Day-Of Coordinator

Is a day of coordinator for a small wedding really necessary? I know there have been posts about this before but I really don't know what to do and I need your help. I just spoke to a very nice coordinator who said basically what she would do is coordinate getting people where they are supposed to be the day of.


I'm really torn and I don't know what to do. Our wedding size is only 30 guests, we do have some corrdination that my mom was thinking maybe she could take care of, such as the guests will be waiting in one area, then when we arrive will need to move to the ceremony site. (My mom wants them outside to see us pull up in the horse drawn carriage).


And we are having certain people with us for the pics we're doing before the ceremony, ect. Stuff like that. She charges $600.00 for DOC, which didn't seem like alot to me, but is it really going to be worth it??????????????????????

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 8:50 am
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I think so. Where is your wedding. She should be doing more than that though.

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 8:52 am
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DH and I had a small wedding too.  Our total guests were 56 including us and all our vendors.  Our planner helped so much.  She took care of everything for me and our guests.  I didn't have to worry about things that need to be taken home or taken care of before, during  and  after the wedding.  


Maybe you can have a designated person that can do it for you. 


HTH 

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 8:54 am
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My wedding is at Biltmore Estate in NC - a destination wedding. There is a catering manager that will be present during the ceremony/reception but I look at the catering manager as there for the kitchen/waitstaff and not for me. I could be looking at that wrong though I guess.


What else do you think she should be doing? She was really honest with me and said that Biltmore is very good at weddings and everything normally goes without problems, I guess that's why she mentioned that she would mostly corrdinate people. I want her to make sure the room looks the way I want it, ect. She said Biltmore does a great job at that and it probably wouldn't be an issue, she would do it if needed though.


I'm not sure what else to have her take care of if we were to hire her, which is why I'm not sure if I need her.........I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Posted on June 24, 2008 at 9:10 am
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My planner did the following



  1. Made sure all the vendors are on time

  2. Made sure everything in place and according to your specification(s)

  3. Made sure I have everything I need (from water, touch up...anything you can think of)

  4. I brought items to the venue that needed to be taken home - she made sure it does and packed in the car

  5. Made sure everyone know what they are doing

  6. Gathered people for picture taking

  7. Keep track of our wedding party where abouts for formal pictures

  8. Made sure all our guests are happy and taken care of (I was told she provided tissue to people she see crying, water/drinks, and anything my guests needed...even double sided tape and quick sewing)

  9. I was told by my other vendors...she made sure everyone is updated with the timeline.


And a whole lot more...but pretty much anything that went wrong or right was her business and made sure DH and I enjoyed ourselves and that's it. 


HTH


 


 

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 9:15 am
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Planners, or at least a person "in charge" can be so helpful.  It's best if it isn't your mom, so she can enjoy the day and not worry about vendors and schedules.  We appointed a faithful family friend to cue music, guide the bridal party during the ceremony, make sure the cake arrived, lit the candles, put our our favors and brought the bridal party food while we were getting ready.  You can't be everywhere and the more projects you give other people the more you can have a stress-less day!!

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 1:07 pm

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