Post # 1
Greetings! I am getting married at Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX on April 16, 2012. I am looking at the possibility of hiring someone to set up the ceremony site (chairs and some decoration) and the reception hall (tables, chairs, linens, decor). I basically just need someone to do the setting up and maybe tearing down. I do NOT need an all out wedding planner/coordinator. Does anyone know of anyone who could help? THANK YOU!
Post # 3
@HollyHo2009: I’m not from your area, but we had a DIY backyard wedding that required a lot of setting up and tearing down. We hired some college kids we knew to do it for a couple hundred bucks, and they were awesome. I would never hire some kids off the street that you don’t know, but a young relative or family friend may be able to gather some friends together for a small price. 🙂 Everyone’s broke in college! 😉
Post # 4
The college kid idea is smart if you can 100% truly vouch for the kid and understand that you and your fiance will be held accountable for damages to the venue or missing items that are now leaving you liable to take care of. NO THANKS. I PASS. I know it’s highly unlikely but IF for some reason it happened I would kick myself for not using a pro who has insurance. That would be my only concern if I had a venue that had a strict policy. I have seen mentions from other bees that their venue policy requires Professional Event Vendors with a business license to be the one to service your wedding. It’s more so an insurance issue where the venue doesn’t want to be held accountable for accidents that happen within your care.
If and it’s a BIG IF something were to happen, they treat you like super shady propety managers and keep 100% of your deposit! Look into your contract and see what you can pull off for your wedding.
Talk with your caterer, chances are if they offer full service they might be able to provide you with these services. If they can’t you might want to consider our caterer. They are providing us with full service and staffing for our whole wedding. They will be setting up our venue and decorations and also assist in moving chairs, tables and equipment, while staying onsite until we and all of our guests leave. Then they will clean up the entire venue and break down all of my decor and set up. They’re also going to pack it up and leave it with my mom to hold until we come back from our honeymoon. I think they are worth a call, they’re a small catering business that may have that day open and can just pick up some extra work? I love spreading the word about our caterer, they are my favorite food trailer in Austin and provided insurance to my venue, which was the only requirement for venue had. I can’t imagine expecting our day of coordinator to take care of it by herself. I don’t event think wedding planners offer that service? That’d be kind of weird to expect them to after dealing with us crazies all day long. LOL!
Here’s there site, http://www.mesohungryaustin.com – the owner has been so much fun to work with so far