Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
I’m planning on a Sunday brunch wedding for sometime between March and May of next year. The venue I’m interested in has either a 7 hour block or a 12 hour block (which includes setup and teardown) for months April and May. If we decide on March (instead of April or May), it will be the 7 hour fee plus an additional $250 per hour after that, so I’m flexible if the number of hours I need is somewhere between 7 and 12.
My guestlist is between 75 and 85 at the moment.
What is a better idea? 7 hours, 12 hours, or something inbetween that? Your advice is appreciated!
Post # 3
@NovaGrey: 7 hours sounds like more than enough to me!
Post # 4
I’m doing a Saturday Brunch wedding – we don’t need to worry about set-up and tear down, so keep that in mind.
“Getting Ready” at home 6.30-7:30am
“First Look” and Photography at home 7:30-8:30am
Photography at the Location 9:00-9:30am
Our total amount of time at the place for pictures, ceremony and reception will be 5 hours. It seems like 2 extra hours for set-up and tear down are reasonable.
Post # 5
I think 7 hrs will be enough time. The ceremony, cocktail hour, reception is from 12-5. We plan to set up from 9-11. We are having 100 guest so I think this should give us enough time with 5 people setting up. Its really just table and aisle decor.
So think about how much you have to do in terms of set up and how many people will be working on that, then decide about how much time it will take them.
Post # 6
Our brunch wedding is this Saturday! We are setting up the night before, getting ready from 8-10, ceremony at 10:30, reception around 11:30, and I expect people won’t stay past 2:30 or 3:00. But, I don’t know how we’d fit in decorating/set up the morning of and I only have 35 guests.