So this is my first wedding lol, and a lot of the elements are ending up sort of being DIY? My venue is basically a historical building with a beautiful yard that's run by an older woman and her husband. She's told me they have no staff, it's just them, and it seems like they do a lot of decoration work and have built things for peoples wedding, but it doesn't seem like they do specific set-up and they def don't do tear-down. I mean either way they seem like a really nice couple~
I'm not really sure how to broach the topic of what she's comfortable doing? Like I don't mind asking them to help assemble some of the centerpieces (literally just putting little accent pieces in the flowers) or setting up the tables since they are providing the tables. But when it comes to setting up the tablecloths and decorations I have no idea who does those? Also there are a ton of yard games that I'll be providing and don't know who would place them. Basically I'm providing a lot of stuff on my own, but I have no idea how to get everything set up.
As a lot of articles point out I'm probably going to be super busy the day before/day-of the wedding, and our Venue does a 1-event-per-day thing so there won't be any chance for me to get in there the day or night before for set up (I could ask if I can come in after an event, but am not comfortable with things staying out all night since a big chunk of it is outdoor). Are there companies that can be hired for things like this? I saw something about a wedding stylist, but it seems that those people just kind of make sure things look nice and don't do the actual grunt work of moving and setting up tables and stuff.
I can't exactly ask any friends or family since the reception is an hour away from where we all live (this was so my elderly grandparents could attend since they can't travel). Plus I have a super small friend group so like most of them are actually in the wedding party lol. Are there any businesses that focus on setting up for weddings/parties/events? Do things like that exist? Is there another option I'm not really seeing? (other than higschool/teenagers...not really comfortable with that eiter lol).
Thanks in advance!