One major one set up and clean up. If you have a Venue where you are responsible to clean up and maybe put things like tables and chairs away or sweep the floor and take the garbage out. You probably set all that up as well. You will need crews for both. Ask the coordinator at the venue how long it takes to do one or the other. Set up should take a little longer with table cloths etc. Estimate at least an hour and a half. I would have at least 5 or 6 people minimum to do the tasks. I have played Music for Weddings where the Bride & Groom and there families are doing the set up and clean up. If I just got married I am outta there when it is time. People will help if you ask them ahead of time. Do not be shy about it. Your Family and Friends will come through.
I can list many many more but the idea is on your Wedding Day you should not have to do anything other than say I do and have a great time at your Reception. Everything can be delegated just start by asking everyone you know that is either in the Wedding or coming to it. Yes people in your Wedding should be able to have a few duties as well, I would make those tasks Pre Wedding time though. After you have he list of people who say they will help list all your tasks and begin and start assigning duties to all those people who said they would help. Maybe show them your list and ask what they would like to do. That makes them feel a little more special. I am sure you have helped at Weddings and know what it is like. A list should consist of Making sure the guest book is in the right place. Maybe have someone stand near the guest book table and perhaps they can direct people to the wedding area. Just a few tips on delegating.
Be sure to do this weeks ahead of time, as your Special Day approaches you might have to tweak it a little but for the most part everything you would be worrying about has now been delegated to your family and friends. One more quick tip. Have a single person who knows everything about your list be close to you at all times just in case an issue comes up. You can let them know what and who to go to for a resolution. For more information call 503-705-6116 or leave a comment here. Thank you wishing you special day is a great success. Jay Jacobsen