(Closed) What? I can afford a DOC now?! Perfect :D

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It depends on a lot of things, starting with venue and the services they offer, size of the event/number of guests, formal/unformal, guests’ expectations, and complexity of the event.

To give a comparison, my wedding ceremony and reception are in the same venue, which is a 3-deck riverboat, with different events on each deck. We’re expecting about 100 people, about 60 of which will come from the same hotel via shuttle busses that we are hiring. We are having a 4-hour window for the whole shebang, and doing cocktail hour, passed and station hors d’ouvres, and a plated starter followed by a buffet dinner.

I am NOT hiring a DOC. I don’t see it being worth the extra money.  At the hotel, I’ve got two friends volunteering to do head counts so the busses don’t leave anyone behind; the caterer is handling all the decor swaps between floors; the boat comes with a cruise manager who will oversee cues for the officiant and the DJ; everything is written down as to timing of events; there really isn’t much to do that would warrant the charge for a DOC.

As for the money I’m not spending on a DOC, well, I’m not spending it at all.  If I didn’t want to spend $500 on favors, I’m still not going to want to spend $500 on favors, even if that’s $500 I’m not giving the DOC.

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