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I'm a 23 year old Business Systems Analyst planning a DIY-heavy wedding to the love of my life on 9 . 10 . 11. Other then wedding planning, I spend most of my time trying to stay in shape or playing with my 3 dogs...Gabby, Dudley, and Tyson. I hate cleaning and almost never go a day without wearing something purple, and I hope you can keep up with my ADD blogging style!

Monday, January 31, 2011

I NEED a Day-of-Coordinator

But I don't think I should have to pay a small fortune for one.

First of all, here are the reasons I need a Day-of-Coordinator:
  1. I'm a DIY bride which means I'm making/providing most of my decorations.  That doesn't mean I want to be setting them up the day of.
  2. We're having our ceremony and reception in the same space which will be transformed during cocktails; I need a ring-leader for that transformation (that is not me).
  3. I have a crazy sister who may need to be escorted out.
  4. I'm sure there are other reasons I just can't think of right now..
And here is the reason I don't think I should have to pay a small fortune for one:
  1. I'm planning the whole thing!  They literally just need to execute my plans, and since I'm totally OCD I'll probably have a printed out guide on exactly what they need to do, when they need to do it, and how to do it (with pictures).
I don't need someone with vision.  Between MOH Sam and myself, we have enough vision for 5 weddings!  I need someone who follows direction well.  If there is anyone reading this from the greater Pittsburgh area who's good at following directions I'd be more than happy to toss you a few hundred bucks to help execute my wedding, haha.


  1. I hope you can find someone! I really wanted one too, but the professional people were way out of my budget.

  2. Girl you need to think outside the box! (You too Christina, whoever you may be :)

    I've been doing DOC for the last year or so and I did LOTS of advertising for free DOC. Have y'all looking on the hive classifieds? Two of my brides found me on there. Another one found me on Craigslist.

    I'm a bride as well and this is my plan for having a DOC (bc I know how important it is).... I actually did my concentration in college in wedding/event planning, so I know how many ladies there are in that program who are DESPERATE for experience. I'm sending an email for the program direction to distribute.... a reference letter and great experience in exchange for DOC.

    Look at any local colleges. Even community colleges will sometimes have at least an event planning class. SOMEONE will do it for you for free, or at least cheap.

    Good luck! and Happy Planning!

    @ lovelydayforawedding.blogspot.com

  3. I can't decide if I can afford at DoC either but I have decided that I need one! One of Mr. LP's friends (who is an event planner) volunteered to do it. Since I am OCD too everything will already be planned out and she just needs to execute.... which is not something I plan on doing on my wedding day. Good luck!