DOC's – are they worth it?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MsGinkgo:  It sounds like your venue and caterer have things covered at the reception; make sure to get an idea of what extraordinary setup/take down is.  Who’s coordinating at the ceremony while you get ready to walk down the aisle?

Post # 5
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MsGinkgo:  Do you have an aunt, cousin, sister, or friends that would like to help out?  Does your ceremony venue offer a coordinator?  If you don’t have a ceremony coordinator make sure you do a rehearsal a day or two before the wedding so everyone knows what they are supposed to be doing.

Post # 7
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had an included DOC with our ceremony (very worth it for the organization), and a banquet manager that coordinated things (also worth it).

Post # 8
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6506 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsGinkgo:  I would ask the venue what they consider to be extraordinary set up. If they set up all of that stuff you mentioned then you probably don’t need one. My venue set up the seating cards and my cake baker set up my cake display. DH, my dad, and my brother set out decorations as the venue said they don’t do that. We didn’t need a DOC because our venue acted as one (outside of decorations). 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

My venues also offered coordinators, so I didn’t really feel like I’d have needed a full-blown DOC. I do wish I had enlisted someone to help out a bit though (a family friend or someone) because a lot of stuff fell on my mom, who, in retrospect, I wish I’d just allowed to enjoy the day as MOB. 🙂

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