Post # 1
I am having a fall wedding and am having a hard time deciding whether or not to pay for someone to decorate or just do it with a bunch of my friends the night before.
The dilema is that the wedding site cannot guarentee that another wedding won’t be held the night before and so there is a big possibility that I’d have to decorate day of. This can NOT happen. Seems like an easy decision. Right? Wellll…….
I really love to DIY and do craft things. My friends know me for my ideas and I really have my own vision. You know, if you want it done right you do it yourself mentality?
Please help what should I do?
Post # 3
If your wedding is really in 2014, just hold off on making a decision. My experience is that it’s pretty easy to find a day-of coordinator who will take care of those things, you don’t need to book them 2 years in advance (may vary by location).
I’d suggest beginning to budget to hire someone to do it, but not actually contracting until the date is closer and you have some clarity on if the venue will or won’t be available.
I’m the same way, I’d prefer to do it myself. But my venue can’t guarantee I’ll be able to get in and set up the day before if there is another function. I am hiring a pretty new-to-the-biz DOC to handle it. I’ll set up a mock table, take photos, have very explicit directions and timelines, etc – her job is just to execute it. But I’m getting her for a screaming deal.
You may be able to have some friends set up the day of too and then just pop in and check on it at some point. So just hold tight until it’s about 8 months out.
Post # 4
It also depends a lot on what you want for decor.Many venues are so nice that all you need are the centerpieces, and decor on the guestbook and cake table, head table or sweetheart table.
If you are not stringing lights, hanging lanterns etc, it really doesn’t take that long to set up, especially if you are organized with your packing and have clear instructions for your helpers.