellas to hand.

- Supervising the parking and ensure easy access for the bridal cars. A space should also be reserved for the photographer, elderly or disabled guests.

- Making sure that any confetti is in the correct place ready for distributing to guests after the ceremony.

See The Ushers

See Seating in Church

See Order of Service Sheets

See Guests: Transport & Parking

See Buttonholes

See The Weather

 

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