(Closed) Day of Coordinator Cost/Duties

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Helper bee

make sure when you are looking to hire a DOC that you know their policy…i.e. do they charge an hourly rate, or do they charge a flat rate.  This can be a big deal if you are at the end of your budget and you can only hire someone for four hours.  You don’t want to be walking down the aisle and have someone tell you their time is almost up.

Post # 5
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Newbee

They should be able to provide a detailed list of services they will provide for the amount they will charge.

I paid $1400 in NYC…but fees vary widely depending on what is included in the package.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

great advice from mrs. corn.  also, make sure that all of the duties of your DOC are detailed in the contract.  my friend hired a DOC but didn’t go through the contract – duties w/ a fine tooth comb and had to take care of setting up the personal items for her reception. 

in terms of costs, they do vary across the board.  if you’re in the LA area, a fairly experienced / established DOC will average $2000-2500.  good luck.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

We are paying around $1500 – right outside NYC.  DOC rates we found were $700 to $3000+.  The $700 person was totally unresponsive and so got booted from consideration.  There were quite a few in the $1000-$1500 range which seemed great.

I do think it really depends on where you are located.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My costs for Coordinator and (1) assistant for a (10) hour day is 689.00 canadian inclusive

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We are paying in the LA area 400$ plus vendor meal. She is very helpful and well organized. I am so glad to have her on board.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m getting married outside Kingston, NY (about 3-4 hour north of NYC).  For coordination of rehearsal and day of, most of the quotes I got were right around $1000.  There was one person who offered several different options (only ceremony, ceremony+reception, etc) a la carte and that way about $400-650 for the rehearsal, ceremony.

Some charged by the hour, others just a flat fee.  Some charged for travel expenses, so be sure to factor that in.

 I found a lot of people just from Googling my area and ‘day of coordinator’.  Some people put their prices online and can give you an idea specific to your area.

One coordinator typically charged starting at $1500.  However, when I spoke to her about how much I actually needed from her (really just the rehearsal and day of- not help prior with vendors or anything) she dropped the price to $900 (partly because she really wanted to get her foot in the door at the venue I’m using).

So be prepared and be specific to get the best quote. 

Post # 12
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i’m in LA – paying $1500 for DOC

Post # 13
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Newbee

I live in NYC and my coordinator is costing me just under 4K for 3 weeks work. right before the wedding, she said i just give her all my contracts, and everything outstanding (out of town baskets, etc etc) she will take care of! I think it’ll be WELL worth it!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Our DOC actually comes with the venue (country club).  I was pretty excited to find that out.  He is their event coordinator, and I knew that he would be doing the coordination of their staff, but it turns out he will handle coordinating all my vendors, set-up of all decor, setting out favors, getting presents loaded in cars, keeping everything on schedule, etc…  everything that happens at the venue.  He has actually been so much help with putting together the schedule and advice on vendors that I was ready to offer him extra to coordinate everything, or ask him who I should hire to work with him.  This is sort of the deal of the century, because there is also actually no facility fee – just a catering and bar minimum to have the whole facility for the day. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m in Atlanta. Most started out at around $800. When we first booked ours (about 16 months ago), she was $500 because she was just starting out. Now she’s $725.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wish I’d seen this post before I started my own. I’ve been given quotes ranging from $1,500-3,000! That’s not for NYC, that’s not for LA, that’s for Tucson!

Does anyone have any good recommendations for an affordable DOC in southern Arizona?

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