So, Side A : We hire a DOC, Side B: We don't. I made a list of pros/cons and am still undecided.
Side A: We are getting married at a ‘non-traditional’ venue so there is no one in house that would be in charge of me or my event. Which makes me think I need someone to be there to ensure things run smoothly.
Side B: Our event is going to have a pretty relaxed feeling, we have invited family and close friends – if anything went wrong I know I could ask any one of them to help out and be able to hopefully laugh about it later. Our guests won’t care that are flowers are/aren’t the perfect color or if our DJ plays a song we asked him not to. Which makes me think we don’t really need to spend more $$ to have someone there.
Side A: I have never planned an event before, I have a good idea of what needs to happen, but I’m sure there are a ton of things I am forgetting or have no idea that I am supposed to do.
Side B: There will be a ceremony, we will end up married and there will be alcohol at the fabulous party after….how bad could it really be?
Side A: I want to be able to enjoy the day and not have my family (mom) worry about what needs to get done next.
Side B: If nothing goes wrong, I will probably feel like I wasted $$.
I have been going back on forth on this decision for six months now and still have no conclusion. So I turn to you:
Are you having a DOC? Why/why not?