(Closed) Orange County day-of wedding coordinator

posted 5 years ago in Orange County, California
Post # 3
Member
48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not many of us who work on our own are licensed and insured. Only mostly the big companies that are in higher price ranges are. Your venue (not your vendor, as we are all vendors) probably wishes that your other vendors are, such as your photographer, videographer, DJ, and more are licensed/insured because they have equipment to set up and move around, power issues, etc.

Also, what is included in the $1500-2000? Those sound like planner prices, not coordinator prices. Which are you looking for? Are you looking for full service planning, or someone who can bring everything together on the day of? The question is, what do you need and what are they offering? Those prices are extremely reasonable for a full planner. But extremely unreasonable for a DOC. But a planner and a DOC are two completely different jobs, though on the day, they do the same thing.

But if you are looking for a cheap, experienced, and reliable DOC (woc/moc), let me know!

 

Facebook.com/JKZevents

Post # 5
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 

@swtvt712:  Hey there! I would recommend you my DOC but I don’t think she’s licensed or insured, but our venue isn’t that strict, hence her very low price tag. Most DOC quotes I’ve seen are $1000 and even the budget budget Craigslist ones start at $500. I mean, it makes sense. If they were to do this full time, charging $1500 a day, assuming 52 weddings a year (and that’s not realistic), you really don’t make much.

 

I would try posting an ad on CL and tell everyone what you need – someone licensed, insured, and can provide what you can. I found my DOC that way!

Post # 6
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879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’d be hard to find a licensed and insured DOC, as I would assume most are wedding planners.  DOC in the OC area I found to average $1000 as the person above mentioned as well.  The lowest I saw was $800, but only because she was offering a discount.  One licensed coordinator I talked with quoted me $1200 for DOC.  If she offers more services, I can see being quoted $1500 for coordination.

Depending on your venue and style of wedding, I’d ask around and see if any DOC would be willing to lower her prices.  I also found offering cash usually yielded discounts as well. Unless it was someone starting out (which may mean she’s not insured/licensed), I think you’ll find most people will only go a tiny bit lower than $1000.

Post # 7
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well, they are certainly overcharging you for the services you are asking for, but it seems reasonable for those who have to pay hefty fees for being liscensed and insured (those run hundreds of dollars a year, sometimes more!). I can provide those same services for $300 but without the license/insurance. That;s my normal going rate. I don’t charge more because I don’t need to. I enjoy doing weddings. ANd unlike others, I don’t charge you for calling me, and asking questions and advice. I only start charging when I need to do a lot of work for something, but I certainly dont limit communication. Weddings are already expensive, you don’t need to be nickle and dimed.

 

And I can’t say any more right now, but if things pan out after an exciting phone call I got 2 hours ago, I could be in extremely high demand as the summer continues. 🙂 Like me on facebook, and you can be one of the first to find out next week, in case things DO go well!

 

I also do first meetings to see if we like each other at any Starbucks or Coffee Bean… my treat! I will also be at two, possibly three upcoming bridal shows so you can meet me there as well. But not to break forum rules, I can’t post those details here. So again, visit the facebook profile and you can find exact details there.

 

 

 

Facebook.com/JKZevents

 

 

 

Post # 8
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Check to see if your venue offers you a DOC at a discounted price. We found that through ours and she’s only charging $500.

Post # 9
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3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@swtvt712:  Are you still looking for a DOC? Mine was based out of SD but she is able to travel to OC, I believe. Her rates are quite reasonable and she did a fabulous job with our wedding. I don’t know if she’s licensed/insured, however, we did have event insurance which was required by our venue.

http://www.coteweddingsandevents.com/

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