We write a lot about the moments that lead up to your wedding, but what about the moments where you’re actually done with the ceremony and the reception? Is it time to go home yet? Well, if you haven’t hired anyone to clean up the venue, you have a lot of cleaning to do. If you’ve served both drinks and food, you probably have quite a few cups, plates, and even silverware to clean.
That’s not to say that it’s impossible to clean up, merely that you have to ensure that you are doing anything and everything you can in order to tidy up well. You want to ensure that you have looked into a cleaning crew or at least some volunteers. Think about it from the right perspective — after an evening of entertainment, do you really want to stop and clean up after everyone? This is even more the case if you decide to go with a large crowd that will come out and watch the show. That’s something that can be difficult to plan for — but that’s where the cleaning crew comes in.
They don’t cost as much as you think, and a cleaning crew helps leave the venue as spotless as it was when you moved in. You don’t want to leave behind a lot of mess, because the venue will just bill the cleaning fees to you against your deposit — leaving you to pay anything that’s left over. You would probably prefer to get your deposit back. That’s the real way to go.
You also get the peace of mind that comes from the fact that once you are done entertaining everyone, you can just go back to your hotel suite or wherever you decide to go for your honeymoon.
If you’re going to hire cleaning crews, make sure that you send away for at least three or four different bids. You want to see who is actually going to compete for your business and who isn’t. If the method of cleaning matters to you, you will want to look for cleaning teams that handle the job in a way that is most satisfactory to you. Remember that you’re the customer, and you’re paying for it.
Now realize that some high end venues may have their own cleaning team, and the charge for that is already included in your booking. But make sure that you ask upfront what their policies are — if they don’t provide one, you will want to get permission to bring in your own.
The efficiency of a professional cleaning team is a must — if they weren’t efficient, they wouldn’t be able to stay in business very long at all. Why not look into hiring a cleaning crew for your next wedding today?