(Closed) Day of coordinator. Duties… Not staying all night…

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
3942 posts
Honey bee

We had a similar situation. Our DOC was just starting in the field, and offered her services for free if we would write her a review instead.

She met us at the church and once the ceremony was underway she went to the reception site (only 10 minutes away) to help set up and make sure everything was done. I had emailed her VERY clear instructions down to every last candle holder, so it was pretty easy for her. She left once dinner/the toasts were done and it was pretty much dancing for the rest of the night.

If your DOC works out well, you could always find out what the going rate in your area is and tip her based on that. And reviews go a long way so that might be nice as well.

Post # 4
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was going to have a friend who’s starting out like yours be my DOC. Just needed her until midway thru the reception. I was going to offer her 200-250 to be DOC. Extend her and her husband an invitation so she can enjoy the wedding too if I needed her to stay all night.  If not cash, maybe a really nice note and spa certificate? Personally, unless you think she’d like to stay at the hotel it doesn’t seem much a gift.

However, in the end I went with hiring a professional DOC because I was able to find one within my budget (they usu run 800-1000 on the low end here) because they are able to troubleshoot quicker and more efficient if anything should happen. Also, we’re having quite a large wedding with a candy buffet and grand exit so I did want someone who could stay through the night and keep things organized.

Post # 5
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If she does a good job, maybe a $100 – $200 tip?

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