(Closed) Verge of a meltdown!

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

First… breathe. Feel better?

These are all typical wedding logistics, and I assure you things will work out. Why don’t you speak with the event coordinator and set up a time to meet casually. You could have a drawing of exactly what you would like done during set up, and ask if there’s any way he/she can be there to make sure everything goes ok. That’s really part of the event coordinator’s job anyway.

Your rental company should understand that there is another event the day before your wedding. If possible, you could ask them to set things up early the morning of your wedding.

Just some thoughts. Keep your head up- it’ll all work out!

 

Post # 4
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I do corporate events for a living and we run into this a lot.  The rental place can probably work late into Friday night or start early Saturday and be fine.  You might have to pay some extra money for overtime though, which is a bummer.

As for coordinating it, introduce your coordinator at the run through and not the rehearsal dinner.  If you give her detailed instructions you can leave her there to handle set up.  Alternatively, if you really need your coordinator with you, you might want to ask someone that’s a friend/family member that isn’t coming to the rehearsal dinner to help out by just overseeing the set up. 

For the rehearsal dinner, call the restaurant and explain what happened, they likely can give you a slot an hour later because if they know it’s a rehearsal dinner, they are probably already planning that your group will occupy the space for the majority of the night anyway.  If you want to through them a bone, allow them to do something extra they can charge you for (if you want to spend the money) like have specialty drinks tray passed to your guests when you arrive.  This will expedite the ordering process for them and likely not put you behind your original schedule.

Bottom line, don’t worry about it.  Talk kindly to all of your vendors about the situation and ask what they think they can do.  They will help you if you’re nice to them!  πŸ™‚

 

Post # 6
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It will be a beautiful day and I will definitely keep your mother in my thoughts and prayers.  Have faith – it will all come together fine.  Remeber, no matter what happens, you will be marrying the love of your life in just 28 days!  πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee

you’ll be fine!! πŸ™‚ a lot of times, venues will allow you the run-through as a courtesy, but if they have a paying event, they have to take it. rehearsals just have to work around the events, usually 1 or 2 days prior.  5pm is actually a great time…perhaps you can check with your rehearsal dinner place to see if you can move it to 6:30pm or 7:00pm?  and yes, and mentioned above, your rental company may work overtime, but hopefully not! πŸ™‚  some venues don’t even let you set up the day prior or give you only 1-2 hours before your event to set up, so you’ll be fine and everything will be beautiful!! πŸ™‚ good luck!

Post # 8
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Why don’t you check with the venue and see if you can do your run-through on Thursday?  That would solve at least part of your problem.

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