Post # 1
I am wondering how much you are asking your bridal to help out and decorate. Our venue is doing alot of set up and tear down but I still have things that need to be placed/setup and I do not have it in my budget to hire a day of person.
My SIL and BIL are very open to setting some things up the morning of the wedding but they will need help. Is it normal for the bridal party to help out and decorate?
I will not be there, I will be doing a bunch of stuff the day before, but the day of when deliveries and quick centerpiece placement needs to be done they would be on their own and then come over to my mum’s and start hair and makeup. Keep in mind they will have plenty of time anbd theres only about an hour of stuff to do day of if they all pitch in.
So how much are they expected to help out?
Post # 3
I had mainly relatives help. This was for practical reasons as much as anything: we did most of the decorating on the day before, which was a Friday, which was a workday. So my two lovely grandmothers (both now RIP) gave me the most help, as well as my sister (who was also a bridesmaid), because she was free that day. I guess in short, it’s whoever’s available, but in my experience it’s more often family than bridal party.
It’s great that SIL and BIL will help you, but I wonder if it would be easier to get more help if you decorated the evening before? Won’t you and the BMs be getting ready the mornng of the wedding? Personally I wouldn’t trust anyone else to put up the centrepieces, I would want to be there myself when everything is finally in place.
Post # 4
My bridal party didn’t really have any duties involving decor, since the venue and our floral-events person attended to those details.
Post # 5
No setting up or decorating of any kind. I am not going to ask them to do that. One of my bridesmaid did offer to help with favors and stuff but am not sure if I’ll take her up on that offer. She has not been reliable or stuck to her word on other offers.
Post # 6
My BMs aren’t doing any decorating…..I have someone else doing it. We won’t have time for all of that and I’m pertty sure they don’t want to hear my mouth the whole time….lol.
Post # 7
I am having anyone who offers to help help! All my bridesmaids live out of state so they haven’t been able to help, even though they keep asking to. So guess who will be helping set up the wedding? My bridesmaids! And my aunts, parents, friends, literally anyone who asks to help.
Post # 8
My caterer is doing it even though we’re not getting the decor from them. They charge a small hourly fee. I’d not feel comfortable asking the bridal party to do that.
Post # 9
I’m going to ask them if they want to help. My BMs are awesome and all of them are more craftsy (is that the word?) than I am, so I’ll need their help, since all of my decorations are DIY projects (so no florist or anything to help). We might have the help of the venue staff, but I’m not sure.