I've been doing a lot of DIY ahead of time (getting married in March 2023), and as we start to browse venues they talk about florists will help with decorations or venue staff will only help with decor they provide.
If I'm providing my own things like centerpiece arrangements, name cards, kissing bells for the guests at the table, cardbox, and if I provided my own floral arrangements, who can I ask to help with setting up before the wedding?
We have a few close friends that will be around as ushers, or would it be appropriate to ask wedding party (like groomsmen) if they are finished getting ready early? Would it be interesting to have pictures of them setting up? (Our centerpiece arrangements would involve setting up glass "potion" bottles with red and blue liquid in them.)
I want our guests (wedding party, VIP, family included) to enjoy the day as much as possible without having to run around, but I'm also wondering if some people have had venues open to helping with custom decor as long as the how-to instructions are provided? I love DIY and setting up, but I know I would be busy getting ready.