Reception Advice Needed

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Day of planners can do this for you or bring in a team. Look for a wedding planner and just buy their time for the day.

Post # 4
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

@brendaray2009:  It is not uncommon for the bridesmaids and groomsment to help with set up and tear down. Perhaps you have an aunt who wants to be realy involved with planning that you could ask to be in charge of set up.

Post # 5
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@brendaray2009:  Where I’m from it is common to ask your bridal party/family members to help with set up and clean up.  We do the set up after the rehersal dinner.  It’s usually easier to find people to agree to set things up than tear it down.  Maybe the person at the church would be able to get a clean up team together and you could pay them to take care of it for you.

Post # 6
5763 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hire a couple of local teenagers or contact your local temping agency.

Post # 7
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

Are there some OLDER teens in the youth group you could hire?  I am all for bridal party members volunteering to help but not asking them to.

Post # 8
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I second the suggestions people have said above, especially the DOC and asking family/friends.  Just think about how you are asking!  For example, at my venue, we get there at noon on the day of.  We have the rehearsal at noon (but people not in the wedding party can start setting up).  Then, we have until 3:30 to finish getting ready there.  My mom’s best friend (whom I call aunt) is very special to me and great at decorating.  I asked her if she would come up at noon, be in charge of decorating while we are rehearsing since I know I can trust her to make sure it looks great, and then get ready with us girls.  She is so excited because she really gets to be part of the day!  Yes, I was asking for a favor, but I complemented her, made her feel special about it, and included her in other special parts of the day.

Post # 9
6959 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d ask some day of coordinators.

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