Post # 1
I am thinking about hiring a “day of” planner. I do not want to be making decisions all day and attempting to put out fires. Has anyone hired a “day of” planner? What expectations should I have? Cost? Responsibilities? Can this person walk down the aisle for me if I freak out? Ha. Any comments you have would be appreciated.
Post # 3
I can’t speak to cost because I worked out a deal with a friend (we traded day-of-coordinating because we’re getting married less than 3 mo apart)… but I say get quotes and if you can afford it? do it! I feel so much calmer about things when I can just think “She’ll do it” whenever someone asks me who is doing x on the day of. Setting up, making sure vendors show up, making sure the venue sets up the right things, making sure the MC knows when things are happening… so great!
Post # 4
I chose not to have a “day of” planner. The reason being that I am super super Type-A. I was scared that if someone else was making decisions, that they would automatically be wrong just because I wasn’t making the decision.
However, the days leading up to my wedding were quite stressful. I did have detailed lists and schedules and whatnot, so I would say it’s definitely possible to do it alone without ripping your hair out!
Post # 5
I’m not having one. None of the DOCs I contacted provided a service above and beyond what my venue already provides. It wasn’t worth the price IMO.
Post # 6
I absolutely have to have a day-of planner. I am such a control freak and there’s no way I would be able to enjoy my day if I put myself in charge (which I WANT to, but I know I need to enjoy the day!)
There is so much I want to be perfect and in place I know I’d be a mess if I tried to orchestrate it all.
We just did photography for free for a friend of ours who put on a gorgeous DIY budget wedding. Her dream is to be a wedding planner nand since we did her photog for free I know she’ll do this for me 🙂 I will have lists and lists and plans and plans so I don’t think she’ll go wrong.
@mthoma27: I feel your pain so, so bad. The only reason I can go with this girl is because I absoultely trust her 110%.
Post # 7
Good post, I’m thinking about a Day of Coordinator as well. I emailed a couple of agencies about their packages and the costs; have you done that?
Post # 8
I still have not hired a day of planner, but as the days approach, I think I need one. Will price it out and post for everyone. Thank you for the feedback!
Post # 9
I have a planner. I was that person that originally vetoed the idea of a planner because I thought, “Hey. I”m majorly organized, I can totally do this myself.” I’m so glad I got one and I”m so happy that she will be doing the decorating, the making sure we are on schedule, the dealing with guests that don’t RSVP, etc. I’m going to be able to relax (as much as I can) on my wedding day and my family and I can just hang out instead of stressing about what needs to get done. IMO it’s worth the money if you have it or even worth it to come up withe money if it’s not totally there.