Post # 1
I have a acquainance who is trying to get into the wedding business so I asked her to be my DOC. Our ceremony and reception are in the same place so after the ceremony we have to change the room. I was gonna leave family in charge of that and setting up but now if I have her I wont have to stress about it.. All I really need her for is to help set up and help keep things organized though the ceremony till the beginning of the reception because after that im pretty sure the DJ will keep things organized. like announce dances and last song.
Do you think she should be there all night?
And she is not charging me anything due to she is just trying to get her foot in the door. But I wanted to give her something ? what is a good amount? The venue is an hr away maybe a hotel room ??
Post # 3
We had a similar situation. Our DOC was just starting in the field, and offered her services for free if we would write her a review instead.
She met us at the church and once the ceremony was underway she went to the reception site (only 10 minutes away) to help set up and make sure everything was done. I had emailed her VERY clear instructions down to every last candle holder, so it was pretty easy for her. She left once dinner/the toasts were done and it was pretty much dancing for the rest of the night.
If your DOC works out well, you could always find out what the going rate in your area is and tip her based on that. And reviews go a long way so that might be nice as well.
Post # 4
I was going to have a friend who’s starting out like yours be my DOC. Just needed her until midway thru the reception. I was going to offer her 200-250 to be DOC. Extend her and her husband an invitation so she can enjoy the wedding too if I needed her to stay all night. If not cash, maybe a really nice note and spa certificate? Personally, unless you think she’d like to stay at the hotel it doesn’t seem much a gift.
However, in the end I went with hiring a professional DOC because I was able to find one within my budget (they usu run 800-1000 on the low end here) because they are able to troubleshoot quicker and more efficient if anything should happen. Also, we’re having quite a large wedding with a candy buffet and grand exit so I did want someone who could stay through the night and keep things organized.
Post # 5
If she does a good job, maybe a $100 – $200 tip?