Post # 1
I was under the impression that a day-of-coordinator cost about $600 for the day. Yesterday I got two quotes, both were $1700! I’m astounded. $1700 for ONE day of work??? (Okay, and a little work in the week or so prior, but still.)
I’m pretty sure I got that $600 figure from weddingbee but maybe I’m mistaken? What’s the going rate for a day-of-coordinator??
Post # 4
Depends on where you are. In Colorado, I have received quotes from 500-1800 for day-of.
Post # 5
I received three quotes: $600 $1000 and $1800. I’m sure if you shop around you can find some one cheaper than $1700.
Post # 6
regardless of what the quote is, make sure you have them for the whole day and not just a few hours. you don’t want to be walking down the aisle and have your DOC come up to you and mention that her time is up in 10 minutes!
Post # 7
It totally depends on where you live. I’m getting married in West Michigan and my DOC is only $300 😀
Post # 8
Wow…$1700 should get you a great DOC. I’m pretty sure you can find a cheaper one that may not have quite as many years of experience. We found one for $800 in the sf bay area.
Post # 9
ours is in SoCal, and her fee is almost $1500; but she is not just DOC -she has talked with me during the whole process, she does not charge me a "per phone call fee" or anything ridiculous like that;
we also chat about other things than weddings – so we’ve gotten to know one another more beyond the DOC-bride relationship – which i know will help in the long run b/c she knows me as a person and just "just one fo her clients"
Post # 10
We are paying $400 plus vendor meal. She is great, sweet and organized. I couldn’t be any happier
Post # 11
me too me too sayithot! I wonder if we have the same one 🙂
Post # 12
Have you checked Craigs list for a DOC? I seem to remember seeing a few listed for our area that were under $1000.00.
Post # 13
Thank you for recommending Weddings by Janina Inoocentz!!!!!!!!!! Janina (Nina) was the absolute best and super affordable. Other DOCs were trying to charge me 1K but inooocentz was right Nina was worth every penny (I only paid $600 which is great compared to 1K others were quoting me). I decided to write this post because Nina was truly interested in making sure that my wedding day was everything that I envisioned it being. During the hurricane, she stayed at Starbucks to have internet so that she could finalize my schedule. She was always responsive to my texts and made sure that every detail was perfect. I don’t know what I would have done without her. My bridesmaids were raving about her and my family simply adored her. When she left the bridal party to take pictures so that she could set up the reception hall, everyone was like ‘where is Nina what are we going to do without her!” She left specific instructions with my photographer and was always a phone call away. My dressed ripped when we were taking pictures in central park and I was tripping all over myself. As soon as I got out the Limo, Nina was there with a needle and white thread to sew me up and fixed it instantaneously. I can’t recommend her enough. Her website is http://www.weddingsbyjanina.com and phone number is 347-733-8197.
I was blessed with the review posted by inoocentz and I hope that you try Janina if you are looking for a DOC because she truly cares. I’m posting this review everywhere so that brides can get a day of coordinator that truly goes the extra mile. Did I mention that she styled one of my bridesmaids hair (I tell you awesome!)
Post # 14
I expected my fee to be tthe highest, living in Manhattan, but Rachel Quigley ([email protected]) did my wedding last month in NYC for $500 and she was FABULOUS. Babysat the flower girl, while coordinating all the vendors, seamlessly herding the guests from the ceremony to the reception, and then even fixed the cake when we had a last minute disaster! I felt like a guest at my own wedding.
DOC is not her full-time job, so she is flexible to meet in the evenings after work/on weekends and I cannot reccomend her enough. Her passion for weddings and organizational skills are contagious!
Good Luck on your big day!
Post # 15
I am a wedding coordinator in NJ, Judi Dawson Events . My prices for day-of coordination vary depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. I do try to work with my brides budget as much as possible. Keep in mind day of coordination usually starts a month prior to the wedding.
Post # 15
Anti-Zilla: could I get her information from you? A website link if she has one. =)
ours is in SoCal, and her fee is almost $1500; but she is not just DOC -she has talked with me during the whole process, she does not charge me a “per phone call fee” or anything ridiculous like that;
we also chat about other things than weddings – so we’ve gotten to know one another more beyond the DOC-bride relationship – which i know will help in the long run b/c she knows me as a person and just “just one fo her clients” “