Post # 1
I have my wedding reception venue until 2am. I’m debating how long I need staff for my wedding because I’m having a forever long (yay!) reception and it adds up quick. Are you doing your own clean up of linens, tables etc?? Or are you hiring staff to do it?
Post # 3
My venue actually includes a cleanup crew, so I don’t have to worry about that aspect.
You may want to just look into getting a cleanup crew for the end of the night that is separate from the staff you already have.
Post # 4
The servers at the venue clean up afterwards, so they did it for us. We were out of there about an hour after the end of the reception, but they were able to start cleaning up the centerpieces and whatnot before the end because dinner was on a different floor than dancing. I’d say 2 hrs maybe? depending on how much stuff you bring in yourself.
Post # 5
Our venue handles all of that but we also have a DOC that will oversee the breakdown and re-packaging of all of our wedding items.
Post # 6
My venue also does the cleanup. They pack up all of our stuff into boxes and take care of the rest. Have you seen if your venue offers something like this?
Post # 7
Our venue allows us to come in the following monday to clean up ourselves or hire someone to do it.
Post # 8
Our caterers did clean up but they were amazingly fast – it took them about an hour. Depending on the size of your wedding you might need a little longer but it’s WAY easier to tear down than to set up.
Post # 9
@PuntaCanaBride: my venue is a dance studio so they don’t normally do weddings. Their main business is dance classes.. so no they don’t offer clean up.
Post # 10
Our venue doesn’t provide clean up and that’s totally on us.
I have an AWESOME family and my mom, her mom, bridal party will be doing the clean up
Post # 11
What about your caterer?
Our caterer was the sole caterer at the venue and they brought everything in, set up and broke down. They were nice enough to help us box up all our decorations and such as well.
Post # 12
@Gerbera: Yes my caterer has offered to clean up but the number of staff she wants is high and its 30 dollars per hour per staff member and I’m trying to find a way to reduce the number of staff needed.
Post # 13
The rental company I am renting stuff from is will take care of the clean up, they set up and they cleean up, its a pretty good deal:)
Peace and Love
Post # 14
Not to threadjack but what all does tear down include? Do your rentals need to be sent back that night or are you supposed to put them somewhere overnight and return them in the morning? What do most people do with their centerpieces? If you have flowers do most people just throw them away or try to preserve them and place them somewhere else the next day? Ahh I feel so stupid because I don’t understand how all of this works. If you would like me to start my own thread I could do that as well.
Post # 15
My caterer takes care of his + his staff’s own items. Bands will take care of themselves. Centerpieces, cake, decor, etc is my family’s responsibility + I work at my venue, so my awesome coworkers will be on-point as friends, too!