(Closed) Helping you decorate?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What is YOUR scenario so brides with similar scenarios can help you and others can provide suggestions?

In our case our caterer took care of ALL the setup. We did diagrams, pictures, communications, emails, etc.

If your caterer is not doing all this I suggest enlisting the help of friends. On the day of everyone, bridal party, family, dates of bridal party all pitched in big time to help set up the small details like making sure things are in the right spot. Putting the flowers on the cake, setting out the signage, etc.

It helps to have someone who knows your vision leading the efforts. Your MOH may not be the best person for this task bc she should be by your side.

And realize that some people who you think will be helping may not really be able to help. ie My ILs unfortunately were not able to help with set up at all because they were busy babysitting my husband’s nieces. Because their mother bailed on our wedding and his brother was doing what he could to help with set up.

These are all the kinds of things you have to think about when setting up a timeline for the day of.

Post # 4
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we ‘hired’ our florist to set up stuff.  since she was going there already it was easy.  we paid her a little extra and dropped off stuff before hand so she could set stuff up while we got ready!  It worked out perfect since we didnt have DOC.

Post # 5
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4824 posts
Honey bee

A combination of the caterer for the tables and chairs etc, florist for the centerpieces, day of coordinator for other decorations (bathrooms, fireplaces).

Not sure yet about taking stuff down… that could be a problem.  We would have to pay the DOC too much to do it because she would have to stick around a lot longer, but not sure who to ask.

Post # 6
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1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our venue will have all the tables set up that morning (wedding is at 5 p.m.)  We’re doing what Rgeddy did – paying our florist a little bit more to set up everything else since she’ll already be there for the flowers.

Post # 7
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So glad you posted this as I am trying to figure out everything right now.

Two of my friends asked if they could help specifically with this as they are great at project management. I know I can get lots of people to help to do the set up, it’s the taking down that I can’t figure out. I’d like to hire some help but not quite sure how to do this.

What I am most perplexed by is how we are going to load everything out after the wedding.

Right now, I am visualizing leaving a uhaul rental truck on site filled w/everything overnight and then having my sister pick up truck on sunday afternoon. The catering staff will be great with removing rentals but it’s my personal stuff that is going to be a real hassle.

Post # 7
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So glad you posted this as I am trying to figure out everything right now.

Two of my friends asked if they could help specifically with this as they are great at project management. I know I can get lots of people to help to do the set up, it’s the taking down that I can’t figure out. I’d like to hire some help but not quite sure how to do this.

What I am most perplexed by is how we are going to load everything out after the wedding.

Right now, I am visualizing leaving a uhaul rental truck on site filled w/everything overnight and then having my sister pick up truck on sunday afternoon. The catering staff will be great with removing rentals but it’s my personal stuff that is going to be a real hassle.

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