Hi there just curious... on day of coordinators... not to sure if i need one because i have the venue setting up the table and chairs and little decor i have... the florist wants to set up all her flowers ... and then there is people setting up chairs for the ceremony and the seat covers for the venue... DJ includes being and MC.... so do i really need a day or coordinator?...
We are getting someone to help with the day-of, mostly because we are having a surprise wedding, and I'll be wrangling my children and trying to get ready, and get pictures done BEFORE the ceremony and reception... So in the interest of me not losing my damn mind, we are "splurging" on a day-of coordinator/decorator.
We went with one so that she can deal with any of the behind the scenes stuff that will likely go on. I get stressed out easily and she is there to make sure everything runs smoothly so that I'm able to enjoy the day and not have to deal with all of the little stressors.
I would say depends on the amount of guests. From my experience, I planned our engagement party on my own for 90 people and was running around all over the place! After that event my fiance realised that I wouldn't enjoy our wedding of 170 if I was doing all the work. My fiance agreed at that point, that getting a DOC was worth it! All the vendors know what their roles are however are missing the element of working together. Ive loved working with my coordinator so far. She's amazing and helping out alot in these last 10 days!!! Hope this helps! Lisa
If you have a lot of family and friends that are helping out, I don't think its necessary to have a Day-Of-Coordinator. I'm not sure if I will be hiring a Day-Of-Coordinator, but I have been looking around and the prices for what I need are a little to high.
They're not always necessary if you have a lot of family and friends who can help out. I'm considering one just to have that peace of mind. I'd normally delegate tasks to my Man of Honour or my mother, but I want both of them to be enjoying themselves and taking their time getting ready, not running around doing things. I'm also quite lucky that 1. I'm having my reception at my uncle's golf course so he'll be fully in charge there, and 2. A few of my college friends are event planners (I am as well), so I can trust them if I need to fall back on them. I just haven't decided yet! Depends on the cost, for me.
We skipped this as well. We had lots of people offer to help so we are going to use them. Plus, there’s not a lot that needs to get done. I think they’re a great idea for large weddings, weddings with lots of decor and moving of things, and little time before to decorate. But, none of these apply to us.
It depends on what your needs are for the day of and how many guests you'll be having. If you think you have the support system to handle it without a DOC, go for it. This is something I'm still not sure about either tbh!