Weddinglover1991
Dedicated August 2018

Greeter

Weddinglover1991, on April 1, 2018 at 7:55 AM Posted in Planning 0 33
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Would you feel honored to be asked to be a greeter at a wedding (similar to an usher - welcoming people and handing out programs and kipahs) or would you be annoyed to be asked to do something when not a bridesmaid/groomsman?

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  • Forestwed
    Master May 2018
    Forestwed ·
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    I wouldn’t want to do it. I’d rather relax and be a guest
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  • FME
    Master March 2018
    FME ·
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    That sounds more like a job. I wouldn’t want to do that.
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  • Weddinglover1991
    Dedicated August 2018
    Weddinglover1991 ·
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    We are thinking of asking two people and their names would be in the program. My brother said he's been an usher and he felt special to be asked (he's in the bridal party for ours). I only want to ask if it would be considered a nice thing.
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  • T
    Savvy November 2018
    Taylor ·
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    I think that’s a job of groomsmen personally.
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  • Sarah
    Master June 2016
    Sarah ·
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    This isn’t something I’d be honored by.
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  • The Nuptials
    VIP July 2018
    The Nuptials ·
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    I would decline. Guest or true wedding party member. I also don’t want to do a reading.
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  • S
    Dedicated October 2018
    SomethingOld ·
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    I don't want to be an usher-it's a stupid job. Adults can find their way to a seat. Programs can be arranged on a table at the entrance.

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  • BoudreauToBe
    Master July 2018
    BoudreauToBe ·
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    The only reason we are having ushers is because the church has a balcony and some funky seating. Our family members are ushers at the church every Sunday, so we asked them to help out. Otherwise it’s not necessary and not an honor.
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  • plangalCG
    VIP May 2018
    plangalCG ·
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    I agree with previous posters—I think it’s a job, not an honor. I also am anti-usher—I find it super awkward as a guest.
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  • plangalCG
    VIP May 2018
    plangalCG ·
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    I want to caveat my last post though—if someone is being really insistent in asking how they can help that day, that’s a good place to put them! 😀 I know I didn’t mind coordinating my cousin’s photography list. (She allowed each little family unit to get portraits with her photographer and it was a lot to coordinate). It was a job but I didn’t mind—so it depends on the person! I liked having a job in that instance.
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  • Kiley
    Super February 2019
    Kiley ·
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    I am one of the few who like the idea of ushers. We are having ushers, and we might have a reading. Now as far as greeters go, I think that is an actual job. And that i would decline that if someone asked me to do it. In my opinion that is the a job for venue staff
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  • J
    Expert June 2018
    Jamie ·
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    I've only been to one wedding that had users. But the users were the groomsmen.
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  • Brianne
    Savvy May 2018
    Brianne ·
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    My brother-in-law wanted to have a part in the wedding, so I put him as a greeter/usher. If someone wants to be involved and make themselves useful, I think that is a great go-to role.

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  • Weddinglover1991
    Dedicated August 2018
    Weddinglover1991 ·
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    How is an usher more of an honor/less work than a greeter?
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  • Melissa
    Expert June 2018
    Melissa ·
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    I had a friend get married and all me to do this. I was kind of insulted that I wasn't a good enough friend to be a bridesmaid she it was like she wanted to give me something to do. I didn't want to do it but couldn't tell her. Ultimately, I didn't end up making it to the wedding as it was out of town and she went nuts with her destination bachelorette and I had no money left.
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  • Jaea
    Dedicated September 2018
    Jaea ·
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    We're having our moms and dads serve as ushers since our wedding is nontraditional and there will not be a procession. They love the idea since they get to be nosy and meet all the people in our lives lol.
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  • GardenParty18
    Dedicated April 2018
    GardenParty18 ·
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    I was asked to do this once and I felt honored.
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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    I would be honored!

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  • O
    Master October 2017
    O ·
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    I wouldn't feel honored, and I would never ask anyone to do this. At my wedding the banquet manager greeted all my family and other guests, and have them glasses of champagne. I see it as unnecessary. I would hate to be asked to do this.
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  • Deryn
    Expert October 2018
    Deryn ·
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    My brother was just in a wedding where all of the groomsmen were also asked to be ushers/greeters prior to the ceremony. I think it’s something simple enough that the groomsmen can do
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