(Closed) Is 4 1/2 hours enough time?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You might be cutting it too close because you don’t want to be rushed when you’re getting ready. Do you have family that could help? You should also ask if the venue can help set up the decor since they’re doing the tables.

Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is too much to do for me. I mean, it could be done but you would need to be kind of a go with the flow person and know that things may not look entirely as you invision if you have friends and family help out.

I’m very Type A so I couldn’t do that.


Post # 6
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

scarlettbegonias87:  I think this is one of those times you need to call in your groomsmen. Guys don’t need as long as women to get ready. You could go for an hour, tell everyone where you want things, then leave and get ready. Your Fiance could even come when you leave.

You’re gonna need all the time you can get, to get ready and have a smidgen of peace time. I think 3 hours is cutting it close, but its workable.

Post # 7
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No, that isn’t even close to enough time, IMO. We could get in our hall at 8am with our wedding at 6:30, I was organized to the hilt and I still ran around like a chicken with my head cut off. If you can find any way, I would find someone to set up for you, even if it means paying someone. You don’t want that stress on your wedding day, trust me, from someone who made that mistake, don’t do it.

Post # 8
7276 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

scarlettbegonias87:  what are the guys doing before the wedding? My husband and his Groomsmen set up our reception hall (with detailed instructions from me) because it took them all of fifteen minutes to get ready.

Post # 9
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My bridesmaids/maid of honor and mom, aunts, and a few other family friends put together the decor while we were doing our first look.  Four and a half hours is a ton of time…except it’s not, since you won’t be available.  You’ll be getting your hair/makeup done, and putting on your dress, and maybe doing a first look, et cetera.  So, find someone who understands your ideas and then find people to help that person set up.

Post # 10
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hire some college kids off craigslist to set up. Trust me you do not want to be setting up the day of your wedding. 

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