Post # 1
Maybe I’m just a little too OCD but I’m worried about getting all of my stuff together after the reception such as the linens and decorations. I’m not sure if I should ask the venue if I can leave them until the next day and retrieve them or if I should ask someone to be responsible for this. We aren’t going on a honeymoon but will probably still spend the night in a nice hotel. What have you other brides done about this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I haven’t figured out the logistics of this either… do you have a contact at the venue whom you can ask and find out what is typically done? (that’s probably what I’m going to end up doing)
Post # 4
@Calybug: When our wedding wore down, we said goodbye to everyone, and then my family and his family set about gathering everything up. We never planned it, it just sort of happened. Everyone chipped in and took stuff out to the car. His parents were taking us to the hotel, so we stayed too, but we were too tired to really do anything other than hold the things people gave us (mostly everyone understood that and didnt give us anything lol). Things ended up split between his parent’s house and my parents… but it all got gethered together again once we were back from our honeymoon.
If you want to ask if the venue can keep it over night, I’m sure it’s done all the time… but it was just a load off of everyone’s mind to do it that night directly after the party so they could all relax the next day.
Hope that helps! 🙂
Post # 5
I would first ask the venue. They may have a protocall for this. If they don’t, then you can worry!
Post # 6
Our venue gave us most of the next day to clean up. We went with our families and banged it out in like an hour!
Post # 7
Our venue did all of the cleanup that night and packed up all of our decorations for us. We were able to pick them up the next day! Talk to your venue and see if you can work something out!
Post # 8
We also just had a family member in charge of this. She owned the vases we used and wanted to make sure she for them back so it made sense. Lots of other guests just kind of pitched in and took a few directions to gather things up with us.
Post # 9
hmm, good question! I hope the venue will let you work something out. I think it wouldn’t be too bad of you to ask a few members of your family to come back with you and spend 20 minutes of their time helping you pack up!
My bigger question is… how do you get it all set up!! I’m assuming you don’t have a coordinater (neither do I) and I’m still trying to figure out the logistics of day before set up AND a rehearsal dinner! Blerg.
Post # 10
I have a day of coordinator that will be helping me set up but I’m not sure how late she will stay but for $500 for a day of work, she should stay until everything is done!
Thanks for all the input ladies!
Post # 11
We have a DOC, but we are responsible for setting up and removing all of our decorations. We can come in the night before to set up if there’s no event that night, and then…I’ll probably ask family to grab things. I have to do the same thing for the ceremony, since we only get it for three hours the day of. Someone will have to get there while we’re getting ready and set things up and tear them down once it’s over. I have someone in mind for that, but he’s probably going to need help. I have ideas for the reception decor, as well, but I’m super particular (especially because some of it is borrowed).
Post # 12
Us and our family did it on our wedding night.