(Closed) How long do I need to rent the venue?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
404 posts
Helper bee

@Zesty:  It depends.  Are you getting hair and makeup done after you set up?  From what it sounds like, that’s going to be a tight schedule.

If other people do the set up for you while you get ready & do pictures, you could probably have them set up from 1 – 2:15, ceremony from 2:30 – 3, reception 3 – 5, and then that gives you time to clean up.

Although, side note, my wedding reception was very short, and I regretted that it only lasted about 2.5 hours.  That was one of my biggest regrets.  If I ever remarry, that’s something I will definitely do differently.

Post # 4
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Better too much than too little! I think 7 hours sounds really good!

Post # 6
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Zesty:  I think you are going to want to get people to set up without you (people you trust with your vision) so that you can get ready. What if set up took too long and you only had 10 minutes to get ready? What if you got all hot and sweaty while setting up (this happens to me due to anxiety)? I think you should try to relax and enjoy the pre-ceremony time as much as you can. The timeline fancymichelle said seems pretty good. 

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