(Closed) How are you hauling stuff (decor, etc) to your wedding? Any Tips?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How do you haul wedding stuff?
    Assign boxes to friends/family (& they are responsible for bringing it home) : (9 votes)
    56 %
    Wedding planner manages this : (3 votes)
    19 %
    Rent a Van & bring things up yourself (pick up stuff morning after the wedding) : (3 votes)
    19 %
    Other? : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    We had a LOT of stuff to bring (including all the linens and alcohol for a full open bar), and my husband and I both packed our cars. It wasn’t ideal driving (about 2 hours)in two cars, and driving home separate after the wedding was a bummer but it was the only solution.

    Our caterer and venue staff cleaned up at the end of the night, and put our gifts in the limo. DH and I drove to the venue in the morning and picked everything up. That was the downfall of having a very DIY wedding-we had so much stuff.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We had friends/family helps us cart everything down the day before. We assigned most of the same people to bring everything back the night after the wedding. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We are not renting a van but a enclosed trailer to pull behind our suburban.  My sister and perents both have SUV’s so they will bring any extra things we need.  We have a 350 person wedding which I bought everything for including plates, linens, silverware, and much more!  Good luck!

    Post # 6
    Member
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Miss2Mrs_Beerlover:  Ditto…we’re renting a small uhaual trailor thingy.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I guess I don’t really have too much stuff. I really only have about 2 boxes of things – photos, escort cards, menus and table numbers – in addition to my personal items. My dress is being delivered to the venue the day before and I will just have my overnight stuff. The florist handles bringing the flowers, decor, centerpieces. The MUA and hairdressers will have all that stuff. Our catering staff will handle setting everything up. 

    Post # 8
    Bee
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    Oh man, this was a big question mark for me too right before our wedding, because I had a ton of DIY projects. In the end, we filled up 3-4 cars with stuff (including the back of my FIL’s pickup truck) and dropped it off the day before the wedding. I hired a day-of coordinator, and she did most of the set-up the morning of the wedding. At the end of the wedding, my family helped take down the decorations and stashed them in boxes. There wasn’t enough room in cars the next day to drive everything back into Houston, so my DH and I had to take his FIL’s truck to pick everything up the weekend after we got back from our honeymoon. Our venue was really nice and let us store everything in a few closets that whole 2 weeks we were gone.

    BIG tip for you: label the boxes of stuff!! Some of my painstaking DIY projects didn’t even make it out of their boxes, because it was pretty chaotic the morning of the wedding! And maybe make a list of the boxes, so you’ll know if one’s missing.

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