Host & Hostess, what is their role?

I would like to include others in my wedding and feel the host and hostess role would be a great idea =) Did you or do you plan to have any? What is their role in the special day and what should they wear? If you aren't having one what do you generally see a host or hostess do at a wedding?

TIA =)
Posted on December 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm
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I have been one a few times, and am having one in my wedding. We normally did things like greet people, man the guest book, help the ushers identify people for seating, etc. And we were also kind of like special helpers for the bride/bridal party. My hostess will probably do something similar!


ETA: In the past, brides have asked us (hostesses) to wear black dresses of our choice, or a color that coordinated with the wedding party. Again, I will probably do the same :-)

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm
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Thanks msdl! After I told my cousin about my engagement she asked if she could be in my wedding. I told her I hadn't figured things out yet, but in my mind I had already decided my bridesmaids. I understood where she was coming from because her only sibling got married this summer and she wasn't part of the wedding. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate her into the wedding without her being a bridesmaid and now I know. Thank you!!

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm
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@asheri86 -- I am doing the same thing! My four BMs have been chosen for a long time, so my cousin will be my hostess. She was excited, and I think it's the perfect role for her :-)

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm
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*Bump* I want some more ideas!! Thank you in advance.

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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I basically will do the same.  I have 5 BM and 3 Hostesses.  One of the hostesses will actually read a poem or scripture during the ceremony.  The ladies will also help out with passing out programs, greeting before the ceremony, directing people where to go for the cocktail hour & reception.  Before the ceremony I will have them to help set up the reception hall with the wedding planner as well.  I really adore these ladies because they are my former dance students & sorority sisters and they are the sweetest ladies. :)

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm

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