(Closed) Need suggestions on how to manage a wedding/should I get a day of coordinator

posted 4 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
12003 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@annaclaire:  I would ask your caterer or venue and see if they can do that for you – my caterer is acting as DOC.  You want someone who is going to be there all night.  You may be able to find someone who is a dedicated DOC as well – that price range sounds reasonable for someone who is just there to run the show and doesn’t have to actually plan anything.

Post # 4
8694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

for me, a staff person from the venue provided DOC services.  there was no extra charge for this.


Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The staff person from our venue served as coodinator.  She handled the setup and met/coordinated with vendors and made sure meal service went smoothly. Then, DH’s cousin made sure all of the vendors got paid (we gave him the final payment checks) and handled some seating issues – moving people around when we had a couple of no-shows and some surpise +1s.

I do wish I’d hired my own coordinator though.  I didn’t want to spend the extra money but I wish I’d had someone to corral my family and make sure things started on time.

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