Weddings are filled with festivities, but as the one organizing all the parties, there’s one important thing not to overlook, which is clean up! If you plan it just right, you can cut cleanup time down significantly, keeping your memories upbeat and fun. There are plenty of guides that will help you through the party planning aspect so let’s walk through the cleanup portion.
Go Big or Go Home
Summer weddings outdoors, small parties, and destination weddings means less hassle. Since weddings are the bride’s special day, it’s understandable if cutting down is not an option, especially when close family is expecting a huge party! When it comes to choosing decorations, forego having lots of loose fabrics, small table settings, and things like confetti as they are hard to clean when strewn on the floor or grass. Instead, you can go for large table settings that grab the attention of your guests such as:
- Tall floral arrangements
- Grand centre pieces at the dinner table
- Gorgeous fabrics draped around the room
Organize a Cleanup Crew
The saying many hands make light work is definitely true when it comes to cleanup duty so make sure that you’ve assigned reliable people to stay behind and help with packing up. If it takes a person 3 hours to clean, then it will take 6 people half an hour to do the job so recruit your people early! You should also reward them with food, leftover wedding favours, and flowers they can take home afterwards so that they will feel good about the work they’ve done.
Book a Junk Removal Bin
For outdoor weddings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and other gatherings where the venue doesn’t come with a cleanup service, you will need to have a plan for where all the waste will go. There is no way around junk removal bins if you’re holding a large party with a long guest list. It also saves you from having to transport trash in your cars, which isn’t pleasant for leather interiors, sedans, and newer vehicles.
Weddings don’t need to be a big headache — in fact it’s a beautiful time in your life which should be spent bonding with family members and friends. Junk It! even offers services to help with removal of difficult objects, so if you have large or unwieldy decorations, don’t hesitate to learn more about our services.Written August 3, 2015 by