Abby
VIP March 2019

Ushers

Abby, on December 2, 2018 at 7:24 AM Posted in Planning 0 7
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This is something I had completely not thought about. I didn't think they were really necessary so I hadn't asked anyone to do this role.

The way our room will be set up is people will already be sitting at their assigned tables for both ceremony and reception, so guests would need to be taken to their assigned table. Would I need ushers in this situation and if so how would I handle this? Or would just doing a seating chart for the guests and letting them find their table themselves suffice?

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  • Mr&MrsSmith2018
    Dedicated July 2018
    Mr&MrsSmith2018 ·
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    Hi Abby, my wedding was similar but I didn't have a seating chart. But I did have ushers to give out programs & help escort my mother in law & aunt in during our wedding. If you plan on using your ushers to do the same at your wedding then I think that would be a great Idea to help with seating but a chart would be just as elegant too. Hope I was some help lol.
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  • Abby
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    Abby ·
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    I guess my question about having them help seat the guests is how they would keep track of who goes where?
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  • Mr&MrsSmith2018
    Dedicated July 2018
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    They could have a copy of the guestlist with the assigned table numbers. They could use an app or a printed copy.
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  • Abby
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    Abby ·
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    That could work! That shouldn't be too complicated. Especially if I have two ushers. One in charge of finding people on the list and one to take them to their table. Thanks for the idea!
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  • Mr&MrsSmith2018
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    You're welcome.
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  • Brittany
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    Brittany ·
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    Our space will be set up the same way and we have two ushers. We're also going to have assigned tables because I refuse to listen to Aunt Sally complain that best friend Joe got a better seat than her for the next thirty years lol. My plan is to have a seating chart for our more self-sufficient guests but also have my two ushers available to help direct/show people to their seats. Since I'm doing the seating chart, I'm not giving them a "cheat sheet." I just asked them if they preferred I list guests in alphabetical order by last name or if I list them by table number. They preferred by name.

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  • Rosa
    Dedicated May 2019
    Rosa ·
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    And... now i have to add this to my list of things to do lol (you’re not alone ) . I would feel much more at peace knowing there was a seating chart available for guest to also refer to as well . Not because I can’t fully trust your ushers ( meaning if they’re 9-16 year olds) but because having a back up is never a bad idea . If the usher does get flustered he/she can direct the guest to confirm with the seating chart.
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