I just got engaged and I'm just starting to brainstorm and plan with my fiance. We'd love a somewhat DIY wedding. I am an artist and have some visions of grandeur when it comes to the atmosphere of my wedding. Some ideas are as simple as the centerpiece arrangements but I'd also love to have some unique lights and sculptural items for the ceremony and other parts of the reception. The problem is, we don't have money in the budget for a wedding planner. Who will be responsible for setting up and breaking down these items along with the guest book, centerpieces, etc? Should I make sure someone is able to do this when choosing the reception site?
Any suggestions appreciated!
We did set-up and breakdown ourselves. However, if you don't feel up to that, you might want to hire someone. Even if you don't have a wedding planner, you could hire a day of coordinator (DOC). Or try your local college, and see if you can hire some students willing to help for a day.