My husband and I had a specific vision for our wedding so we went with a venue that was just the venue so everything else could be personalized. We secured all of the main pieces of the wedding, and we were left with $0 in our budget. We decided it was safe enough to sacrifice a Maitre D' and a bridal attendant. Although I heard from some of my married friends the Maitre D' and attendant kept the night running smoothly, I thought it was completely unnecessary.
Thankfully, we hired the Metropolitan Players or I don't know what we would have done. We worked with Erin throughout the process, then she was there at the wedding to act as our own little Maitre D'. She communicated with the caterers about the timing of the food and announcements, she made sure my Maid of Honor and our Best Man were ready for their speeches, she gave me 10 minute warnings before the cake cutting and special dances. I mean, I couldn't have asked for a better band. Of course, they sounded amazing and kept everyone dancing, but I was especially impressed with the additional care and attention to make my day stress free and perfect. Highly recommended. I don't know what I would've done if we hadn't chosen them.