(Closed) Who is going to decorate your reception space?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 31
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@sonyazach87  No one. We kept it really simple with a neutral and natural venue and used floral arrangements (florist setup) and linens (thank you caterers) to decorate our space. I could not be bothered with one more detail or I was going to lose it.

Post # 32
1806 posts
Buzzing bee

Yours truly. I have one maid of honor/bridesmaid and my mother helping me. I get to start setting up at 11 am and the wedding is at 3 pm. My hair/makeup will start somewhere around 12:30. ๐Ÿ™‚

SO. I’m a bit anxious. I can only hope for the best!

Post # 34
2731 posts
Sugar bee

We’ll be getting an event designer who will be working with our planner.

Post # 35
7307 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@sonyazach87  Our setup was done by a combo of our Planner and our Floral/Decor team. I was adamately opposed to to having any of my family or friends work at my wedding. Our Planner made sure all tables/chairs were in the correct places, and all linens on, as well as place settings/table numbers, and other smaller decor items (the guest book/gift table, seating chart, etc) set up. Our florist/decor team did all centerpieces, florals, ceremony decor setup, and the fabric and lighting installation over the dance floor.

Post # 36
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

We are having a sports theme wedding (NASCAR) so decorations are a big part of the reception.  Because the venue (country club) could not commit to us being able to have the space the night before to decorate (in case they could rent it out) we are having the rehearsal dinner there too, and making it informal. After dinner we will decorate the space and call it a night.  family will help haul the decorations that evening to the site and it should get done pretty quick with everyone helping.

Post # 37
2108 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We did it the day before the wedding. We enlisted the groomsmen, my entire immediate family, and some aunts/uncles/cousins from both sides. We had to set up everything ourselves so we had our work cut out for us! On the day of the wedding, our DOC and her assistant took over and set up plates and cups and made some final adjustments. We were SO thankful for our DOC- couldn’t have gotten it done without killing ourselves without her!

Post # 38
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Our venue is decorating all of the big stuff (tables, linens, tableware, ceiling draping etc.) and they’ll be taking it all down afterward as well. For the small things (basically the centerpieces, the escort cards and our memory table) it will be either my personal wedding coordinator (I have one on my own and one employed by the venue), or a group of family friends who eagerly volunteered. I’m so thankful because we only have the 45 minutes leading up to the ceremony in which we’re allowed to decorate, so Fiance and I won’t be able to do it ourselves, same with take down. 

I’m really nervous because I want everything to be just right and I’d really have liked to be there myself, but given the schedule and logistics of the day it just isn’t really possible. 

Post # 39
893 posts
Busy bee

Our florist is doing all our decor (both ceremony and reception). She’s doing all the flowers but also all the candles and including and setting up all our DIY things too (wooden crates, old-fashioned ladder etc that my Fiance made).

Post # 40
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

We are having a small wedding, any general decorating is going to be done by the staff at the venue.  Everything else will be done by my florist and double checked by my mother! The venue itself is beautiful and doesn’t really need to be decorated. We wanted to keep the amount of work we have to do at a minimum.

Post # 41
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Our bridal party! They did a fantastic job!

Post # 42
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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@sonyazach87  we’re doing it all ourselves… the only thing the venue will do is set up the tables and chairs. Im having my sisters and bestie help. We are allowed to set up 2 hours before hand but i will purchase extra time earlier to ensure that we have enough time to do it all ๐Ÿ™‚ trust me, i know how u feel…. i am overwelmed already, smh. Did i mention we’re cooking our own food….our moms insisted that they cook the food, they said no one can do it better than them, lol.. am i crazy or not?? lol..  #jamaicanwedding #mymommiesknowbest #jamaicanfoodgalore!

Post # 44
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We have 5 hours total the day of between decorating, the ceremony, and the reception. It will probably only take about a half hour- hour to decorate with my mother, Future Mother-In-Law, & Future Sister-In-Law, as the venue will be taking care of setting up the tables, chairs, and putting on the table cloth, as well as cake for the reception. So we will only have to add our centerpieces, put out the place settings, put out favors, etc. Nothing too crazy.

Post # 45
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

The venue staff decorates for us, but this makes me nervous becuase I’ll be seeing it for the first time when everyone else does! What if I wanted this to go here and that to go there?!

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