Post # 1
After attending my sister’s wedding this weekend, I realized just how useful a day of coordinator would be!
I know $ is a bit taboo for discussion but can anyone give me a range of what to expect if I look into this? I don’t want sticker shock when I meet with someone!!!
Post # 3
I was quoted between $850 and $3000 for a day-of coordinator in Chicago. Turned out we liked the cheapest one best, and we were able to negotiate her price down to $720.
Post # 4
In the Philadelphia area, I have heard of anywhere from $450 to $1000 for a DOC. I think it depends on their experience and what is included in their package. Good luck!
Post # 5
It also depends on the number of guests you have attending. I have gotten quotes between $800 and $2500 in the Los Angeles area for my 400 guest wedding.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom
It definitely depends on the city, but for the SF bay area, the base price was around $1200-1600 for day of. this included rehearsal coordination also.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY
I talked to one in Syracuse, NY for $500… and GOD how I wish I had hired her.
If there was one thing I could do over again with my wedding day it would be hiring a DOC.
What area/city are you located in?
Post # 8
I’m in San Francisco, but the wedding/reception is in Marin County, just north. of SF. My day-of coordinator is $700 and it is not one but TWO people on one team! Haven’t had the wedding yet so we’ll see how they do.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2007 - Wynbrick Center - a historic mansion in my hometown.
In Kansas City, our DOC was $300 for a 2-person team plus *tons* of consultation before the wedding and it was absolutely worth every penny!
Post # 10
Ours was $500 and WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Post # 11
i just hired a ceremony coordinator (my reception venue came with a reception coordinator) for $200. She’s coordinating everything to do with the reception. what a steal!!!
Post # 12
Hi! Thanks for all of your responses!
Radish, I’m getting married in Southwestern New Hampshire (Keene).
Post # 13
When I looked into it for Ohio, it was between 500 and 1500.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
it can really vary from $500 – $5000+ (manhattan). i paid $1500, but the going rate is now around $2500 for nyc. but you can still find excellent doc’s for around the $750 range as miss peony recently did!
Post # 15
I’m paying $2000 in Los Angeles for a 200 person wedding. That includes 2-person team, rehearsal coordination, 3 vendor meetings, and unlimited phone and email consultations. She has been absolutely fabulous. I’m several months out until my wedding and I’m already SO happy I went with her.
Post # 16
i’m not getting married til aug 08, and i’ve been going backand forth about deciding if i should hire a DOC. i’ve decided to do it because so many brides have told me a good DOC is worth every penny because it takes all the stress off of the bride. make sure you hire someone you mesh with and who ‘gets’ your vision of your special day. i’m only having about 30 guests but it’s a DW and i need everything to be perfect! it gives me peace of mind that i have soneone working for me since i’m so far away. and i’ve talked to brides who have worked w/her before and they all love her. she charges $500 which includes rehearsal, endless calls and emails, and several consultations if i decide to visit before the big day. HTH!