Time and again, I’ve read on the ‘Bee that the best money spent on a wedding expense was for a day-of coordinator. Even with all the sage advice, I hesitated on hiring one considering the following facts:
- There is a venue coordinator at the Liberty Warehouse, and he knows his stuff. For anyone that watches Bar Rescue, the man could be John Taffer’s twin—in looks and in personality.
- BM G is a former wedding coordinator so I trust her opinion, and she advised that we skip the DoC since we have a coordinator at the reception venue and church ceremonies can usually run themselves. She assured me that any day-of mishaps could be handled between my mom, herself, and the other bridesmaids.
- We didn’t budget for a DoC, and by the time I got around to seriously considering one (back in September), wedding funds were running low. I reached out to a few vendors on pricing and was floored by the cost. We just couldn’t afford it.
- I’m an organized person, so surely I could do just as good of a job as a hired pro if I prepared appropriately. Actually, I was certain that I’d do the best job because I’m the bride—the person who cares THE MOST about our wedding.