Was anyone NOT able to take time off before the wedding? Was it ok?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Aww.  I am sure everything will be fine! 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@Audrey2:  It’ll be ok!  Two things: you have to make sure that you have a team of people willing to show up and work.  If you think your friends & family wouldn’t mind, that’s great.  Then, a week or two beforehand, get them to solidly commit to a particular time frame.  (Get your fi to do it if you feel like a bad guy, that’s what I did!)

Then, make sure you have very detailed maps, inspiration pictures, and directions for each thing you want set up (eg bunting, ceremony decor, lighting, whatever).  Then tell them if little questions come up, they/your FI should make executive decisions.  I did this for some last-minute setup the morning of the wedding when I couldn’t be there, and it came together perfectly.  

It’ll be ok as long as you have a team specifically scheduled and they know exactly what you want (and know to just decide on things if it wasn’t explained in your maps / pics / directions).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had the Friday off before the wedding, but would’ve been fine if I hadn’t had the day off. We didn’t start taking things to the venue until about 4 on the Friday anyway. We didn’t have much to do really, just bring the centrepieces/favours/guest book and a couple other things to the venue and set them up on the tables. Then there was just the rehearsal and dinner. We could’ve adjusted the times if we needed to if I hadn’t had the day off 🙂 The wedding party and our parents helped set up too.

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