(Closed) My DOC is acting up…where do I find these people?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I expect my DOC to be there the entire time. Issues come up and I feel like they should be there to address them.

That being said, I feel like my DOC doesn’t know what she is doing half of the time. I mention something to her and she looks at me with a dumbfounded expression. Its super annoying. One of my best friends is a wedding designer so she has been helping me out a lot. She called the DOC one day to get some details about the venue space and the DOC could not answer even one of her questions! While I do want her there for the entirety of the reception, I wonder if it will really even make a difference with the way she is.

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Is the person an American working on the island where you’re getting married, or a native of the country? This could just be good old-fashioned cultural differences.

Post # 6
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Overjoyed:  So sorry to hear your DOC isn’t really doing her job/doesn’t really understand her role.  I can’t imagine what she does when she works with other brides who aren’t familiar with all the details that need to be arranged.  Is she really new to the business?  

My DOC has been awesome so far.  We’ve had 3 in-person meetings, the first one was ~1 hr, and the second two were planning meetings and each were just over 3 hours.  She has literally asked me about EVERY detail you can imagine (and I thought I knew what I was doing before meeting with her!)  She even asked about all the family dynamics in case anything needs to be addressed on the day-of.  She also made up a 5 page itinerary for our wedding day, and it clearly outlines what everyone’s responsibilities are etc.  I had no idea she was going to do that for us, so it was awesome!  On the day-of she’s helping with setting out some of our decor pieces, the menu cards and place cards and a few other things at the venue.  She also has a detailed list of everything else every other vendor is responsible for, so if someone doesn’t show up or bring what they are supposed to, she will be able to take care of it.  She will be at our rehearsal, and on the day-of, we will have her for for 12-14 hrs (including the time she spends going to the venue/checking on decor etc.) and she leaves at the reception after everything is done (cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss etc) and its just party time.  She also said I can email her in the meantime any time an issue or question has come up, and I have done so a ton of times (about everything! even family issues) and she’s been so helpful and given great advice.  She’s also so familiar with our wedding and all the family dynamics because of everything she’s asked at our meetings, so she can give really specific and really helpful suggestions.

Post # 7
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Quick stupid question: What exactly is a DOC? Embarassed

Post # 8
6341 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@alaha:  Day of Co-ordinator (I think!)

Post # 9
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@alaha:  Day of Coordinator Smile

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