(Closed) How many hours needed when booking a venue?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Remember to think about how much time you will need to decorate/set up etc. This is especially important for a DIY venue like most public parks because you need to set up everything yourself. Some caterers or rental places have specific times that they set up like say starting at 12 for a 4 pm wedding. I would look into all of that.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My venue does not have staff that helps set up.  Our vendors are actually setting everything up for us.  THe rental company is doing the tables/chairs, the catereers the dishes and glasses, florist the centerpieces.  

Our venue allows 2 hours for set up and 1 hour for break down.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Farm

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Geekchick42 :  

We have our venue for the entire day.  We also have the venue the day before for rehearsal or setting up if we would like. Out of all of the venues that you are looking at with your vision which one requires the least amount of work? By that I mean with your decorations, setting things up, the flow of the ceremony and reception and how that will work with the layout of the venues? I think that is important as well how things will flow and work together on the day. Where will the caterer, DJ’s set up for the ceremony and reception. Which one requires the least amount of addi’l decorations. For example, will you need uplighting or other aspects of staging to get the look that you want. All of these things require time and additional money. So you want to look at all aspects of the venue while touring them.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Have you thought about uplighting? That might help your white wall situation.

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