Should I get over it? Need bride advice!

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Should I change from what I really want?
    Yes, change date : (16 votes)
    40 %
    Yes, change time : (8 votes)
    20 %
    No : (14 votes)
    35 %
    Backyard : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @Mrsjr:  We are having a Sunday afternoon wedding. We aren’t allowed in the venue until the morning of to decorate. The groomsmen will be in charge of the decorations, I will do one for reference. I think that is the case for most venues, you book it for one day. When is your ceremony? Ours starts at 1 and goes until 5 so we have enough time to set up in the morning and take down after.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I would just change the day. There is no way I’d want the stress of not being able to decorate the day before. Besides, what if they leave the place a mess?

    Doing it on another day or a Saturday will make it cheaper and easier on you. Besides, any day you get married on becomes a significant day.

    Post # 5
    Member
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Mrsjr:  I think it’s pretty standard to not be allowed in till morning of. Talk to someone close to you and ask them and a few other friends to decorate in the morning.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We aren’t allowed to go in until 9am the morning of the reception so I think many venues do that. I have a team of 12 aunts, my mom, FMIL, and lots of cousins that have taken on all the decorating themselves. If that’s not an option you could always hire someone to decorate. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Nope, don’t compromise.

    Take a long nap the day before & decor the venue at midnight the night before the wedding. That’s how I would do it anyway…

    Post # 8
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Agree with PP’s, even if you getting married at 10 am, starting to decorate with a good team by 7 am will do.

    Post # 10
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As others have said most Venues are probably going to be Morning Of… that was the way it was for my First Wedding (even over 30 years ago)

    My Groom, My Father, FOG, Best Man & the Ushers did all the deocorating of the Community Hall that we used for our Reception (the men had a long list of instructions from myself & my mother).

    It took them several hours.

    My Dad showed up at home, and I was already dressed and the Photographer taking photos with me and my Mom

    My Dad had a shower and got Dressed… posed for a few Photos, and then we were off to the Church in the Limo

    There really wasnt much time to spare... Im guessing he got in after 3 PM when the Wedding was set for 4 PM

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    In your situation, you can accept things as they are at the Gallery (sounds like a nice venue)

    Change the Date to another Sunday

    Change to a Saturday

    Or go for a Backyard Wedding (been lots of nice Backyard Weddings on WBee)

    Because you have options… I DID NOT VOTE

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Pay someone to decorate early that morning. Unless you have super elaborate decorations, it shouldn’t take that long to get it done.

    Post # 12
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    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Mrsjr:   I’d suggest making the ceremony as late as you can – maybe 11:30  – and ask friends or hire someone to decorate in the morning.  Then you will get the place and date you want!!  Friends love to help out!! 🙂  

    Post # 13
    Member
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Personally, I would keep your date options open unless there is a really good reason not to.  Just change the date to something that works.  Who cares is the date is special to you?  Going forward it will always be special b/c it’s your wedding anniversary.

    Post # 14
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @Mrsjr:  What time are you getting up for hair and make-up? The guys should get up at that time too and decorate. I would push it back to 12, you would still have a brunch after. Is there a peticular reason you want it early? 

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    9907 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Mrsjr:  If you’re super organized and have everything sorted and labelled, is it possible for you and a crew of amazing friends to rock out the setup if you get up slightly earlier?  I know it’s not ideal but if it’s your dream…

    Post # 16
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @cbgg:  +1, I had a similar issue with wanting a special date, but it wouldn’t work for some family-related reasons.  No matter what, the date you get married will be special.  If you can have it a different Sunday where you can decorate the night before, switch the date.

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