(Closed) Fee for DoC (Day-of-Coordinator)

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I definitely think that’s high. My wedding is in NYC and I found DOCs with great recommendations for less than that.

Post # 4
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I personally think it’s a bit high.

Post # 5
1602 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

yeah that’s definately high.

here in the toronto area you can get experienced DOC for rehersal and day of for $300, so i honestly can’t see it being over a thousand for just rehersal.

Post # 6
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thats a bit high, my wedding is also in NYC and a TON of DOC’s there were quoting that much ouch! I ended up getting someone less renowned if you will for $600 and so far shes seemed awesome to work with.  I dont care if she is le creme de le creme of DOCs as long as she gets the job done.  I mean its not as if a DOC needs to negotiate vendors or anything.

Post # 7
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

it’s definitely high – especially for the amount of work you’re asking for (very little). I have one in Chicago who’s helping with vendor contracts, day-of timeline, setup, teardown, etc. and her cost was only $300.

Post # 8
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

That seems like a lot, since it’s just for the reception.  We’re getting married in a large city, and the fee for a DOC I looked in to was $800 for the entire day.

Post # 9
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I would have to say that is a bit high. I don’t know how many people you have on your guest list or how many assistants she plans on bringing but for day of services that is still on the higher side. Without doing the rehearsal we usually charge $700 for day of services, just to give you a comparison.

Post # 10
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yikes, that’s pretty high for just the reception. I’m wondering if she knew that in advance before she quoted you? Maybe she just sent over her usual rate not knowing she needed to customize her package for you.

Post # 11
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We were quoted $2500! Just for setting everything up, a cake, and some flowers! We decided that was waaaayyy to much just for something we can do. We can set things up, we have a cake ready and we bought fake flowers. We saved sooo much money doing it our way.

Post # 12
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think that’s totally off the mark. I was quoted between $450 and $1700 just for DOC. We ended up booking one for $900 for the day. Where are you located? That could make a difference.

Post # 13
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If your reception is so simple, why are you even hiring someone? Seems like you aren’t going to be getting your money’s worth.

Post # 15
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it is on the average/high end. But is this DOC full of experience? Or just starting out? Do they offer extra stuff that DOCs dont normally? When I was searching for a DOC 1250 was pretty average (for Los Angeles). There were a lot more that were higher 1500-2500. But few for less. The ones for less usually werent as experienced. I got one quote for 500, one for 750. I ended up going with the one for $750 because she offered a little more of the extras and had a good personality even though she was more of a newbie. I dont mind this much if they seem if they can do the job and are really excited about the profession. We will see–!

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