Who drops stuff off and takes it home from the venue?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@MsGinkgo:  Your question is as good as mine. I think you enlist someone to help you with that? 

Our venue is our church, and because it’s a small church (and the only Greek Orthodox one in the entire city) the priest said we could decorate the week leading up to our date. I guess my mom will get most stuff? No idea..

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

That’s what your bridal party is for!!!! Your parents, your bridesmaids, groomsmen. They are there to work for you! The last thing you as the bride should be doing is taking care of any of that!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MsGinkgo:  I did it all myself, with the help of my best friends & their boyfriends (they were my maid of honors). As much as I’d have rather been enjoying other things, I don’t really think it’s right to put that responsibility on somebody else.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsGinkgo:  We packed up our stuff at the end of the night. Most of our bridal party was there, our parents helped, and also a few friends who were staying at the hotel were still there. Everyone was happy to pitch in and asked what they could do. It took about 10 minutes at the end of the night with all of the help we had. Then we packed it into my parent’s car and our car and we were done for the night.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

We dropped stuff off the night before because our venue let us. Then my family picked it up for us the following day. I didn’t want to/need to pay someone to do it for us. If my famiy was unable to help, we would have handled it ourselves.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

my maid of honor and i dropped things off at the venues and i packed everything up the next morning with the help of the hotel staff– they had everything cleaned and organzied after the reception and put it in one corner of the ballroom we used and when i woke up at 6 the next morning i just loaded it up and worried about getting everything to fit in one shot( had taken mutliple trips while dropping items off.)

 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

In our case, we’ll have the venue for 3 hours the day before, so we’ll be able to set most of the stuff up then. 

But Idk whats done normally. I guess you either have to do it, or find someone to do it for you? I do remember there was a thread in the past about things that went wrong people wished they could change, and there were several people that had others set up the decor for them, and they were upset with how it looked and wished they had done it themselves.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MsGinkgo:  Exactly, working to keep you sane, same thing! Either you’ll have to have family and friends help you out, or hire someone to do it, or you’ll have to do it yourself. That’s the only 3 options.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We do have a DOC to do the actual set up for us but as far as transport we were thinking we will bring all of our stuff to the venue when we show up for the rehearsal and they can stash it in a spare room (we saw they did this for another wedding when we were there for a tasting) and then we are going to assign people to take things home for us since we are leaving the next morning for the hotel room. That way people know what they are supposed to grab at the end of the night! 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@raziel1687:  I do not in any way agree that the BP is there to work for you!  YOU are honoring them by asking to stand with you.  They aren’t free labor unless they volunteer to do these things.

OP – you either hire someone to take care of these things, someone volunteers to do it for your, or you have to do it yourself.  I did it for both of my weddings as it was my stuff and not someone else’s responsibility.

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