(Closed) Day-of coordinator? What do they do?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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5183 posts
Bee Keeper

My DOC is pretty much saving my A$$. She is making sure everyone knows where to set up… putting up flowers for me.. setting up tables.. Pretty much making sure my reception runs. I have a different coordinator that comes with the chapel for my ceremony. 

Post # 4
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925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

They keep you sane!! Lol! But seriously, they do a lot. They will keep you on schedule and if anything would happen to go awry, they will take care of it and hopefully you will not know a thing about it. They will make sure everyone is getting paid and that the entire ceremony and reception space gets set up the way you like it. They are your contact with vendors, so you will not have to answer any questions that day, it’s all them. They will make sure your vision is attained on your wedding day and that all you can be is happy, not worried about anything. It’s definitely worth the money, I’d say go for it!

Post # 6
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481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We aren’t having a wedding planner but we are having a day of coordinator. My sister got married last year and she said having a day of coordinator was the single best decision she made throughout her entire wedding planning process, because it saved her from so much potential stress on the wedding day. From her experience, her day of wedding coordinator was there to meet with all the various vendors on the day of the wedding (e.g., florist, caterer, DJ, band, etc.) and was able to direct them to where they are supposed to go. She arranged and helped with all of the set up (including flowers, candles, linens, etc.), both at the ceremony site and the reception site. She organized everyone at the ceremony so that everything ran smoothly and handled the transfer of money to all the vendors on the wedding day. She was also listed as the “go-to” person if anything went wrong on the wedding day, so that my sister did not have to be contacted and worried when there were any glitches (and there are always glitches at any wedding – they usually work out fine in the end but it is nice to not have to know about them on your wedding day). I am so happy we are getting a day of coordinator and I would definitely recommend getting one if you can afford it and have any set up requirements that your venue is not taking care of for you.

Post # 7
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481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

tiffybear: Hmmm…I’m not sure, maybe you should talk to your potential day of coordinator and ask what they do in the 2 hours. I know our DOC is going to be working for us for the majority of the day – starting a few hours before the ceremony for set up purposes, and then staying with us throughout ceremony, photos, cocktail hour, and the reception to make sure everything stays on schedule and runs smoothly. She will probably leave after the dinner and speeches are done and the dancing has begun, as she won’t be needed after that point.  

Post # 8
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am getting a DOC for my day….mainly because a friend is officiating our secular wedding and I thought having a paid professional there would be a good thing.  I am hiring for for ~ 6 hours (so the ceremony, photos after, and to direct people back onto the bus, and the start of the recption).

So far, she has given me recommendations on bus companies, hair guys, photogs, cake people, where to rent a wheelchair……as I am planning a destination wedding, I really appriciate her insights!  As far as I’m concerned, I am glad I hired her….even 5 months before my wedding! 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ll be getting a DOC as well for about 5 hours!

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