(Closed) Do I need a DoC?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t technically have a DoC (our reception venue sounds similar to yours). However, we did have a day of helper at the church (she’s the church event coordinator) to get the guys in their places on time, the candles lit, and to come get the ladies once the ceremony was set to begin. This was very helpful, but also something a friend or family member could definitely handle.

Post # 4
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We only have a 2 hour window at our ceremony site to get in, set up, have the ceremony then get out. I really didn’t want to have to worry about making sure everyone and everything was where they were supposed to be so we could start right on time, get our pictures and get to the reception. My mom suggested getting a day of coordinator. Now that we’ve hired her, I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off of my shoulders. I’m a paranoid freak though 🙂 You could probably tell that, though, considering my wedding is still 17 months away!

Post # 5
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Nope. You don’t need one!

I had a big wedding (240 people) and it was very formal. It was at two different venues (a chapel and then a musem). We had no DOC and everything still went smoothly! We just had lots of friends and family members who were aware of what was going on (I made a day-of timeline) help out! It was great!!!

Post # 6
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@RoundSolitaire:  She can pay your vendors, make sure everything runs smoothly and organize those other items you mentioned. I HATED that I had to run around and pay vendors the day of 🙁

Post # 8
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@RoundSolitaire:  Just make sure you are very clear with your directions to your cousins and put on person ‘in charge”. I made my Maid/Matron of Honor my Stage Manager. She was responsible for managing the big picture and the venue staff went to her with any questions. I let the entire Wedding Party know that once I walked down the aisle Maid/Matron of Honor was in charge. My Bridesmaid or Best Man was in charge of the smaller things (like a Prop Master)–moving flowers from outside to inside, making sure we got our plate of hors d’oeuvres while we were picture taking and that my lipstick hadn’t worn off. 

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