(Closed) Thoughts on hiring Day-of Coordinator that is just starting out (somewhat long!)

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How likely would you be to hire a Day-of Coordinator that was just starting out on their own?
    I would definitely do it! (after making sure we're a fit of course!) : (14 votes)
    93 %
    I would never consider hiring someone that wasn't part of an established company : (0 votes)
    I have don't have a clear yes or no, but I'll give you my thoughts below : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’ve hired a DOC who is just starting out because she had experience with event coordination (like you), but was making the change into the wedding industry. We felt she was a good fit and her prices are really low.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1330 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    wish you were closer to me! i’d would consider ya 😉 good luck!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @lovelyinlace: I just started too. I had lots of recommendations though from vendors I have dealt with while coordinating family friends events and corporate events. I have been advertising for one month and I already have 5 brides under contract and I am in discussions with another 4. It hasn’t been an issue for me being new.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We are hiring a DOC who is relatively new. I felt she was a better personal fit than the more well-known coordinators, and I feel like we will get more for what we are spending: she wants to build her portfolio, so she is willing to do more for less to get some valuable experience.

    That said, I wouldn’t hire someone who didn’t at least have a few weddings under her belt and good references–weddings are really different than other events, so I wouldn’t want to be a coordinator’s first one. For me, the whole point of getting a DOC is to rest assured that everything will be executed correctly without me having to worry about it. At a really low price, though, I’m sure you would find some brides on a budget willing to give you a try!

    Post # 8
    Member
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    we hired someone who was just starting out too. she has background just like yours! she has been amazing this far. and part of the reason we hired her is because she was new and her prices were right and she has the time to work with us. we dont feel like we are working with a big group of people where we are just another wedding.

    Post # 9
    Member
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The price was $700 for day-of coordination including rehearsal dinner, several meetings at the venue and pretty much unlimited email advice about planning. That’s about half-price for our area. Also, that’s in Canadian dollars.

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