(Closed) Day Of Coordinator raising price!! UGH!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What should I do with my DOC situation?
    Just pay the extra $50, it's worth it! : (24 votes)
    83 %
    Find someone else : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Do it myself : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    $200 is still super cheap for a DOC, I think! Definitely worthwhile for all of the stress it will save you. 🙂

    Post # 4
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    $200 is ridiculously cheap for a DOC, most of the ones around here are at LEAST $400-500.

    A DOC is SO worth it. I don’t know what i would have done without mine. She made my day totally stress free. If there were problems, I had no idea.

    Post # 5
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    $200 is a very inexpensive price for DOC, Most of them I’ve seen are about $500 at minimum.

    Although, I think it was unprofessional of her to give you her initial price of $150 and then change it. if she wants to raise her prices that’s fine, but she should have started with a completely new bride, that hasn’t had a consultation with her yet. At least she’s being kind of considerate and saying she’ll still give you a cheaper price than what she’s going to charge.

    If it were me, i would be more upset by the principal of the situation, but for $200 and a stress free day, i would still hire her. Do you know if she does a really good job at the weddings she coordinates? What things have you heard about her, is she easy to work with and does she understand what her couples need throughout the day? I think these are important to think about when she is so inexpensive.

    Post # 6
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’d still pay, it is cheap but I would call her and say something. That is very unprofessional of her to change the rate like that after confirming with you a few days ago.

    Post # 8
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @misskarianne: Don’t try and do it all yourself. Regardless of the principal of the thing, you are going to hate yourself day of if you don’t have a DOC. My whole family set stuff up, and I still wish i’d had one.

    Post # 10
    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    no its the principle; I say find someone else, why work with someone shady and have her increase again the day of your wedding, she may say oh more work than we thought additional $100, chi-ching

    Post # 11
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Pay the $50, but mention her unprofessional price raising when you review the venue.

    Post # 14
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would say something along the lines of “I wanted to discuss your pricing with you. When first we spoke you stated your price would be $150. When we spoke again on Friday you confirmed the pricing was $150. I feel that since this is what we originaly discussed you should honor that rate. I would hate to have to start the search over again and I would like to keep my business with you, but I don’t feel it’s right to have the rate change after we verbally agreed on the original rate.”

    And then see what she says. Just put it out there that you are dissapointed and you are considering taking the business elsewhere. Give her a minute to explain herself and possibly offer you the original rate. If she doesn’t you can say “I understand you needed to raise your rates, I’m just dissapointed. I’ll let you know if I can afford the $200.” And then take a day ro two to get back to her.

    Post # 15
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @misskarianne:  I would think that would be something that is listed in your contract.  If you don’t have it already, and are signing it tonight because it is ready, then I would tell her you agreed to move forward and selected them because of the information she had already sent you. 

    If it’s an email, print it and bring it with you, showing the lower price.  Explain you just don’t have any room to make changes in your budget for that.

    Hopefully, since she’s the booking sales manager she should realize that and change the contract for you. 

    I book and coordinate weddings for a living – and the pricing and policies that are in place when I begin working on a contract with a bride is what makes it into that contract, regardless of any changes since then.

    Good luck!!!

    Post # 16
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    How long have you had your contract? My DOC’s contract stipulates that her price quote is good for two weeks from the time she sent it.

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