(Closed) DIY brides…is it normal to have so much STUFF?!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually hired a DOC for this very reason.  I have bought everything for our wedding except the tables and chairs.  I have a room full of wedding stuff and was worried how it was all going to get set up and taken down while still having the “bridal” day, so I hired a DOC to handle it all for me.  My FH talked alot about it and the cost and we agreed that neither of us really wanted to deal with the “stuff”.  We just wanted to concentrate on having our day.

PS – my list is very similar to yours,  bought a steamer for the linens and a pulpit because the venue has nothing.  I even bought a few antique tables to supplement what they don’t have.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

As a diy bride and Doc I would suggest putting everything that belongs at each table in a separately labeled box (learned that here in the Hive!!)

The night of it is REALLY easy to break down. Use the area under your candy buffet table to store boxes (esp if you have full drop linens).

Also begin asking people for help breaking down. I promise that people get scarce after the wedding…..

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@crebre80 – I put them all in totes, one for each table.  I also included pictures of how each table is to be set up as I have a very eclectic style.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Sounds like my wedding.

We did it NO PROBLEM!

Just make sure you have lots of friends and family to help you make quick work of cleaning up. (remember: people like to help)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a ton of DIY stuff as well and thank goodness our venue has a DOC. She told me to bring everything in the day before and we would go over the entire set up and she would have it all taken care of when we got there the next day. Sounds great but considering I’ve been so type A in regards to this wedding I can see me in the reception room hours before the ceremony trying to rearrange place cards and stemware with half my make up done and in a robe. lol

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yuppp I had a ton of stuff too and I didnt even DIY nearly as much as you are.  We literally had 42 boxes to give to our venue of things to put out (granted I had 244 candles and that was a lot of the boxes – crazy I know).  We had to rent an extra car to get everything from DC (where I lived) to NY (where wedding was) I def recommend labeling all the boxes VERY carefully and numbering them 1 out of __ that way if a box is missing they will know to look for it.

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