I responded to the other post and mentioned a "House Party" and how I have always seen that used. I have been in the house party for weddings numerous times, and had to stand by the guestbook, greet people, pass out programs and/or maps to reception, transport gifts and/or flowers from reception to ceremony, serve cake, pack up gifts at the end of the night, clean up afterwards, pack up decorations, etc etc etc.
I won't lie... I NEVER enjoy doing these things. I would so much rather just be a guest to the wedding and get to enjoy myself. But, I also know that these things DO have to be done, so I have never been bitter that I have been asked, and I always say yes.
But now that I am having to think about the logistics of my own wedding, I know I will need someone to help out at the beginning of the photobooth guestbook/scrapbook deal; and I know I will need help decorating the place, and then taking decorations down, packing up gifts and getting stuff back to my apartment, etc.
Who is supposed to do that? FI's family may not even be invited at this point, and my family is driving 12 hours to be here, so I certainly don't want to put them to work... So yeah... whose job IS it?!