The Broomsmen is a Central Oregon based business promoting green events and handling the work your real groomsmen want no part of – setup and cleanup of your wedding! After being in the wedding business for several years and assisting with all that is involved with wedding day logistics, too often there was no plan or thought about the aftermath of a beautiful day. The thought of cleanup was an afterthought and usually a mess. Your wedding party, family members and friends shouldn’t have to be the ones to setup the venue or clean it after the party is over. Your dear ‘ol dad shouldn’t be the one hauling a truck full to the landfill. AND if you really stop and think about it, do you want a truck full going to the landfill after your wedding anyway?
THE AVERAGE WEDDING PRODUCES about 400-600lbs OF WASTE
It’s so great to have friends and family that want to help, but more times than not it gets messy and can be a let down or in the end create more work. My advise for family helping is for it to be minimal and not more than an hour of their time. The family and friends that volunteer to help are also, more often than not, guests at your wedding, so if they volunteer to help setup they either need to be completely ready to attend the wedding and show up or plan ahead to give themselves enough time to leave and go get ready then come back. This typically creates more stress and people running around and/or people are already in their wedding attire which isn’t always appropriate for climbing on ladders or schlepping around tables and chairs. I usually advise for 5 people tops and simple tasks such as “Uncle Mike, stake in directional signs.” “Aunt Sue, lay out programs on the ceremony chairs 1hr before the start of the ceremony.” this way you can give direct tasks to one person that are insisting they want to help. If it’s vague, show up and help, things often don’t get accomplished. It’s happened too often that I’ve seen family and friends in the best intentions volunteer to help, but not follow through or not realize the amount of work that needed to be done and more scrambling than needed before the wedding.
If you’re needing event hard setup (i.e. tables, chairs, lighting, arbor,..) cleanup, waste + recycling management and stylish bins, and/or parking attendants please let us know or contact The Broomsmen directly >> here!