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Hey ladies !! I am currently working on a binder for my DOC and can't think of many things to put in there. Any suggestions? How far in advance should I meet with her to go over things? Should she have a guest list? 

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 8:12 am
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You should meet with her at least a month prior to the wedding. If she's supervising the venue set up you may want to give her a copy of the layout and how you'd like any specifics laid out such as favors, a special napkin fold, etc. A copy of the guest list and seating chart would be good as well. If you've created a day of timeline would also help so the DOC will know expectations of the day and how you'd like it to flow. Hope this helps!
Posted on March 13, 2014 at 9:26 am
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We met with our DOC two weeks prior because that was when the venue needed the guest count by. At that time we went over all the details about setting up/contacting vendors/etc. Have you asked her when she usually meets with clients? You should most definitely cover ALL the topics she needs to have in order!

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 10:35 am
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 Thanks ladies! I also want her to enjoy herself so I don't want to give her too many things to so at the reception except make sure I eat and change into my second dress then that's it. The morning of and at the ceremony I would need her to be there and on too of things though. 

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:57 am
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I guess it depends on how much is needed.

My wedding is very DIY (outdoors at a house) so I'm giving her all kinds of stuff. The vendor info, permits, explaining where the bathroom trailers need to be placed, pictures of how to set up the reception tables, how to flip the ceremony space, etc.

If you have a more traditional wedding at a catering hall, all that is prob handled by the venue.

For your binder, you should prob include any vendor info (contact name, company, ph #, email, website) and copies of contracts.

Maybe include a guest list and your seating chart, in case any guests need to be called upon or need help finding their way.

My DOC is going to review my timeline and make any revisions based on her expertise, so a timeline is something I think should be included too - the DOC should keep everyone on the same schedule.

Since we've purchased many of our decor items, she'll be getting a list of things that are to be stored after the reception so they don't go back with the rentals. If you have anything special that you want to make sure doesn't disappear when clean up starts, maybe you can list that for her.

I'm also giving her a list of important people, even though its our big day, my fiance and I want to make sure that our parents and siblings have everything they need.

I'm sure there's more stuff that a DOC needs, but those are the things that are on top of my mind for now. 

Best advice, ask your DOC - eliminate the extra stress of trying to think of what she needs and let her tell you :)

 

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:43 pm

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