Glossary Term:Usher

What is an usher
Gentleman who escorts wedding guests to their seats at the wedding ceremony.

Traditionally, an usher escorts female wedding guests to their seats at the wedding ceremony.

Ushers are busy guys at the wedding. They’re expected to:

  • Arrive early at the wedding ceremony site
  • Unroll the aisle runner
  • Be familiar with the wedding ceremony seating arrangements
  • Escort guests to their seats

An usher may also serve the role of groomsman which involves being a part of the wedding procession and standing at the altar with the groom.

Some ushers may also make a toast and post-reception may play a part in hooking up the getaway car.

what does an usher do

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
usher (noun)
a) an officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, or chamber
b) an officer who walks before a person of rank
c) one who escorts persons to their seats (as in a theater)
archaic an assistant teacher
usher (verb)
transitive verb
to conduct to a place
to precede as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger
intransitive verb
to cause to enter - introduce a new theory ushered into the world to serve as an usher - usher at a wedding
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