(Closed) CONFUSED!!! I don't know who will set-up the reception??

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@servin89:  our rental guy is doing Our setup and tear down…so worth it!

Post # 4
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Our venue does the chairs/table/tent, but we do the rest.  So yeah, we’re going to go up at like 8 am and set up for a few hours, then put an army of friends & family in charge of anything that still needs to be done.  Renting it for the whole day is WAY worth it, in my book.

Post # 5
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our venue set up most of it, and the florist did the tables.  Maybe you could hire a coordinator to do that part?  Might be cheaper than renting the venue for the whole day 

Post # 6
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would hire a DOC to do it. I had zero interest in working on my wedding day. LOL

Post # 7
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A day of coordinator can handle a setup situation like this. If it’s not in the budget, it’s probably best to recruit some friends or family to do it. 

Post # 8
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hire a DOC.  Please don’t make your family work.

Post # 9
7208 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@servin89:  I would compare the cost of renting it for the whole day vs hiring a DOC. If the DOC is WAY more expensive, I’d rent the venue for the whole day and do it myself. But, if the DOC was in anyway managable, I’d go with that cause who wants to work on their wedding day?

Post # 10
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@servin89:  My family, and friends who aren’t in the wedding party (i.e. won’t be with us taking pictures) are setting up our reception venue.  We have quite a long gap between ceremony and reception.

Post # 11
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@servin89:  Depends, sometimes it is vendors you are using. I would ask the venue if they help with set up. My venue helped set up the reception. But I also hired someone (florist) to set up the ceremony and help the staff do the reception decor. I wanted it to be done the way I wanted. 🙂 At my sisters wedding she did everything diy, so all her decor was set up by my my family and her DHs. There was no staff venue there during the wedding/reception.


Post # 12
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


this is why we went to a hotel venue,they did everything,i just couldnt see myself or askng friends and family to take down everything after drinking and having a goodtime.setting up was impossible while im getting ready for my wedding.i could hire people and spend money on decorations,but why when i could pay cheaper or around the same to have it all done for me that included a doc the day of and all the  months leading up to the wedding.

you still have time to look around before making a final decsion so take your time and you will find somewere that makes you happy 🙂

Post # 13
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hire a DOC!

Post # 14
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had a similar problem, only we didn’t even have the option to rent the room for more hours, so I hired a DOC. Best decision ever – aside from taking over ceremony and reception setup, she’s basically taking over all wedding details starting a few days beforehand, including last minute vendor calls and panicked guest and wedding party questions. Plus she’s recommending me vendors and is lending me decor so I don’t have to buy it all myself!

Post # 15
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

were having the ceremony and reception all in one spot. while me and my girls are getting our hair done were sending the guys ahead of time to at least do the tables and chairs set up. we can get in our place at noon and probably planning on starting around 3. then once were done we’ll head over and help with decorations. since the guys dont need that much time to get dresse you can have some of your guys and maybe some relatives help with your set up.

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