Silly question? Who sets up the reception???

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@FutureMrsT1221:  You can hire someone to set it up for you or you can ask friends/family to do it.  My FI, his GMs, and our Day of Coordinator are setting up our reception the morning of the wedding.  The guys take less time to get ready and my FI used to set up weddings when he worked at a country club so I trust that he will do a great job decorating our reception.

Post # 4
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FutureMrsT1221:  If you are hiring a day of coordination then I would discuss it with them but when I was interviewing DOC’s they were willing to set up the ceremony and reception but it is definitely something to make sure you get in writing.

The one thing our DOC said was that if it was an elaborate or intricate setup then it would be an extra charge since she would need to hire additional staff.

Post # 5
1243 posts
Bumble bee

@FutureMrsT1221:  We hired someone for $500, and it was a great decision.  You have almost a year until your wedding, so you should be able to find that money somewhere. 

Though there were definitely aspects of her decorating I was disappointed with, I could live with it in exchange for not having to worry about it myself. (I also hired her only a month before my wedding, so if I had the time, i could have probably found someone better).

Honestly, it took so much worry and stress off my shoulders knowing that I didn’t have to worry about that pretty big thing.

Post # 6
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Our venue’s DOC does it, but if your venue doesn’t have one, I would highly reccomend hiring one. Someone to set up and break down for you will make your day 100 times easier.

Post # 7
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I actually did my own 2 hours before the wedding……. so……yeah…… don’t do that. I had help but it took waaaay longer than anticipated and I had to go home and get ready and ended up being a half an hour late.

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