MORNING wedding logistics help!

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

laulau17 :  I realize you are trying to maximize your venue time, but a 9:30 start would be a lot for me for a weekend event if I was a guest. I’d have to get up earlier than I do for work to get ready in time and I’d probably be yawning through the ceremony. Can you push the start to 10:00? Psychologically it just sounds better. 

In addition to cocktails in the garden have you thought about having a coffee bar? Maybe even coffee cocktails? 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

9.30 sounds fine, especially as you know your crowd are early risers. My sister’s wedding was at 7am… SEVEN! We had to get up at like 5 and I am not a morning person. 9.30 is fine. 

Tear-down depends on how much you have to take down I guess, but I would think an hour is ample. Less if you don’t have a lot and there are plenty of people to do it.

You don’t have to do a shuttle but it might be nice as people won’t have their own cars there. Although if it’s quite close people would probalby be happy to taxi. 

5.30am does seem early for the hair and makeup if it’s just you and your mum and you’re not even having your hair done. Is your mum’s hair going to take a while, and how far will you be from the venue?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

6.30 should be fine for hair and makeup then. The bus is a nice thing to do if cabs are scarce 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

laulau17 :  with hair and make-up, I would listen to the person doing it. Please remember it isn’t just the hair and make-up, it’s also getting into your outfits, and then making your way to the venue. You are probably looking at 2.5-3 hours to do the hair and make-up, and this ideally needs to be completed by 8.30am to give you time to get into your dress, get some photos, and get to the ceremony. So in that basis 5.30am does actually seem sensible IMO. I would sooner get up an hour earlier and end up with some time to kill/relax than be rushing and panicking about being late. 

Take-down time depends on how involved it is eg will there be a lot of decorations that need to be taken down? Or is it literally a case of the vendors packing up and going? I would allow anything from 30 mins to an hour for this, and make the vendors aware beforehand so they can keep on top of things as they go (eg collect glasses/crockery) 

And I think 9.30am as a start time is fine. 

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