(Closed) Are 2 hours enough time for ceremony and reception set-up?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Our caterer is allowing 4-5 hours for setup. There’s a ton to be done on the day of an event,but I imagine it depends on what you’re doing. All the deliveries will be coming throughout the morning,and we can’t even have access until 8:30 AM. Ceremony is at venue at 4:30….we have to be out by 11:30,allowing time for cleanup. Ours is on a Friday.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

my hotel is setting up tables 2 hours before, but everything is already there mind you

 

my DJ needs 3 hour to set up

 

depends on your vendors requirements

 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It really depends on what you’re doing.  For my wedding there was a lot of decorating and deliveries being made.  The coordinator started at 8 in the morning and when I went to check in at noon things were still in shambles.  By the time we got there at 3 it was much better, but they were still working and she had more help from the caterers.  Band came about 3 too.  Our wedding was at 5:30.  Unless there is a lot of people setting up, I don’t know how two hours would be possible.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Check with each of your vendors to see how much time they need. Could you push your reception back an extra hour to allot for more time?

 

Keep in mind that the venue probably does this every Saturday so they know it works on their end. I think the most important thing is to check with your other vendors.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It depends on how much there is to do. I am getting married at 10:30am and there will A LOT to do, so our poor vendors are probably starting at 5am! And we having everything delivered the day before. But if your venue is pretty much complete and you only need tables and that kind of thing, I think 2 hours should be fine. I think you can trust your vendors – they don’t want to screw themselves.

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