I think I'm going to be having a friend of mine serve as a day of coordinator for my wedding. She volunteered after I posted a FB status seeking recommendations. She'd be invited as a guest regardless of her capacity as DOC. I found this link (http://www.theweddingsitter.com/day_of_coordinator.html
, no idea how to make it a clicky! sorry!) of DOC "duties". While they aren't all applicable to me (I'm probably not doing bathroom baskets, for instance), is there anything on the list that you wouldn't have a vendorfriend do that you would have someone who was strictly a vendor do? She'd probably be "relieved" of her duties around dinner time, with the exception of (maybe?) having her to help with clean up at the end of the night-- helping carry gifts to the car, help pack up the few decorations that we'll have.
We haven't discussed payment yet, but what would you think is a fair price for this? The DOCs in the area that I've found seem to have starting prices around $1500-- and that is way out of budget! We're for sure buying her and her hubby a nice dinner, a nice bottle of wine, and a gushing thank you note-- anything else I'm missing? Would any of you be wary of the plan of having a friend "work" your wedding?
Amor vincet omnia.... par liones.