(Closed) Flipping the room and freaking out!

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 4
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When I was shopping for a venue, I stopped by a few places that were setting up for evening winter weddings and most of them had the tables set up and lined up against the walls. The chairs were in place for the ceremony. There was enough room for the tables and chairs in the venue without feeling cramped. Personally I thought it looked odd and not like something I wanted for my wedding. But it worked. I think the tables should be set up and pushed against the wall so it’s less work for the people flipping the room.

Post # 6
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

That’s a lot of tables to do completely from scratch in a short period of time. What does the venue suggest?

Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee

@MissCountryGirl727:  I agree with not wanting to have tables around the room when you have your ceremony. It’s so distracting and takes away from the romance of the cere,ony.  However, 1 hour is really tight for 5 people hauling everything in and setting up. Either extend the cocktail hour by at least 30 minutes or add 2 more people to help set up. Also, you may be able to have the head table already set up and hidden somewhere on the stage, just to save a little more time.

Post # 9
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

We had to do it when rain moved our ceremony inside. The only hitch was that tables are in the pictures of us walking from the door into the room to the aisle.

Immediately after, I was bummed out about it. A year later, I don’t care.


You imagine your guests will think things that they really won’t. And if they do get stirred up by this, they are missing the point of joining you two on your big day. Don’t worry about those people. 🙂

Post # 10
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

my room was flipped and i was impressed.  it’s not something that i was too thrilled about initially but the venue staff reassured me that they do it all of the time.  we had our cocktail hour in the adjoining room and they closed the sliding doors while they set up the room.  they did everything from scratch and didn’t take them long at all.  only 6 tables.  in fact they were done well before the cocktail hour finished.

i think good staff and enough bodies is the key.

Post # 11
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

My venue will be flipping the room also. My venue said they do it all the time but the things to consider are that the vendors will only have an hour to decorate. Sounds like you have that all squared away though. I’m nervous about it too but it will all work out!

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