From past experience I all/any need help!
Wedding is 5/1/22 so lots of time to get this sorted but our current contract for the venue is 4PM-12AM. Catch is we are responsible for set up and clean up, and we have some wedding decorations that are DIY. Our wedding ceremony is at 3PM at a local church so we won't be able to be there setting up. We are hoping for a cocktail hour also from 4:30-5:30 while we take pictures.....is all of this unreasonable?...
I'm not sure how long caterers need to set up and prep for a cocktail hour & hors d'oeuvres. I'm hoping a half hour is enough.
The other option is that we extend our rental from 11AM-12AM.
I'm going to contact our reception venue about what "set up" would mean and our caterer about how long they need to set up, but I don't want to rush things and make my guests feel awkward.
We also thought of paying some friends who won't to be in the wedding to help set up decorations while we are taking pictures. Has anyone done this?