(Closed) How helpful is a Day-of-Coordinator?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did not have a DOC and I was perfectly happy.  There were no high stress things that went on that I needed help with and we’re pretty low key (AND prepared) so it went totally smooth.  All I would have been paying for was someone to smooth out my dress before I walked down the aisle!  Didn’t need that!  esp since I had no train!

We were ahead of schedule all day with no DOC.

Post # 4
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t have a DOC, but the owner of our venue took care of everything. Literally, the night before I had brought all of my crap over to the venue and told her what it all was (it only took about 5 minutes of my time) and she put it out beautifully. So much better than I would have thought to do!

Post # 5
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ours was completely invaluable!  Things definitely wouldn’t have been as smooth and seamless without her.  Ours made sure we stuck to the schedule, which was really important for the flow of things; helped set up the decor; helped clean up afterwards (as most of the decor were things I made/bought) it was imporant that those got back to me; she helped coordinate with the dj for the ceremony and reception for ceremony music, entrance, times of various dances, toasts, cake cutting, etc.  I really highly recommend getting one for those who are on the fence about it – I really thought that I would be able to handle it or at the very least a family memeber, but I’m so glad that we hired her.  Mostly though, as far as tips goes, she really knew what she was doing and took care of everything with very little requests from me 🙂

Post # 6
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340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel that a DOC is a must. We had one and she took care of everything. No one worried – and I was able to have a stress-free day to enjoy my family and friends. It was worth every penny.

Post # 8
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14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

After helping my friend put her wedding together, I hired one.  Her wedding was so easy, but it still took us hours to set up.  I actually traded her services for all my wedding stuff (center pieces, candles, etc…) and teaching her to make cake balls and a stacked cake.  She will handle everything for me including set up and tearing down.  I just don’t want to worry about who made sure the trash was out after my wedding plus I really don’t want to get up at the crack of dawn to set it up, I just want to sit back and relax and enjoy the day.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

our doc was more like a month of coordinator. she made our final timeline, and got that timeline to the vendors and made all the vendor’s final confirmations, scheduled pick ups/deliveries, and oversaw all the set-up. i think our venue coordinator would have done much of the set-up without us, but this way i knew we had someone looking after my wishes so i didn’t need to stress at all. it was so nice to have her make all the confirmations and deal with the timeline so i could relax and just hand things over. she also cued everyone for the processional and ran our rehearsal, which ended up being kind of crazy since we switched the order around at the last minute to use a stationary chuppah instead of one the groomsmen held

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