Post # 1
I am not using a wedding planner and I pretty much have everything done…but I don’t know what to do on wedding day! I have no one to direct guest. Tell bridesmaids when to walk. Etc… So I’m thinking of getting a day of wedding cordinator. Has anyone else used one? We really don’t have it in the budget but I’m worried wedding day is going to be a hot mess!
Post # 3
That’s a pretty light work load for a day of planner. Is there no venue coordinator? Also, we worked out who walks in what order when kind of thing at the rehearsa. The officiant was really good about helping us with that.
Post # 4
We hired a DOC and it has put my mid at ease. She will be decorating the reception space for us, handling vendors the day of, getting the bridal party all set for the ceremony walk, packing everything into my FIL’s car at the end of the night etc etc… I reccomend hiring someone if you can!
Post # 5
@SapphireSun we don’t have a venue cordinator BC we are getting married at my aunts river house.
I know we will be able to work most of the kinks out on rehearsal day but I just don’t want my family to be responsible for setting everything up and delegating tasks I want them to be able to enjoy the wedding like a guest (as much as they can)
Post # 6
Okay, I’ll be honest, I’m a wedding coordinator, so I’m a bit biased 🙂
However, as organized as I am, my husband and I had a DOC for our own wedding, and she was worth every penny.
In the end, you have to do what makes you comfortable, especially when it comes to finances, but for us, it was worth the extra cost to NOT put family members to work, so they could enjoy the day, and I could enjoy it with them. Also, DOCs will typically stay through the whole evening and tear down supplies as well, so everyone will be able to leave not having to lift a finger.
Check WeddingWire for reviews of some DOCs in your area and start to get pricing info. Then determine if it’s right for you. PM me if you have any questions 🙂
Post # 7
@bhutton15: sounds like the perfect situation for a planner. Just saying if you were worried about directing the ceremony only, that’s not really worth hiring somebody for however much. I’m sure you’ll come up with plenty more for her to do 🙂