Post # 1
For those who are having a restaurant reception, what are you doing with your ceremony stuff after the ceremony ends? For example, I’m going to take my veil and bolero off after the ceremony, where on earth am I going to put them? My clutch probably won’t be large enough to hold these items, and our hotel room is not super close so I can’t run over, drop them off, and then go back to the reception. Anyone else dealing with funny logistics because you have an outside the box venue?
Post # 3
Do you have a DOC who can take care of those for you? If not, maybe hide a basket or box under your table to stash them in (assuming you have floor length linens) or see if someone you trust is driving to the restaurant have put them in their car.
Post # 4
Does somebody have a car you can put them in? How are you getting to the restaurant from the ceremony site? There must be someone who has a car, right? What about having a space or box set aside at the restaurant to place them in?
Post # 5
You just have to think outside the box a little. Of course if you have a day of coordinator this will all be easy. For small stuff like this it’s super simple. Give someone your car keys and after the ceremony your veil and bolero. They will put them in your car for you. No car? Have them use theirs.
If you run into anything bigger, don’t be afraid to call the restaurant and ask, or set up a meeting with them and take them a list of questions. If they have done this before, they will know the answers.
Post # 6
I just realized you are in Boston are are likely having a city wedding, which means there’s probably no driving! I would definitely go the designated location at the reception route! Just put a bridesmaid or your mom, etc in charge of keeping it safe in a specified bag or box. That way someone knows they are in charge of keeping track of it while you are getting pulled in all directions by the other guests!
Post # 7
My Mother-In-Law put these things in the trunk of my car for me after I changed.
Post # 8
We put everything (including us) into our minivan right after the ceremony. When we got out, we just left behind the things we didn’t need right then.