Hi all, I am not sure if this is the correct board to post this on but I don't know which other would be more appropriate.
FI and I are in the midst of planning our summer 2015 wedding. We have booked already our venue. Included with our venue is a DOC, as well as 3 bridal attendants for the bride and 2 groom attendents for the groom. I might also add that our venue is full-service, meaning that everything is taken care of there, catering, linens, silverware, etc. So, in regards to "day-of" issues I suppose between these 6 people all of our "needs" will be covered.
Besides the venue, we have also booked our band and are on our way to book the florist and photographer. So, I would say that most of the "big-ticket" items are covered and we don't/didn't necessarily require help in finding them. What I was most concerned of was the smaller things, knowing when to order invites, rent tuxes, have BM gowns purchased but I suppose that could be done considering some of the check-lists online, I don't know.
Considering my situation (long and drawn out, I know, I'm sorry, I tend to be overly wordy), have any of you also considered "external DOCs", when you have pretty much a team of people from the venue already there? I am trying to avoid a too many cooks in the kitchen situation and was unsure if anyone else found themselves running into this problem. Is it worth it for just the pre-wedding assistance, especially when I don't need a full-planning service ? What have been your experiences?