Post # 1
to all my diy brides, how do you plan on setting up everything on the day of your wedding? I am having a Mexican themed wedding and need to hang the papel picados, globe lights, setup tables, ceremony site and and a LOT of paper flowers. Who is helping you brides do it all? The venue opens at 10am and our wedding is at 6pm. I do plan on begging the venue to decorate some the night before but would love time to relax and take time getting ready for the big day. Give me your suggestions Bees!!!
Post # 3
We originally planned to arrive about two hours early to set up. I have a lot of younger brothers and sisters, so we were just going to put them all to work, ha! But since the wedding is on a Wednesday, no one is going to be in there the day before, so they agreed to give us four hours the day before to set up. I’m happy about that because it means the only thing to set up the day of will be the food and that means I can sleep in a bit later and don’t have to worry about getting all sweaty trying to set things up.
Post # 4
Put everyone to work! My bridesmaid and Maid/Matron of Honor were mia when I needed help, but my BIL came to the rescue! You gotta delegate..I was setting up my decor at 6 o clock and my wedding was at 730. pics were supposed to be at 5. No one wanted to do anything!!
Post # 5
Hey! We’re having a Mexican themed wedding too! I’m cutting my own papel picado! Anywho, to answer your question, I asked two of my close friends to act as my day of coordinators. I know this can be tricky, but I trust them. They graciously accepted and I offerred my services in return whenever they may need them! They will need to hand the papel picado in the reception banquet room and down the aisle, set up centerpieces, cake table, hand seating chart and set up the altar.
Btw, I would love to see pics of your DIYs so far!
Post # 6
We had access to the venue the night before for rehearsal (one of the positives of having the rehearsal the night before) so my family was setting up while we rehearsed and then we all were pitching in until our time was up. The rehearsal really took no time at all and we had like 2 hours, so it was fine.
There was still some stuff to do the next day, but we had workers that we paid to finish it up. We hired two of my mom’s high school students to work the wedding and paid them $10 an hour, so they did a lot of the little stuff the next day for us.