(Closed) Bay Area DOC’s

posted 10 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would highly recommend Brenda of Kuga Design.  She has been an amazing DOC so far and we’re not even to the wedding yet!  Brenda has gone out of her way and gone above & beyond the call of DOC duty.  I am certain I’m in fabulous hands for the big day.  Once we had our initial meeting, a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders.  She’s super responsive and full of great ideas in addition to being super organized.  Her contact info is below.

 

Brenda
[email protected]
http://www.kugab.blogspot.com

Post # 4
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

 

 I’m using LittleBlueBox weddings. Nicol is fabulous to work with ! We’ve been using her since about 5 months into our plannig, but she has day of service only as well. Her E mail is 

[email protected]

Post # 5
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What is a reasonable price for a DOC in the Bay Area? (I’m getting married in SF.  My budget is tiny, but I am hoping to have some help on the day of the wedding). 

Post # 6
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33 posts
Newbee

aAll the DOC around here I found run 1600 and up. That’s a thrid of my budget! I lucked out and ran into an old employee who’s doing my wedding in (gulp) 18 days.  She’s been fabulous at minding all the details-even coming to help assemble programs!  When are you getting married ablossoms?  If it’s soon, I can ask if she’d be willing to do another?  She’s planning a move to Seattle this fall though. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hi sl33py247,

 I’m a DOC in the SF/Bay Area who offer exeptionally lower rates because I do wedding coordinating as a hobby and is still building my wedding coordinating portfolio. (My wedding is 9/13/08 so please don’t think that I’m a vendor lurking around these boards for business) I’ve been in the business for approx. 6 months and I already have a fair amount of weddings that I’ve done and scheduled to do. I offer free consultations so please don’t hesitate to reach me at gtmonki at gmail dot com.

 Hope to hear from you soon,

 Gina

Post # 8
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2005

Hi there,

I am also a San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Coordinator, and I simply cannot stay away from this blog and the boards here…I love them!  (I don’t consider myself a "lurker".  )

My two cents: hiring a Day-of Coordinator is probably one of the best investments you can make in your wedding day, and I’m not saying this because I am one!  It is the only true way to ensure that your wedding day is stress-free and seamless.  On another note, I would encourage you to meet with as many coordinators as possible before you make your final selection.  It is very important that you click with your coordinator as she/he will be acting as your advocate and your agent on one of the most important days of your life. 

Best of luck to you and congratulations!!

Kristeen

http://www.JustWeddingsSF.com

Post # 9
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - Organic farm an hour from San Francisco

My coordinator was Grace Lee, she’s amazing.

Post # 10
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m using Lisa from Bellisima Vita Weddings.  She has been a life saver!  She was also the most reasonable quote I got – but she’s worth a billion more!

Post # 11
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662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

I thought I’d bump this post up, to get more recommendations for DOCs in the Bay Area.

I had a very stressful Friday night, where my mother proved she can’t be trusted to handle simple logistics planning, so now I’ve realized I can’t do everything myself, but also can’t trust my mom and aunts to handle the day-of set up, as I’d been planning.

Please post your additional DOCs for me to research, thanks!

Post # 12
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am getting married 9-26-09 and hired Chelsea Bowman and she’s been amazing.  She is also my florist 😉

Post # 14
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27 posts
Newbee

Mine’s Patty Lee… http://www.8events.com. I’m just using her as a Day of Coordinator but she’s been very responsive and helpful so far via email and a couple of in-person meetings. Her prices are up on the website which I have found to be reasonable.

Post # 15
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I ended up booking Brenda from Kuga Designs as my DOC and my florist.  She was absolutely awesome.  I knew that I didn’t want to worry about things on my wedding day (especially since I was planning from another state and was pressed for time) and she was superorganized.  I admit I can be a little OCD, but she sent me a timeline to fill in and questions prior to the wedding so everything ran really smoothly.  I gave her all the ‘things’ (favors, programs, decorations, namecards, etc) a few days before the wedding and didn’t worry again!  Absolutely worth it.   

Brenda
[email protected]
http://www.kugab.blogspot.com 

 

(Another thread completely, but just to throw it out there – her flowers were amazing too)

Post # 16
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199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My coordinator was awesome! She charges $300 for DOC, she goes over and behond he job. Janette Rutherford at Say Yes!.

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