Post # 1
I was asked by a friend if I would be his Day of coordinator for his wedding..I’m beyond excited because I went to college for event management (with courses in wedding planning). I’m curious – what are DOC’s charging out there? Obviously I’m not as experienced as the big guys, but what is a reasonable amount to ask for?
I’ve been planning some other weddings for friends but not charging them anything just to get experience, but I’m not all that close for this person and he said they do want to compensate me.
Post # 3
I’ve seen some in the $500-1,000 range. But if you’re currently building your portfolio and this is a friend, I’d say charge whatever your work salary is. For example, if you ordinarily earn $20 at your job, charge that. Just my personal rule of thumb, but I’m not expert!
Post # 4
I’m not a DOC but after doing extensive research on looking for one, I’ve found that many new DOC offer discounts ($250-$300) to their first few clients to establish themselves. The ones that have been around for a number of years range from $500-1000 (as supergeek mentioned) depending on their experience.
Since he is a friend, you may wish to carefully consider what would you like to charge for your services.