Post # 1
and how are you handling overlapping rental charges for both venues?
Were having my daughters wedding in the rose garden and the reception in a hall on the same premises. We have the rose garden from 3-5 and the hall from 4-12. Do you think that will be enough time to decorate? I’m worried about the time crunch.
Did anyone else has this issue?
Post # 3
Are you allowed to decorate both places the morning of the wedding? What time does the ceremony start?
Post # 4
NO! That’s my problem. We have to pay for any decorating time even though they only allow one wedding per day. They do set up all the tables and chairs (we have to give them a layout) so there isnt that much to do really. And since were doing Mexican food I was thinking of serving chips and salsa while people arrive and get settled.
Apparently with the time change, sunset will be at 4:45 pm, so my daughter is still trying to decide a ceremony time. The rose garden doesnt need any decorations, just chairs and we want to allow plenty of timr for photos.
I have a couple of friends who have offered to decorate. I just hate to miss any part of the ceremony.
Post # 5
We had a 2:30 garden ceremony and access to the reception room starting at 330 (cocktail hour began at 530). I think if you did the ceremony at 330 and opened cocktail hour at 6 that should be enough time if you don’t have that much to set up yourself. We just had to put on table runners, chair covers and centrepieces. The venue took care of setting up tables, basic white tablecloths and all the place settings and we finished with time to spare. I sent a couple aunts and three of my cousins to set up. I think my mom probably helped but she wasn’t in the plan since we wanted to be sure she was available for photos and stuff.
Post # 6
I’m worried about people having no where to go after the ceremony until the hall opens. It’s pretty dark by 5:30. It’s in a park with a golf course, lake etc. but everyone would have to go from the ceremony to the hall. There’s just no where else to go.
Post # 7
This sucks! Is it possible just to hire someone to decorate while the cermony is taking place? This isn’t ideal, but it’s better than guests missing the ceremony to decorate!