When you find a venue, you're like super excited. You can literally see the party /wedding happening in your head. You envision everything running smoothly, people racing about how awesome your party is. What you don't see is all the work it takes to setup, breakdown the event and that must be considered as part of that time frame the event venue gives you. Let me explain...
Most event venues give you an average of 6-8 hours to setup, breakdown and most importantly hosting the actual event. Depending on the scale of your event, amount of decor to be setup you may need more time than the venue gives. They usually allow you to purchase extra time for setup/breakdown but sometimes the costs are quite expensive. So this could make the difference between you selecting that venue or another that offers more time or bells and whistles that you want.
Also the vendors may charge you more for them having to hire additional staff to setup your event if you decide to stick with the time frame the venue allows. Here is our suggested time allotment for your event/wedding:
Setup: 2-3 hours
Event: 2-4 hours
Breakdown: 1-2 hours
This is why you need to contract with an event/wedding planner as early as possible to make the best planning decisiona possible so you can really enjoy the event you ( or your parents ) just shelled out tons of money for. :-)
If you need a professional planner for your next event, contact us for a complimentary consultation.
~Whitney London Events