(Closed) Average cost of a DOC?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Honestly your price range is about what I have seen ($500  – $2,000+). I’m not sure your question was inappropriate at all, but I think the answer is just that it completely varies.

I’m told that others have had luck searching on Craigslist or elsewhere for a free DOC who just wants the experience and references, although I haven’t seen anything in my area.

Go ahead and contact them! They don’t expect business from everyone who does contact them so you won’t be wasting their time or yours. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I charge anywhere from $500-$1500

$500 – Start 30 days prior to wedding. One meeting to gather all information. Reach out to all vendors to confirm and coordinate. Then all aspects of day of, vendor set-up, photo organazation, through reception.

$1000 – 90 Days prior. This is for the bride who waited too long. Will help hire vendors that have not been secured, pulling together logistics, helping organize vision, day of coordination mentioned above

$1500 – Includes the 90 day, the 30 day, as well as a 2nd coordinator. The 2nd coordinator is really for the Groom on the day of and attire coordination. Also includes final meeting attendance with vendors if requested.

This is just a quick breakdown of what I offer.  I hope it helps!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve seen coordinators at both price points you’ve mentioned. We booked someone who seems a little newer and her DOC services were around $500. She offers all of what mwitter’s $500 package includes, I think that seems pretty standard for a basic package based on the coordinators I spoke to. I felt like I “clicked” more with her, so I chose her over a more experienced DOC who was charging closer to $1000 for the same services.

Since the coordinator I chose is a bit newer to the industry, there are positives and negatives with going this route. She doesn’t have as much experience as someone who’s been doing it for 10+ years, but she is very eager to help with additional things and consult on ideas throughout the planning process to help build her portfolio.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KelliP: My DOC is getting into amateur floral arranging and is doing all of our bouquets, bouts, and centerpieces! Maybe you could find a coordinator who could put together corsages? Otherwise, I know lots of floral shops do individual corsages for showers or proms…I’m sure they could do some for a wedding! Maybe you would just need to have someone pick them up because you might not qualify for delivery.

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