(Closed) Reception Clean Up

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our venue allows us to come in the following monday to clean up ourselves or hire someone to do it.

Post # 8
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 10
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


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 # 13
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
2790 posts
Sugar bee

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
45 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

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!

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