(Closed) Wedding/Reception Ideas

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Hire the wedding planner?
    Yes! It's worth it! : (10 votes)
    63 %
    No, not necessary! : (6 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Welcome to the Hive!  Sorry, that is a tough tough choice.  Maybe if we can see more of what your wedding vision is we can help you better.  Do you have any inspirational pictures to share that may help us help you?

    Post # 5
    Bee
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    I’m a little confused – does the $1700 include hiring a wedding planner, or is it just for rentals? Would you have to pay a fee in addition to the $1700 to hire a wedding planner?

    We’re a little under 2 weeks from our wedding, and at this point I am so so glad that we hired a day-of coordinator. She hasn’t done the full wedding planning – I’ve hired all of our vendors and made our decorations – but she will be there on the day of the wedding to make sure everything runs smoothly, and she’ll help with set-up and clean-up. It’s really nice to relax and enjoy these last couple weeks of being engaged without having to worry about too many of the wedding-day logistics. Also, setting up and cleaning up after 50 people is a lot of work – even when I have dinner parties for just 20 people, it seems to take an awfully long time to get ready, and even longer to clean up. If you want to be able to enjoy zip-lining and all of the (fun!!!) activities you’ve planned, you should definitely consider hiring someone else to set everything up for you so you aren’t burdened with worrying about setting up and being a good hostess.

    As far as rentals go, if you think the ceremony will be longer than 10-15 minutes, especially since it’ll be so hot, it would be nice to provide chairs for your guests. If the wedding were just your family and only 10 people would be in attendance, it would be easy to drag out 10 chairs out of the house, but 50 people is a lot of chairs. Especially if you have any older guests, you want to make sure they’re comfortable. It’s also really nice to have all of the dishes, tables, etc. taken care of and have someone outside of your family responsible for clean-up – that’ll allow everyone else you’ve invited to be able to relax and enjoy the trip! However, if you are really not able to fork over $1700, you could also set up picnic blankets – with pillows for older guests – instead of chairs for the ceremony, like this:

    (http://www.weddingchicks.com/2010/07/21/disney-pixars-up-the-wedding/)

    Post # 6
    Member
    9202 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Just want to say that I’m not sure, but FUN!  Can I come to your wedding?!?!  It sounds awesome!!!  Good luck figuring out the issue at hand.  I think part of it really depends on your crowd.  Are they easy-going people, mostly younger and able-bodied?  Will they happily pitch in and help coordinate everything?  Or are they more traditional and might expect standard wedding fare like tables to sit at, not needing to help set anything up, etc?

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