Post # 1
Was wondering if anyone is considering one and if they have any recommendation…
I am considering it, but still thinking whether if i should spend $1000 something on a DOC or if i can just spend that money on something else… I am also paranoid that things will go crazy on the day of… but usually i’m always wrong and things don’t go as bad…
Post # 3
Try fairy godmother weddings. Specificaly, Kate, from fairy godmother weddings. I’ve worked with her before and been to weddings she worked on, and she’s fabulous. Plus she’s really lovely to be around!
Post # 4
A close friend of mine is starting up a day of coorination company called Once Upon A Wedding
you can check it out on facebook here.
Because she’s just starting out I’m sure she’ll give you an amazing deal, if i hadn’t already booked mine for $950, ugh! I would have booked her myself!
Post # 5
I have a venue coordinator, so what specifically would a DOC do for me? Be my personal assistant/wedding angel?
Post # 6
Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll look into it.
I’m still deciding though, a DOC is supposed to help you take care of alot of things on the day of wedding. I do have a venue coordinator at my venue but I’m not sure how involved she would be. I’ve heard some people had really good ones and some had bad ones… I might just email her and ask…
Post # 7
I think it depends on your venue coordinator. Some are really helpful and are willing to do a lot for you and definitely go above and beyond the call of duty! I’ve planned many of my friends’ weddings and even been their ‘day of coordinator’ so although I’m not yet a full blown expert, I do have some experience working with venues (also used to work in a hotel and handled many events), venue coordinators and what can come up.
Personally, I am going to plan every last detail by myself but then a few weeks prior to the wedding date, hand over everything I have, all my vendor contacts, schedule, etc to a day of coordinator so that they can look after everything for me. I know it’ll be extremely hard for me to hand it all over to someone else, but I also don’t want to be stressed out with details on my wedding day! I think it’s nice to have a contact person who knows all the details of your wedding and they can coordinate with the venue coordinators at the ceremony and reception.
The things I think a day of coordinator should do are… Keep track of time, make sure everything runs smoothly (or at least looks like it does!), troubleshoot (you never know what can come up), act as a contact for vendors/bridal party/parents/whoever else, help with setup and transportation of favours, centrepieces, guestbook table, place cards, decor). They will meet with you probably a month or so before the wedding day and go over all the details. They may even pick up on things you have missed!
If you have a good friend who is very organized or maybe even just got married and is willing to help out then that may be a good option as well. The only thing is that you want them to have fun at your wedding too so if they’re not into that kind of stuff then maybe it’s better to go to an outside souce…
Post # 8
As to finding a good DOC, I think you could find one under $1000? I haven’t looked into pricing much yet so I’m actually not sure. I guess they could also give references for weddings they’ve done before and maybe you could contact the past bride to see how they liked them?