(Closed) Help…I need help with setup.

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Check your local craigslist.  There are a few companies in the bigger cities that is all they do, I have seen them advertise in MN and NE.

Post # 4
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our wedding is similar as for a diy set up. When is your rental company dropping everything off? Ours will have everything dropped off by Thursday or Friday to be set up for our Saturday wedding. My mom and a few girls from work will be helping me set up and arrange the tables and chairs the day before. I will be getting ready in a clubhouse on the venue so I’ll set up as much as I can and have my family help me out.

I’ve also enlisted my little cousin (he’s 16) to be my day of coordinator. He is THE most particular person and ever to make sure the rest up the set up process goes as planned. Hope this helps and good luck!

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think you need to find a hands on DOC. I have a coordinator and she is definately hands on and she will make sure my day goes as planned, and if something “bad” happens, I have instructed her to not let me know about it. She is to just take care of it for me. A DOC is supposed to be hands on. That is what they are there for.

Post # 6
235 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, sounds like you need a DOC. But another option is to hire some local high school kids or college kids to set up.  Contact the job placement office at the schools and ask for someone responsible.  I’ve done this before for parties and have generally been pleased.  You just need to make one mock up table and tell them to copy it.

Post # 7
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have this same question. We have a narrow time window for setup and cleanup and so we can’t do it without help. What did you end up doing?

Post # 8
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Don’t just look at wedding co-ordinators. Look at party/event co-ordination companies.

Ask friends parents?

Talk to your caterer to see if they know of anyone

Post # 9
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you know any high school or college students not invited to the wedding? A friend of mine in grad school paid a couple of her reliable undergrads to do set up and take down, and it was super inexpensive!

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