Create a Production Schedule in half-hour increments for a wedding reception based on the requirements below. Each line item is worth the indicated points. Remember, it’s much easier to work backwards with a production schedule! I’ve gone ahead and noted the doors open time on the template below.
· You may start your move-in at 9:00 a.m. and the reception begins at 6:30 p.m. (2 points)
· The bride’s mom wants to do a final walk-through 30 minutes before the reception opens to the guests and wants everything finished and ready to go by then. (2 points)
· The caterer has a set-up crew of 3 and will need 1 hour to set up three buffet stations in the center of the room. She will also be setting up 50 dinner tables of 8 and will need 1½ hours to set and dress them plus 1 minute per chair to install the chair covers. Hint: keep in mind you have 3 people who will install chair covers! (5 points)
· The décor provider has a set-up crew of 5 and will need 3 hours to install backdrops and draping around the perimeter of the room and 1½ hours for decorating the stage with pillars, flowers, and draping. The stage decorating must be done after the lighting is installed. (3 points)
· The technical provider has a set-up crew of 4 and will need 2 hours to install the lighting and this must be done after the stage and dance floor have been installed, but before the buffets and tables have been positioned. (3 points)
· The rental provider has a set-up crew of 2 and needs 1 hour to install the dance floor. (2 points)
· You have booked a 5-piece band for the reception. They have a set-up crew of 3 and need 2 hours to set up their equipment on stage. The set-up crew also needs 30 minutes for their sound check before the band’s 30-minute rehearsal starting 1½ hours before the event. (3 points)
- What are the consequences if one or more of these providers were to arrive later or earlier than scheduled? (10 points)
- What are the consequences if the installation cannot begin until noon? (10 points)
- What are the consequences if there is one less person on each crew? (10 points)
*Answer these questions in detail. Each is worth 10 points, which adds up to more than half your grade on this assignment.