(Closed) A little vent about my venue — 3 weeks to go

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

First of all, don’t panic!  Is it the responsibility of the venue to set up the chairs, tables, dance floor etc, or are outside people setting all of that up?  If they normally set that up, I’m sure they know how long it takes and it will prepare accordingly.  

Also, when you booked the hall, did you book starting at 5 or 4:30?  If you booked the hall starting at 5, they might expect guests not to start showing up until then.

Post # 4
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh that sucks!  I think you are doing the right thing though by setting up a meeting and going over a timeline with her.  It will ease your mind but also give you more information for your vendors.  I hope everything works out as planned!

Post # 5
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That sucks. If it helps, my reception venue won’t allow vendors in unil after 5pm since its a museum thats open to the public until then. Guests will start arriving for our cocktail hour at 6:30pm. This is how the venue operates and all my vendors are well aware of it and have done far more elaborate events than my wedding with this criterea. Try not to freak out. These are professionals, they know what they’re doing 🙂

Post # 6
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

omg I had a very similar situation!  We loved one of the catering staff and used that company because of him!  Then he left.  Without telling us we got the head manager as our contact.  I was anoyed but he’s the head of the company so whatever, I know he’ll be good.

Then when I asked about a final meeting they said the same thing!! What do you want to go over?? umm.. everything!

We ended up just corresponding over email with the secretary which was easist for me.  Let me tell you just to try and not stress!  They are professionals that do this allllll the time.  Its no big deal for them and I think often forget that its our one big day and we’ve never done this before.

feel free to ask as many questions as you need and let them know exactly what you want though.  The caterer is one of the biggest things that goes on day of so make sure they get it right!

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