Post # 1
We are looking at a venue that we love, but only lets you start setting up the morning of at 10am. I was totally planning on setting the reception up since we are on a tight budget, but obviously myself, FI, and our wedding party and family will be a little busy that morning getting ready and such 🙂 who does the setting up? I was already planning on hiring a day of coordinator but is that their responsibility? We are having BBQ cater, is that their responsibility? Is there such a thing as a hired wedding-setter-upper?
Post # 3
- 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
@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
@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
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
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.