(Closed) Who set up your venue on the day of?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Can the guys do it? They take like 10 minutes to get ready so they’ll have wayyyyyy more free time than you. And it’s your fiance’s wedding too so put him to work! 

Post # 4
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

the florist and the people who worked at the venue

Post # 5
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re hopefully getting in there the day before, so the venue will set up the tables/chairs/linens, and then I (and anyone who wants to help) will set up the centerpieces. My MOH’s fiance is going to set up/tear down our ceremony site and take the backdrop to the reception venue, as well. He’s swell.

Post # 6
7457 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m having the guys do it while I’m getting ready!

Post # 7
9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The groom and groomsmen are supposed to be setting up.  My next issue is figuring out whom will be setting out the food because I don’t want it sitting out during the ceremony.

Post # 9
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’d consider the day of coordinator just to ensure things run smoothly.  My venue provides a coordinator who oversees the staff to make sure everything is the way it’s supposed to be and I feel good knowing everything will be taken care of.  If you can find an affordable coordinator, I think it’s worthwhile.

Post # 10
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My venue coordinator is setting up the venue and I am having my aunt and uncle who are event planners are decorating the ceremony site and the tent.  I am putting all my good faith in these individuals to make the place look beautiful

Post # 11
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are doing most of the setting up the night before, then the rest on the morning of.

Post # 12
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The venue has given us a coordinator and we have a wedding planner to oversee. The DJ, linens, table setting, florist, laying of the floor, draping the walls will all be done by the vendors.

Post # 13
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My wedding planner and her staff, along with the florist and lighting company will be setting everything up for us. 

Post # 14
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kateisstoned:  Glad you asked this because I’m renting an area in a park also for 2 hours and I didn’t know WHO was supposed to set it up. I want to do it myself but that will be impossible because I will be at the hotel getting ready 🙁

Post # 15
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kateisstoned:  our wedding is on a Saturday and we’ll have access to go in on Thursday and Friday to set up. Our parents and the bridal party will be helping us set everything up

Post # 16
9951 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

First Wedding (circa 1980), my Dad, my Hubby-2B, His Parents & the Groomsmen did the Decorating.  It happened the morning of the Wedding

This was an EXCELLENT task for the MOG & My Dad to chair… as My Dad had all the stuff (having gotten them from Me & My Mom) and Dad knew all the ins & outs on the Venue as he had been the one to sign the contract etc (Traditional Wedding, Parents Paying)… AND the MOG was awesome… cause she had chatted with my Mom about the vision (and of course my Groom knew those details as well)

I & My Mom had an early AM hair appointment, the MOG had one early afternoon… by then the place was pretty much done.

This time round…

Mr TTR and I had Eloped, and this was a Back Home Reception being held after our Honeymoon.

We got our Hall mid afternoon.  I spent the day doing last minute things, and going to the Hairdressers.

Mr TTR knew the vision, and he did the Decorating / Set Up with some guy friends… took them maybe an hour.  Lol, then they sat in the attached Bar and had a few Beers… before he came home to change.

Honestly the Set-Up was less of a hassle in both cases than the Clean-Up was.

First Wedding… My Parents did that.  Believe they did some in the wee hours, and also came back the next day.

This time… We did it on our own.  Again took us about an hour.  We had a few friends help out, they were GREAT

But in reality, it sucked… at the end of a long day, I was truly exhausted and just wanted to be at home soaking in a hot bath or shower… not standing on a ladder pulliing down decorations and scaping off niggly bits of scotch tape !!

Hope this helps,


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