Post # 1
For months I have been designing and assembeling my beautiful manzanita crystal tree centerpieces; a little at a time. With eight months still to go; I am not in a rush, but love being able to make each one as “perfect” as I can in my own time!
Here lies my problem; and I am hoping those who’ve already choosen this path can give me some much needed advice………
HOW DID YOU TRANSPORT YOUR DIY LARGE CENTERPIECES? I will have 14 three to four foot TREES that I have to figure out how to get to my reception venue. I am thinking my only solution is to rent a moving truck????? How did all of you DIY brides move and set up on your own??????? I called my venue and was told they have no where to store them; so I will have to deliver them the DAY OF the wedding as well. I am starting to fret……….REALLLLLY fret. suggestions??????????
Post # 3
Moving truck or a big van. I would load them the day before. Also, can someone else be in charge of this? You don’t want to be worrying about this the day of.
Post # 4
We’re in the same boat! We have to transport 12 Manzanita centerpieces to the wedding 4 hours away! I think we’re going to try to fit them in family vans. Otherwise, we’ll have to rent a small enclosed U-haul. I hope not since that would kind of defeat the purpose of DIYing them in the first place to save money.
Post # 5
Exactly! I am beginning to wonder if it would’ve been easier to just have rented them since the rental company delivers, puts up, takes down, and takes away.
Obviously DIYing was MUCH less (so far!) and I love that I was able to customize the way I wanted……BUT…….I must find out prices of Uhaul trailers.
Renting would’ve cost 40 per centerpiece x 14 = 560.00. Saying that; I can’t imagine Uhaul would be that much.
14 centerpieces have run me somewhere along the lines of 250.00. I am hoping that transportation won’t cost 310?!
Post # 6
So, I decided to go ahead a hire a DOC and that will handle this situation 🙂
They will be dealing with all things set up, take down, EVERYTHING. After looking into the cost of renting a truck/trailer to transport them, I would rather pay a few hundred more to have it done properly and with out stress FOR US the day of!
Good luck to the others that were in the same boat. I guess when you start getting over the top DIY you have to really think about who will execute your entire plan once you have everything the way you had invisioned!!!
Post # 7
oh my gosh, i totally didn’t think of this (i’ll be making DIY branch centerpieces as well) so thanks for posting this!
I think I’ll contact the owner of our location like you did to see if we can store them. Otherwise I’ll probably just have my day-of coordinator deal with it 😉