(Closed) DIY – Day of coordinator needed?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m a DIY bride and I can tell you what I found out…

One venue I looked at included someone to set up and take down everything. That was great.

The venue I chose, of course, has no such option. You have to set up everything from tables to linens to chairs to centrepieces. As a result, I hired a Day of Coordinator. It seems unfair and like undue stress to have to worry about my friend or family members doing these things. I know a few people who have “hired” a friend’s friend or another person not going to the ewdding to help, but really, having someone to solve all the mysteries and problems (like, why is the wrong wedding cake here?! What the heck happened to the flowers!? Why did the bartender set up over there?) is well worth the money and peace of mind.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Luckily the place i booked for the reception basically gives me three days. I can set up on friday, wedding on saturday, and have sunday to clean up.

I have no idea about a ceremony site yet as I haven’t booked one yet.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a family friend who is very creative and who loves doing that sort of thing be my day of coordinator. I made sure everything was very clear how I wanted it but also trusted her enough to do things on her own the day of. She was there at the rehersal dinner which was on site so we could go over things and it turned out perfect and she enjoyed all of it. 

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