Post # 1
I’m on a really strict budget and all the venues hat set up and tear down for you are way out of our budget so instead we are opting for a smaller wedding at a park facility building. The building has chairs and tables for use, however the renter is required to set up and tear them down at the end of the event.
Also, all decor must be rented and set up on your own. Since we don’t have the budget to rent and have people come and deliver then come back to pick up decor, we are having a mostly DIY wedding.
Of course I love this look and idea and I’m excited about it…but who is going to set this up?!
Obviously, I will be busy on the wedding day, and we can’t set up the day before, although we get the rental for the entire day but I don’t know who is going to set it up.
I was thinking that I could arrange to start the day there with my parents and personal attendant and her husband (long time family friends) and we can begin the set up and then I could leave early, letting them know my plan for the space and praying that it all gets done.
And then tear down. I’ve had friends say that they have been to weddings that just had all the people left at the end help clean up and they didn’t mind it too much. Since my wedding is small the people left at the end will probably be close enough friends I wouldn’t feel too bad doing this.
So my question is if you have any idea, but also, is your venue DIY? How are you planning to execute everything and clean up at the end? Or have you been to a wedding like this and how have you seen it done? Thanks!
Post # 3
Ya know, we didn’t think about clean up so much… which ended up being okay, haha. We all set up when we got there – BM’s, family, the venue (it was our stuff but they helped us set up). At the end, one of my BM’s and my aunt started putting everything away. They started early, and honestly, everything was basically done by the time we were ready to go!
Post # 4
My whole wedding is DIY but I am hoping for volunteers to set up/tear down. Worse case scenario we will hire someone for $100. I am renting a similar type of place.
Post # 5
@lambo: This venue sounds so much like my venue! Are you in Florida?!
I was lucky bc I talked up our venue so much that people became interested in it, a trainer from my gym took her daughter and ended up booking the venue for May 2013. one day we walked about how expensive it would be to get a planner to set up and break down- we decided that they would set up my wedding and we would set up theirs! It totally worked out and it saved me $400!!!
What i am doing is talking pics of how i want everything set up and they can use it as a guide. 🙂
Post # 6
We were lucky and got to set up the day before, so we set up all the tables and chairs, tents however could not leave the decorations etc out because we were told at night there is a lot of dew so things would be wet. So in the morning my family and bridal party in tuxes finished the set up. I asked my Bridal party and family to help with the take down. We went back the next day to finish the clean up however we had a lot of DIY everything. My family ended up catering my wedding, thank goodness for that as the ‘caterer’ was MIA on rehearsal / set up.
Post # 7
Your benue sounds just like mine… we have it the whole day of the wedding so I can get in as early as 8am to set up but then I have to leave after 2 hours to go and get ready so I will try to get as much done as possible with my family that will be there to help out also. All we have to do atg the end of the night is take away what we brought in (not trash, they clean up the trash for us).