- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Its a small wedding, 3pm, 50ppl in a garden setting for both reception and ceremony. I have on order, 50-60 chairs and 7 round tables and all the other items I need from a rental company. I know how I want the areas setup, flowers, chairs with bows, etc.
The party rental place I am going with, does not do any set up; they just drop off and pick up. The florist does not partake in setup they just deliver as well. The caterers will only set up the food area/table, ditto with the bartender. The venue, only provides the spot and no other services.
I dont want to ask any of our guests to come early to help setup as I want them to enjoy the event and not have to “work it” and I personally dont want to get there at 9am to set up and then run home get ready and then head back. I just think its not feasable. As it is, we (groom), will be dropping off cases of beer wine and water, and ice as the bartending company does not cover this they only offer a bartender, service and a physical bar.
Though two people have offered to help, one has not called me back. For one, I dont want to feel like I’m beggin anyone to do anything and secondly, I dont want to harrass her.
The second person who offered to help was my boss, whom I would feel super awkward delegating her around. So, I dont think I like this idea either.
I found a wedding planner that offers “Day of” services but she says she really doesn’t do hands on, roll up her sleeves dirtly work type of help…..she does more of delegatating, directing traffic and pointing out to the “workers” what to do and where things go and makes sure things are flowing. A lot of wedding planners I have interviewed follow the same notion. I guess they are so used to planning elaborate extensive weddings, that they are not accustomed to having more of a physical role.
Can anyone direct me in the right path, where do I find “Setup Help” without referring to my guests or the Bride nor Groom? Do I re-interview different planners again or is this somthing, they really should not be expected to do? If so, where can I find like 2 people who can set up to my specifications the morning off? Am willing to hire also.
Any advice would be appreciated.