Post # 1
I’m trying to decide whether or not to spend the money on a day-of-coordinator for my wedding in Jacksonville in October. Did any of you NOT use a DOC? If not, how did everything turn out? Did you appoint someone to help out with logistics and in case of emergency?
For those of you who did hire a DOC, do you have any recommendations for the Jax area? Also, what kind of prices am I looking at?
I would totally hire one in a heartbeat, but I am trying to stay within my budget.
Post # 3
I am getting married in October, and I am actually hiring my mom’s friend to act as a DOC. I have a lot of DIY stuff that has to be dropped off at the reception hall, and it would be so hard to find someone to do that for me.
It totally eased my mind knowing this lady was going to be around to handle all the odds and ends for me.
If you could find someone willing to help out, and pay them a little, you could just give them lists of what you need.
Good luck let us know what you decide.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
I haven’t hired one yet, but I’ve been meeting with them as I have every intention of hiring one. I don’t want myself or my mom to worry about the little details. It really depends on your budget and if you have any friends or family members that are willing to stand in as DoCs. I do, but would much rather have my family be able to enjoy the day.
The least you could do is meet with a few to get an idea of what they all have to offer and if it truly is worth your while. I have yet to meet a bride or bride-to-be who have regretted hiring one.
Post # 5
You have so much on your plate the day of your wedding, and the last thing you want is to worry about all the little details. A DOC is an invaluable way to relieve the stress on you (and any family members or friends who have been involved in the planning process). A good DOC will be sure the ceremony and reception venues are set up just how you wanted them, coordinate when your wedding party and you walk down the aisle, keep key players around for pictures afterwards while herding the rest of the guests off to the party, make sure the time line goes as scheduled all night, help the deejay/band leader/etc keep up with the time line, make sure you get the top of your cake, server, guest book and other items are returened to you afterward, and coordinate the clean up and return of any rental items. Is that really stuff you want to do on your wedding day? Let someone else do the work and HAVE FUN!
Post # 6
I did – and I’m SO glad I did. It was a huge burden off my mind knowing I didn’t have to deal with anything going wrong… that’s what she was there for.