A bit of a timeline debacle

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which idea sounds better
    Idea 1: Get the bridal party to set up so you can get more pics in before the wedding : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Idea 2: Set up the ceremony site with the bridal party beforehand and sacrifice some photo time : (4 votes)
    33 %
    I have another idea that might work better (see below) : (3 votes)
    25 %
    No idea, but I like clicking things! : (2 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    What time are you allowed to get into the space to decorate it?  Will the venue allow you to decorate the night before if there is no one using the space?

    If these are not options, have the guys set it up before the ceremony (as early as possible).  You as the Bride shouldn’t have to do that on your day (especially if it takes 20 minutes).  Plus, it takes the guys like NO TIME to get ready.

    Post # 5
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    2885 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    What does your set up include?  Chairs, or just some bows on pews and flowers in vases? 

    Post # 6
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    9533 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    People will start showing up for the weddin 45-30 minutes prior to the start time. So You will definitely need to get in right at 4 and set up the ceremony immediately. I would try to find someone other than the bridal party to do this set up. Do you have friends/family who have volunteered to help with wedding stuff? An aunt or cousin or good friend? We had a small army of volunteers that helped us set up, but we had a very complicated set up.

    I would definitely recommend that you do as many pictures as possible prior to the ceremony. We did a first look and it was the best thing ever! Because you don’t want to miss time with your guests taking pictures. We did all couples/bridal party/immediate family pictures before the ceremony and after we only had to do the big groups, which we did during cocktail hour.

    Post # 8
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    2885 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I agree with looking for an aunt or someone to help you set up.  Or even a DOC. 

    I like having pictures done before the cermony, still.  Since it’s so late, you may be able to find a park near your venue if it’s a nice day and take pictures there instead of inside the venue, and start at 3.  I like out door pictures better anyway. 

    Post # 9
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    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    yeah i def wouldnt have the bridal party set up for you. i agree with the idea of a family member or  possibly a friend not in the wedding

    Post # 10
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    6032 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Hire a neighborhood teenager to do the setup.  Teenagers work cheap. $40 would probably get your decor set up nicely, and it’s a small price to pay to not have to make your bridal party do your manual labor.

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