(Closed) Who cleans up after reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Are you having a DOC? If you are, she would do all that. If not, you could ask your Maid/Matron of Honor or a family member.

Post # 3
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Are you having a DOC? If you are, she would do all that. If not, you could ask your Maid/Matron of Honor or a family member.

Post # 4
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Our coordinator at our reception venue will take care of it. Otherwise, these personal (and important) things are often entrusted to the best man, the maid of honor and/or the couple’s parents.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was just thinking about this yesterday when I meet with the manager at my reception venue.  She asked me if I had a Master of Ceremonies (I didn’t even know those existed!)

Basically I’m just going to ask the Future Father-In-Law if he can help because he happens to have a van!

Post # 6
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@thebrigade: Often, your DJ doubles as your DJ and MC (Master of Ceremonies). Is this the case for you? I, however, would not expect those duties to be performed by my DJ/MC.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our Doc will be tying up loose odds and ends at the end of our reception.

If you don’t have a DOC, make sure you make plans with some family members so that they can help with clean-up, delivering presents etc…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We didn’t have a DOC but we were fortunately able to leave everything overnight and clean up the next day.  I’m guessing this probably isn’t the case for you though?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

We have the bridal party in charge of gifts, guest book, personal items, etc. the florist is handling any leftover centerpieces and balloons and the caterer is cleaning everything else.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve asked my mom to make sure that anything personal goes with her in the cab back to the house. And she’ll probably have a couple helpers do it – most likely my Maid/Matron of Honor, the Best Man, my sister and my friends who’ll be setting up that morning.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I had a list made of who took what home.  My bridesmaids and family each took home a centerpiece.  Also our attendants and families took the linens, decorations, and gifts and we picked them up later.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We asked that each bridesmaid and groomsman clean up 1 table centerpiece. We had big glass cylinders with small ones around them, all filled with water. It was probably a hassle but everyone handled it well. And really, cleaning up one is not all that time consuming. I left the boxes for the glassware with the venue so that everything could be picked up.

Our venue took care of linens & charger plates, although we provided them

My sister (MOH) was in charge of all of the important things–cake serving set, toasting flutes, cards, pictures, etc.

My sisters’ boyfriends took care of loading gifts into my parents’ car.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had my aunts all help with the take down of the items owned by us.  I think a florist would take her items and the DOC the rest, otherwise.

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