Falen
Dedicated October 2018

wedding Planner? day Of? month Of?

Falen, on March 30, 2018 at 5:29 PM Posted in Planning 0 20
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BEAUTIFUL BRIDES!! What is everyone doing about a wedding planner? I definitely don't want/need a full wedding planner but the more I think about it the more I am thinking I will in fact need a day or/month of planner for all of the finishing touches and to make sure everything runs smoothly.


What are all your thoughts and what are you doing about this?

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Latest activity by Heather, on March 31, 2018 at 10:40 AM
  • S
    Dedicated October 2019
    Sarah ·
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    My venue includes a day of coordinator so I'm planning most of it. Our budget doesn't allow for anything else.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    We hired a full service wedding planner and it’s the greatest decision we have made so far! I would do a day of coordinator at the minimum.
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  • M
    Expert May 2018
    Monica ·
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    I'm not too sure how any of that works. I would think that they would need to be hired relatively in the beginning to know what is going on etc. I've also heard they are expensive. I could be wrong though. Ive done all the planning myself for my wedding. I wouldn't change it for the world! Hope you figure out what's best for you! Best of luck Smiley smile
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  • L
    Expert June 2018
    LeeAnne ·
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    I'm doing day of so I don't have to stress on my big day everything else I wanted to be in charge of lol
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  • Katie
    Devoted September 2018
    Katie ·
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    Our venue only provides the space (no catering or rentals) so at minimum I wanted a day of coordinator. I’m lucky to find someone familiar with my venue and they also offer unlimited calls and emails leading up to the day and will help with timeline ect so they are more involved in the process. She also offers a la carte services in case I need her to come with me to a florist meeting or whatever...

    i think a lot of coordinators are willing to work with you and your budget so you can customize exactly what you need. I think the peace of mind of having someone be your point person the day of is priceless.
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  • Kiley
    Super February 2019
    Kiley ·
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    Our venue provides both services. It's been great. I would recommend at a minimum a doc.
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  • O
    Master October 2017
    O ·
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    I had a day of coordinator since we had all the rest planned. We hired the coordinator 7 months before our wedding; cost $1000, and was well worth it. All we had to do on our wedding day was get ready, relax and take photos. The coordinator and her assistants handled everything.
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  • Jessie
    Devoted June 2018
    Jessie ·
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    I’m a pretty heavy DIY bride. But I don’t want to be stressing out and running around doing setup or breakdown on the actual day. So I’m hiring a DOC.
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  • S
    Devoted November 2018
    shante ·
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    I am an event planner/decorator but decided i wanted to just be a bride the day of. So i hired (thumbtack) a day of coordinator
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  • Casey
    VIP December 2018
    Casey ·
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    I have a wedding drsigner (owner of my venue). They are not really a planner as I did all the work to find my vendors, but they are doing all my decorating and will also act as my day of coordinator. They’re also working to make sure we have a schedule and all the important questions are answered!
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  • magnolia5
    VIP June 2019
    magnolia5 ·
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    Agree with this! So happy I hired a full service planner.
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  • Jennifer
    Savvy March 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    We’re doing a DOC which is technically a “month of”. Actually, the one I think I’m going with said she’ll start reaching out after being booked every two months (wedding is 3/2020 so pretty far away) by phone to make sure we are on track and following a timeline of my DIY planning. Then two meetings the month of, full rehearsal planning and attendance and place all my DIY decor!

    Im very DIY and love event planning but on MY day, I want to just enjoy it and not stress!!! They take care of EVERYTHING!! I’ve been quoted from $800-1800 and the 1800 one was 4 Assistant’s and I told her my budget is under 1000. She agreed to meet me at $1000 and just hire 2 instead of the 4 with all services still included! So don’t be afraid to get info and be up front with your budget bc they will tailor a plan to fit your needs!
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  • ACD
    Expert October 2018
    ACD ·
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    I am having the month of Smiley smile

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  • K
    Savvy July 2018
    Karen ·
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    I would get a month of coordinator for peace of mind.
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  • 2019Bride
    Dedicated June 2019
    2019Bride ·
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    At first I said that I would just hire a month/day-of coordinator but projects at work have taken over both of our lives and I realized that a partial planner is the way to go for us. We booked all of the big ticket items, with the exception of the officiant and florist. I just know that I will not be able to actively research until Dec or early Jan, next year. At the very least, I recommend, a month/day-of coord to help iron out final details and be the point of contact for your vendors and venue. Good luck!
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    Dedicated July 2018
    Miranda ·
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    I am a very organized person and have become the full wedding planner for my own wedding but a few months ago I hired a day of event planner and She has been a Godsent. She has become my very own personal shield between me and family drama for the day which is a huge relief for me. Plus she makes sure to do as little or much as I need and is just there to give advicd and listen. Sooooooo worth it.
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  • Porterpoppin
    VIP March 2019
    Porterpoppin ·
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    I'm doing/have done all of my planning, I would like a day of coordinator just to have a point of contact to take some stress off of me or my mom on that day. My family is so helpful but I don't want them "working" on my wedding day. Hopefully I can afford one but that will be a luxury basically. I've been talking to a coordinator who is a friend of the family mostly for advice and I plan to use her services if money allows

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  • Tamika
    Savvy September 2018
    Tamika ·
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    FH and I work a lot, so we decided to spend about 3k to have a full planner with a team and a lady in waiting. Best decision for us. I also feel like I can always throw out to my family and friends that I have a planner when they try giving me all this advice. Do what works best for you, a MOC is a good idea, because you don't want to be stressed leading up to your wedding.
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  • Julie
    Just Said Yes August 2018
    Julie ·
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    Both our ceremony (my church) and reception hall have a day of coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly. I also have a personal attendant (one of my close friends) to take care of details that day or make sure everything is in place the way I have instructed. Honestly it's up to you if you can 1) afford it, I've heard some great reviews of having one, and 2) if you are worried something might not go the way you planned it.
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  • Heather
    Dedicated September 2019
    Heather ·
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    My mother in law bought this for me off amazon. It has sooo many tips and timelines and questions to remember to ask your vendors. It has been my life saver. No room in my budget for a actually wedding planner person but this binder has been an amazing help on staying organized and keeping up with all the little things that need to be done.

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