As I go through the recaps, I thought it would be helpful to you guys if I shared some of the tricks that worked really well for me. You may or may not have realized, but I'm freakishly organized sometimes. Sometimes it's horrible, but when you're setting things up it's incredibly helpful.
The more lists and diagrams I was able to make ahead of time, the smoother things went the day before the wedding while we were setting up.
Want proof?? Here are a few of the diagrams I put together for the layout of the country club. I sent two of them to my coordinator so she could set up the right number of tables and chairs, and in the right order.
It kind of helped. I still had to pull extra chairs and have her move some tables around, but eventually it worked out the way I wanted.
Little things like this only take a few minutes to put together, but definitely save you time and thinking in the long run. It's especially great if you're having someone else do the setting up for you. If you can't be there to execute it the way you want, you can at least include very detailed directions that are hard to mess up!
Next up: the actual setting up of the reception =]