With every vendor we talk to/book, they ask if we are having a day of coordinator. I started telling people we were considering it so I didn't get looks of surprise when I said no. We don't have the budget for a DOC- we are stretching it as is. My question to you is: is a DOC really necessary? Did you have one or wish you had one? I always thought planners and DOC were for super fancy, rich people weddings (no judgement, just what I had grown up thinking), so I never thought to have one at ours.
Thinking back at the last couple of weddings I have attended:
- one used a family member as a DOC although there were only maybe 3 vendors to coordinate because it was an all inclusive venue.
- one hired a planner or DOC and she was less than friendly towards the guests and I felt like she rushed the B&G through events, especially the cake cutting.