Post # 1
I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert party planner (I’m always hosting parties at my house and I’ve organized 2 large scale fundraising events) so naturally, I didn’t book a wedding coordinator. I did, however, get a day-of planner to make sure everything runs smoothly.
I’ve been kind of paranoid lately that I’m forgetting things, or that I’m not on top of everything. Furthermore, I’m currently graduating university, working part-time and interning part time so I haven’t had the time I need for planning. Hence, I’m starting to regret my decision not to go with a planner.
I was just curious how many bees did hire planners/DOC and was it worth the price?
Post # 3
I’d be interested to hear the results as well. I’m also really into event planning, but am nervous that it may end up being too much stress. I know that I definately want a DoC, but sometimes the idea of a planner seems sorely tempting!
Post # 4
I think just a DOC is a great idea, but I also feel like I’m pretty on top of the planning aspect. I just finished grad school and now have a full-time job. My wedding is semi-destination, about 11 hours away from where I currently live. I feel like a planner helps keep you on track for your vision and budget and find vendors. I have been able to do all that with my master list of things to do, Pinterest for saved images, Yelp for reviews, and my budget spreadsheet.
I don’t want to worry about vendor arrivals, payments, and set up on the wedding day, so I hired a DOC. If I hadn’t gotten the bulk of my planning done in the beginning (before my full-time job started), I might be considering a full planner. Whatever you choose, I think its totally worth the $.
Post # 5
You’ll love your day of coordinator! I work in wine & spirits and have thrown events for 2000+ people but on our wedding of 60 ppl I hired someone to handle everything on the day and one of the best decisions ever.
We met with him several times to go over everything and he’ll have lots of tips and remind you of anything you may have forgotten. Loved our guy – I never worried and just enjoyed the day – just like you will!!
Post # 6
@islandgirl82: Did your venue have a point person as well or was it just your DOC?
Post # 7
My church is appointing me a host, to help with things, and my friend is my planner… She has been a big help so far!!!