Everyone needs a smiling face to accommodate them during a wedding. We aren’t talking about the bride and groom because they have too much to think about on an important day such as their own wedding. Ushers are people who help guests and distribute programs. They also escort the guests to their seats, among many other jobs that they do which is to generally help the wedding flow smoothly.
You might be thinking, what about the groomsmen and the bridesmaids? Well, it depends on your kind of wedding. Some weddings have a distinct difference between the two, while in some weddings groomsmen and bridesmaids are the ushers.
Do you need ushers? It depends on the number of people you have at your wedding. For weddings very large, it is crucial to have extra hands helping the wedding, especially when the groomsmen and bridesmaids are too busy doing other formal things. At weddings that are small and casual, you won’t need ushers if your groomsmen and bridesmaids are filling the role already.
Now that you’ve established whether you need usher or not, then you need to figure out how many ushers you need. The universal rule is that you need one usher for every 50 wedding guests, but that depends entirely upon how many you think would do. Too many ushers can also be a problem, especially if you don’t have a proper form of communication.
Traditionally, ushers are men, but we all know tradition doesn’t matter nowadays since the rules are very flexible. You can have women ushers if you prefer, or simply people you know who you can trust and is willing to lend a hand. These people must be very comfortable in talking to strangers.