Post # 1
For bees who have had or are planning on having a day-of coordinator, I am wondering how much you paid them for the service? I do not require a full-service wedding planner; I just will probably have a decent amount of DIY decor and I don’t want myself and the bridal party to have to worry about setting it up the day of. So if you’re also working with a DOC I’d love to know how much it’s costing you!
Post # 3
I don’t know how much they typically cost, but mine is $750. I know her price has gone up to $900 since I booked her, though. She’s very all-inclusive, and has actually been a huge help in the planning process, too!
Post # 4
Ours was $1100 but we got her Winter rate for a Feb wedding
Ana with Twofoot Creative in Ann Arbor Michigan. She has different packages and I think her lowest one is $900. She charges more during the peak wedding season.
Post # 5
Mine was $1200. That was for a pair of DOCs that work as a team. They were worth their weight in freakin gold! I looked at dozens of DOCs and narrowed it down to 4 that were in my price range and seemed good. I had meetings with those 4 and picked my favorite. I also paid them an extra $100 to string Christmas lights from the trees outside our tent, because I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it and didn’t want to have to worry about it.
We went over the wedding in pretty good depth at the first meeting. We kept in touch by email and had Skype meetings at about 2 months out and 3 weeks out. Then we met before the rehearsal to go over everything and show her where everything was. They showed up at around 10 on wedding day and directed a small army of friends and family to get everything together (I also did a ton of DIY and it was in my dad’s backyard, so there was a lot to do).
The DOC was a really high priority for me because I wanted to be able to relax on my wedding day. And I totally did. Once I left to get ready at 11, I didn’t put another thought into logistics or what needed to happen. I just left everything to the DOCs. They fixed problems that I didn’t even know about until days later. They kept everything running smoothly so I didn’t need a watch, they just let me know when it was time to do things. Honestly, it made the whole day effortless and gave me the ability to really enjoy my wedding and socialize with my guests. It was great. Best investment ever.
Post # 6
I’m a wedding planner based out of Raleigh, NC. My day-of prices start at $795. I’m in sort of the lower-middle range for my part of the country.
Post # 7
@laureneliz87: It seems a “good deal” in my area (greater Los Angeles) is $900 for an 8 hour day with 150+ guests. It’s less for smaller weddings. This usually includes a couple consultations prior and then the 8 hour wedding.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2014 - Kiawah Island
Mine is $750 but included 25 white wooden chairs and officiant services as well.
Post # 9
Mine was $800 for all day and an assistant
Post # 10
Mine is $500 but that’s in little old SC
Post # 11
Most of the ones I found were anywhere from $1000-1500, which seemed crazy to me. But last week i found a groupon for a DOC for $500 and jumped on it! I think it is one of the best purchases I’ve made throughout the entire planning
Post # 12
@laureneliz87: damn, mine is $2000
Post # 13
@laureneliz87: We booked her for the entire time but her day of was like $250- $350?? depending what you needed