The Ushers' Duties

- Collecting the buttonholes and order of service sheets, usually on the morning of the wedding day, and distributing them.

- Not drinking too much before the ceremony and arriving at the ceremony venue at least 45 minutes in advance.

- Handing out the order of service sheets to guests when they arrive and leading them to their seats.

- If the venue is filling up on one side and not the other, ensuring that the crowd is balanced out.

- Placing a set of order of service sheets at the front for the bridal party.

- Letting guests know, on arrival, about any photographic or confetti restrictions.

- Escorting the groom's parents and the mother of the bride to their seats.

- Keeping an eye on the door so that one of them can indicate to the best man that the bride has arrived.

- Ushering guests from the wedding ceremony to the reception efficiently, and ensuring that they know where to go.

- Transporting flowers from the ceremony venue to the reception, if required.

- Ensuring the ceremony venue is left neat and tidy, and that order of service sheets are collected.

- Helping the photographer organise the wedding pictures, and gathering guests for group shots.

- At the reception, helping guests find their tables, ensuring that those who have come on their own or need to be looked after have drinks.

- Being on hand throughout the wedding day, and keeping an eye on proceedings.

See Preparing the Ushers

See The Ushers' Duties at the Ceremony

See Seating in the Church

See Wedding Photography

See Wedding Reception Drinks

See Wedding Reception Seating Plan

See Wedding Guest Information

Debrett's wedding guide

Debrett's wedding guide

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