- 8 years ago
- Wedding: January 2011
Our venue is pretty barebones (furniture and dishes etc. provided, but that’s about it). We don’t want a complicated, fancy wedding, and don’t have an army of people to help us set up (I’d estimate there would be about 7 of us total). We have a couple hours the day before, and all day the day of, to set up. And here’s what I have collected so far:
-all linens (venue offers some, but I don’t like the quality, so we’re purchasing and ironing etc. our own, because it works out to be cheaper than renting (will sell them later)
-candy buffet jars, candy, etc.
-all alcohol (and some mix)
-strings of lights
-centrepieces (wood slices and lots of glassware; thankfully it’s not too fragile)
-silks in containers to line ceremony aisle
-extra serving pieces to supplement the venue’s (pretty trays for desserts)
-some hanging poms and lanterns for patio
-there will be our bouquets etc. (real flowers, but probably DIY…unless I find a great florist deal)
-photo display (I think we will string them up)
-probably a portable keyboard (and it’s big/heavy) — we really want piano at the ceremony and the venue does not have this
-misc. (wine box and bottle of wine, card box, guest book, DJ list, programs, etc.)
YIKES!! I guess we will have up to 5 vehicles to transport all this stuff, but that is a lot to lug and manage, and we’ll probably only have an hour to take everything down and pack it up at the end of the night.
Is that just too much stuff?
How did you girls handle all your stuff?