(Closed) How much is your bridal party helping decorate?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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Busy bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

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