(Closed) DIy Centerpiece Set up

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

Are you having a day of coordinator? If so, she/he can be tasked with setting up your centerpieces and candy buffet. If not, I’d just ask a few family members or friends. I helped out at a friend’s wedding a few weeks back. Along with her aunt, uncle, and cousin, we set up her entire reception space. And the bride didn’t have to worry about a thing! 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

For my sister’s wedding, my aunt and I went over to the venue before the ceremony. It was kind of hectic, but everything got done! I agree, I would just ask a close family member or two.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I made my own centepieces and candy buffet.  I was able to go to the venue the day before and set everything up.  It would depend upon whether or not your venue has an event the night before yours.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can ask people (normally that are not in the wedding) to help.  I’ve done it for a few friends because I just want to offer my services in giving them one less thing to worry about. 

For one friend the venue let us in the night before to do it. 

Sometime the venue will do it for you too.  It doesn’t hurt to ask. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have to set it up ourselves. I would see if your venue is booked for the day beforehand. If it is not booked, then you could come in with your family and wedding party and set it up fast. If not, designate some family or friends to set everything up prior to the wedding. My venue is a restaurant, so I can’t set it up the day beforehand, so the groomsmen and some family and gonna set it up in the morning 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow… I guess I have this problem, too.  I just assumed the catering company would take care of it since they are setting the tables and what-not.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@fembride045 no, usually they don’t. Their job is strictly linens and stuff, not the setting up of centerpieces, etc. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you decide to have a DOC, this is definitely something she could do. We’re having DIY centerpieces and a candy buffet also and my DOC will be setting it all up for us. We wanted to go the DIY route but I knew that I wouldn’t want to be setting it up myself on the day of the wedding. Otherwise, if you have some good friends or close family members who are willing to volunteer, they could set it up a few hours before the wedding.

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