(Closed) Clean up- please help!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How should I plan the clean up?
    Sat night; ask all the parents and wedding party members to help : (3 votes)
    20 %
    Sat night; ask just family to help : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Sunday morning; ask anyone who is up for it to come back and help at 10 am : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Sunday morning; just ask family to help in the morning : (7 votes)
    47 %
    other; please explain below : (3 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @papercrafter:  Go to a umployement agency and offer a little money to people who want to make a quick buck

    Post # 5
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Is there any way at all to hire a day-of coordinator, even just for cleanup? Sunday mornings are usually slow times for them, they might be interested in making some extra money. Or friends of friends to be the clean up crew, pay a few of them $50 each to come out and clean it up Sunday morning?

    I can see why you’re torn on this. I feel like if you wait until Sunday, you’re going to have way less help. People will say yes, but it’s funny how they oversleep/forget/had to leave early because of something/aren’t feeling well. You’ll have way more help Saturday night because people are already there, but mannnnn, that sucks.

    We hired a Day of Coordinator and it was fantastic. My parents and DH’s brother/sister in law insisted on staying and helping, but even if every single person had left, it would have gotten taken care of. We gave them a key to the hotel room and they brought everything back while we were at the after party.

    I think Sunday is preferable as long as you have people who are super reliable. I’d ask anyone I was close enough – if I’d ask for their help moving, I’d ask for their help with this. And I’d over-invite help… if I thought I wanted 5 people to help clean up, I’d ask 10.

    Also, take a cart or dolly/hand-truck to make things easier to move. That will help a ton.

    Post # 6
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    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @papercrafter:  you would need someone you trust to be there and coordinate. Look for a trust worthy cleaning lady. Or go to a cleaning company. Trust me…money well spend!

    The last thing you want is to be cleaning on your wedding day.

    Ask each of your bridesmaids to take care of something…like….you get the cake etc etc etc….take pictures of what it has to look like. And give it to the cleaning crew.

    Post # 8
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d hire a few people – maybe some local college kids. Put an ad on craigslist and hold a little interview day so you don’t get some random skechballs.  Or, hire a day of coordinator to take care of it. 

     

    Post # 11
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    20 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @papercrafter:  I would say make sure anything important that you want to make sure gets home to you (presents, cake cutter/cake, souvieners, etc) assign each to a family or bridal party member. After that, a reputable cleaning crew or a day of coordinator should be able to take care of it. Ask the venue if they have any reccommendations.

    Best of luck!

    Post # 12
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    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Many years ago my friend got married and after the wedding all of us, including the bride, all stayed for about 25 mins each, and we got everything all cleaned up. I dont think they had access sunday morning tho.

     

    I would def look into a cleaning company and see if they can help, and just make sure you give detailed instructions to whom ever you have cleaning up!

    I would be worried about the sunday morning thing myself, i agree people will oversleep/be hungover/sick/forget about it.

    Post # 14
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    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @papercrafter:  i did this myself with the help of a few family members.  you have a large wedding party.  give each one a job to do.  bm1 is in charge or collecting the votives and table decor, bm2 wine glasses, bm3 hanging decor, gm1&2 photobooth, gm3&4 tables and chairs, etc.  give the more responsible people the job of overseeing everything, that way if someone is too drunk, they can pick up the slack of that task.

    make a list of everything that will need to be cleaned up and organized.  if everyone just did one thing, it will be cleaned up in no time.  tbh, it’s something that i didn’t even think of but my venue had a last minute brunch booking the next day so i had to pack it all up that night.  (i found out that night).  no big deal.  i have no problem delegating jobs to people.  it was done in less than an hour.

    Post # 16
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    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @papercrafter:  I was also thinking you will have servers at your wedding right? bar tenders and such. You could also give them a 50 and tell them to load up. 

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