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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.