Our wedding is in October 2019, we have had the venue booked for 2 years. The venue have now booked another wedding the day before ours, meaning we can not set anything up for the ceremony the day before. How do other brides manage not being able to set up the day before? I'm feeling very out of control and think that the room is not going to be set up as I hoped.
This is one thing I'm worried about also x
ive hired someone to do it for me x
Our venue had a wedding the day before, we just dropped all our stuff off and they did it all for us. We did use a hotel though. If this is not an option this is where your friends and family come in!
Alot of venues don't allow you to set up the day before to be honest. I work for a wedding caterers and depending on the venue its our responsibly to set the tables up. Brides often give us a picture of a table laid up as they want it and we just copy it. Then the bride and groom have a quick walk around before everyone comes in and let us know if anything is wrong
Obviously double check with the venue who is responsible but the gold rule is in the planning! Make sure everything is properly organised before the day with good written instructions and each tables stuff in different boxes/bags
This is pretty normal, they wouldn't normally give you the day before as well? The room is normally set up on the day of your wedding by the venue themselves? Our wedding is the Saturday, I'm fairly sure they will have a wedding the Friday as well, so the venue will clear the room after the Friday wedding and set it up for us on Saturday morning. Have you spoken to your venue yet?
We could be in the same situation, although we've known it was a possibility from the start. No-one has booked still yet (3 months away), but if we can't set up the day before I have a small team of family members ready to come to venue early morning to set everything up with me. Being very organised with boxes labelled and instructions etc. x
Our venue is setting it all up for us. We give them all the stuff the day before and they set it all up.
Our venue are going to set everything up for us on the morning of the wedding. Failing that hire a wedding co-ordinator. That way if your friends and family offer to help there is an experienced person in charge to help your vision come to life xx
We had a venue dresser who came in and did it on the morning... items of our own that we wanted to be used we gave to the wedding coordinator the evening before . To be honest I didn’t even put any thought to the fact that there was a wedding the day before ours, it wasn’t an issue atall.
Can the venue not set it up for you? The venue and florist did everything for me. I just provided them with information on how I wanted it set up and it was perfect.
We are in the same situation and we get married next week. One of those things unfortunately. We've just been told to drop everything down the day before into their storage and they will dress the place for us the morning of the wedding. It's meant that we've had to be a little more detailed in what information we pass onto the venue but although annoying, it's no skin off my nose and saved me a job!
We had the venue the day before to set up, but our venue done all the setting up as they had a wedding planner. Is that something that your venue could offer?
The hotel should set it up for you our hotel has a wedding a day x
We've had a similar issue. We were suppose to be able to use the in house set up service but after we booked the person left. We could have booked the whole weekend if I had known which was only £100 more (village hall) but the day before has been booked for an evening event so that's not an option now. I've managed to arrange for someone to decorate our venue with chair covers, table cloths and put out the decorations I have and hire an easel for about £215. We've also got someone in the family helping us out by dropping off the cake.
We are the same (it’s pretty standard!) and the venue and caterers will do it in the morning
We had this. I was annoyed to be honest but it's quite normal I believe. My husband and some family went in first thing in the morning to set up xx
This is completely normal! But it really threw me. I wrote the venue an instruction list of exactly where to put things etc and then my bridesmaids went and checked. I walked round it while I was writing list so not to forgot. I’m a control freak but it was fine! Don’t worry! X
We got up at stupid o'clock to set up my sister's wedding in the morning. Surprisingly, the 6am start wasn't as painful as we thought it was going to be. To be honest, you sort of run on excitement the entire day ;-) Get your bridesmaids involved, set everyone individual tasks so you don't get under each other's feet, and it will be a breeze :-)
I used to work at a restaurant and we would be open during the day before evening wedding receptions - always looked amazing! The venue will make sure it's all perfect but if it helps try to give them a good idea of what you'd like
We have a one day wedding so have similar issues. We are allowed in the venue to set up at 1pm and ceremony starts at 4pm.
So were getting bridesmaid, groomsmen and parents to help set the place up then we can get ready.
Im toying with getting hair and make up done before I set off then set up the room and fling on my dress etc just before hand.(I dont take long to get ready)
The other option is a company can set it up for you but thats another cost.
Our hotel set up everything for us, we just gave them all that was needed and they did a fab job.
I have helped to set up a colleagues wedding on the day of their wedding as they had so much to do.
Look into an on the day organiser.
Ours said they would set up and have changed their mind. Said could set up day before but then said may not be able to if gets booked. Infuriating as don't know where you stand. Having a meeting tomorrow as part of the choosing our venue was because they set up, now going to cost more money to get a venue dresser. Luckily know a good company and they meet with you beforehand and meet onsite and will do a mock up for tables etc to ensure they have it right.
Yes there’s a wedding the day before ours too, so it’s fine! The venue should do everything to help you set things up ☺️
We set up ours in the morning of the wedding and I was stressing. It all turned out fab (but not perfect)but my big advise is don’t stress about it. It doesn’t matter if it’s not as perfect as you would have wanted. No one else will know and you, your husband and all your guests will be too busy enjoying your day to notice or care that things aren’t quite as you planned for them to be xx
The venue set our tables up for us on the morning of the wedding they. asked us the day before how we wanted it doing
Most venues will be so used to setting up after the night before, so I would speak to your venue and ask them what they will do and what you need to do, and if it is going to cause you stress on the day ask family members to help or hire a venue dresser ( it is doesn’t break the bank balance) I wouldn’t stress about it I’m getting married at 12 and the venue has a wedding the day before my hair and makeup is at 7 so I can’t really be there to set up and I was so worried that I hired someone who will do it all for me. Try not to worry. Xx
When I got married I was lucky to be able to set up the day before as there wasn't another function however there was another wedding the day after. As soon as my guests left at midnight, the staff were on it taking all my stuff down and working to put the next brides stuff up. They also took the honeymoon suit the night before and night after so we couldnt have it!!
Perfectly normal. They're businesses who need income, after all. They can't just shut down for a full day on your behalf, and nor should they.
Set up tbat morning.... ours is being set up in the morning... coz the room is a function room and is used most days in the year for various things
Ours was set up on the morning of our wedding, Doubt any venue let you set up the day before 🤔
I think this is quite common. Most venues set up the morning of the wedding 💒
The venue should set everything up for you. I drew plans, separated table decorations/placecards on a table by table basis. They usually let you check before you go in as well.
For the ceremony there shouldn't be much to do surely but your vendors and venue will do that, you'll just have to make sure the groom and bridal party can check it for you since you won't be able to go in x
Our wedding is on a Friday and the venue have said although they doubt that a wedding will be booked the day before that will not stop them from booking a conference or evening party in there, so possible that we can only have access on the day of the wedding, to which they also said they will not help set up the room, our wedding guests will have to help us.... I did find this very rude, you are invited to my wedding but only on the condition you set the venue up first.... I will go in at 5am if I have to so i do not have to do this... I did find it strange the venue will not help with set up as it is a hotel.... We will just have to wait and see closer to the time
our venue told us from the start that incase this happened I would have to show them and sample table first which they would take pictures of then set up earlier hours of the morning it does worry me as I want to control everything but im sure they have done it enough times xx