Post # 1
My wedding is more than a year away and I’m already stressed about all of the little details. It’s becoming clear that a day of coordinator would be a huge help for my peace of mind. I don’t have many vendors to coordinate, but I would like to have professional help for set up and tear down rather than putting my friends and family to work. Can anyone recommend an affordable day of coordinator who operates within the lower mainland? I’m hoping to keep the cost under $1000 (or way lower if possible, but the prices here seem inflated since I live near a big city). Many local event planning sites don’t list pricing information, which just screams “way out of my budget” to me.
Post # 2
Nienna: Have you considered using a student?
Vancouver Community College has a Wedding and Event Management Certificate program which is 1-2 years long. Perhaps a senior student would be looking for extra income, or might need a project for school?
Other such courses are offered at the Art Institute and BCIT.
Post # 3
julies1949: That’s a great suggestion! I’m already looking into using a student bartender, why not a student coordinator?
Post # 4
I’m keeping an eye on this thread – I’m also hoping for someone for ‘day of’. Right now I’ve appointed one of my friends who I know is a ‘get’er’done’ kind of girl.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2015 - Golf Course
I don’t know if you’re still looking and this thread is a bit old, but I would recommend Tanya at Milestone Events. I initially contacted her about DOC, ended up hiring her just for decor and floral, but she’s super fun and very easy to get along with.
Post # 6
what sort of price range was she?
Post # 7
Nienna: Hey! Did you find someone? If so, are you willing to pass on their name?
Post # 8
steen425: Hi steen425
I’ve just launched a wedding planning company in Vancouver. We offer full planning, partial planning, design & decor, day of coordination & set up & tear down. Since we are just launching, I’m offering discounted rates! Definitely check out my website: http://www.junebirdevents.com