Post # 1
Who set up all your decorations on the day off your wedding?
I am able to get into my venue (a public park lodge) 2 hours before the wedding so all decorating has to occur in the 2 hours before my wedding. While I’d love to ask my family and friends, I feel like I don’t want them working and scrambling 2 hours before the wedding. I am debating hiring a day-of-coordinator. Since I am DIYing a lot of it, part of me wants to figure it out how I can do it myself…
Post # 3
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
the florist and the people who worked at the venue
Post # 5
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
I’m having the guys do it while I’m getting ready!
Post # 7
- 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 # 8
@Pinkmoon: That is an excellent suggestion – I’ll have to ask and look at the timing. We are planning on doing first-look pictures & family portraits before the ceremony which makes it a little more difficult too…
Post # 9
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
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
We are doing most of the setting up the night before, then the rest on the morning of.
Post # 12
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
My wedding planner and her staff, along with the florist and lighting company will be setting everything up for us.
Post # 14
@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
@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
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,