At a wedding, an usher or groomsman is one of the male attendants to the groom. Usually, the groom selects a handful of close friends and relations. It’s generally considered an honour to be chosen.
From this group, the groom tends to single out one usher to be his best man, although it’s becoming much more common for multiple friends to take on this role. Female ushers, sometimes called ‘usherettes’, are also starting to appear at contemporary weddings.
The role of an usher may not be as central to the wedding as that of the best man, but they still have important duties to carry out.
Here’s everything you need to know about being an usher…
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