Two days before the wedding I met with Carlos, my decorator, to go over some last-minute details and to give him all my DIY projects he would have to set up. He went away with a glass bowl full of Jenga pieces and purple pens, the table numbers and seating lists, the striped straws, and our cake topper.
We discussed all the flowers one last time and went over flower logistics. I have hydrangeas in my bouquet, which tend to be very delicate, so he had to make my bouquet only a few hours before the ceremony, just after he finished decorating. Since the wedding was at 9:00 AM and there was an event at our venue the night before, Carlos had to pull an all-nighter to get everything done. The party the night before stopped at 12:30 AM, but he couldn’t decorate until they finished all the cleaning at 2:00 AM. He was such a good sport about it, too!
Papi Boa whipped up a super-handy layout of the venue in Autocad so we could clearly define where everything would go.
A – Table by the entrance with a bowl full of the Jenga pieces that will become our guestbook after our guest sign them
B – Where the DJ will be
C – Mami Boa insisted on putting together a slideshow, so this is where the screen will be.
D – Our dance floor
E – Where the buffet will be located
F – Where our ribbon seating list will be displayed toward the outside
G – Table for the favors (more on them soon)
H – Our sweetheart table
I – Our cake table
We arranged the guest tables so that adults in our family would be the closest to us, our friends in the middle, and the teenagers farthest away. Hopefully this provides a good flow of conversation since our guests will know most of the people they are seated around.
Did you plan a layout for your venue before the wedding?