Let me just say, I paid the 50% deposit to my DOC an hour ago and it was the best decision I made! After attending a wedding this past Saturday, it was more evident that I didn't want family and friends having to organize, arrange and make sure that all T's were crossed and I's dotted on wedding day, they should be there to partake in your celebration but instead can be overwhelmed w/work and not even enjoy the wedding themselves. Not that family won't help because they will but more so tending to bride/groom not working, hire a professional if you can. DOC hired today!
Update 7/2/2012: With less than 3 weeks to go, glad I hired the DOC, FI and I met w/her yesterday to discuss the coordination of that day and where we are w/the planning. We also plan to do a walkthrough in the venue w/her this week. I don't see how we could pull this off w/o someone seeing that close family and friends are far and we really want ppl to enjoy the day w/us not running around doing things. If you have budget for it, hire someone! My advice. We got her for a good rate that includes her and an assistant that day, so if your in Miami and your looking for someone, let me know.