Help needed with after venue prep!

Evening all.

Wedding all booked for next summer and have now booked the after venue.

I have a few issues about the venue and planning and could really do with some help please.

We have a small evening venue to accommodate approx 100 people.

The booking slots for the venue are 10am - 6pm and 6pm - 12am (we obv have the eve one)

If someone is in there until 6 then we are going to really struggle to get the venue decorated in 1-1.5 hours!!!!

I was planning on starting the do at 7.30 is that ok? gives us an hour and a half but will still be a struggle. Any ideas on how we can make the preparations easier and less stressful!!!!!


  • lubeslubes Posts: 1,555


    wow - i must admit i find it a bit strange that a venue would only give you an hour and a half to set up for a wedding when they have had another event earlier in the day! i assume you're getting married on the same day? you don't want to be worrying about that on your big day!

    i am paying for a venue decorator to come and help sort out our venue on the morning of our wedding. my H2B and some of his friends are doing it, but likewise, they are under similar time constraints: they can access the venue at half 10 and will need to leave by 12 to get ready! her fee was £100 and that includes all the sashes, candles and other bits i have ordered from her. if your budget will allow, maybe you could enlist a professional to do this for you? 

    failing that, put together a group of people who you can trust will work well together under pressure. put together a spreadsheet and give everyone a job, and i'm sure they will be able to sort it out. unless you're having a proper sit down dinner, surely you'll just need to put some linen on the tables and some flowers/decorations? you might need to keep it simple! does the venue not offer any sort of help at all?

    can you leave anything at the venue the day before your wedding or something/have someone drop it off earlier in the day? that will make life a lot easier! just a thought...


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  • Cara9Cara9 Posts: 69

    Is there any way that you can book both slots? That way you could have the whole day to sort out the decorations etc? obviously I don't know how expensive it would be for you to book both, but if budget allows I would definitely do that! 

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