As we come down to the wire on our e-party - which, being for 75 people, is requiring almost as much work as our wedding - I've come to the conclusion that I think I may need a DOC/WOC. I say I, and I mean it. Mark can probably handle the stress, but I can't. I don't handle stress well generally, and I can see our wedding getting very overwhelming very quickly. I don't handle questions from people when I Don't. Want. To. Talk. About. The. Wedding. which is a point I imagine I'll get to. I don't like it when people think I'm bossy, and I generally try so hard to be nice and to please everyone that I get quickly overwhelmed by everything.
The problem is, there isn't really money in our budget for a DOC, and I don't know that I'm willing to trust control to somebody who is just starting out, the way I am with a photographer or DJ or bartender or venue. With a DOC, I want somebody that knows what they are doing. That can tell our newbie DJ to cut the crap and just let people dance. I want somebody that will remind me that we should get off the dance floor and cut the cake, but also that knows we don't want to run the evening strictly by the clock.
Where we do have money to pull from is our DJ budget, because I put extra padding in there - but I'm wondering - can we get a day-of-coordinator that would also run our iPod playlist and announce the toasts and the cake cutting? Does anybody know if they exist (in the Baltimore area), or are they imaginary, like unicorns and low-cost florists?