Post # 1
I am looking into a doc and it seems most of them are wedding planners. I am fearful this will jack up the price of services when all I need is about six hours of their time the day of to follow my timeline. How much are you paying and what are you getting for your money?
Post # 3
I’m paying 650$ for Her to go over contracts ,give Me a vendor list, and doc plus she send Mr a check off every month but i think the going rate for doc (in Michigan) is 500
Post # 4
Luckily, my venue’s event manager is also the DOC for brides. She’s brilliant at her job, and I am thrilled to work with her.
Post # 5
I think this ranges drastically depending on your area. I’ve read it’s around 1000 for LA
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
We paid $650 for our DOC in the Atlanta area. She provided the following: day of timeline for wedding and reception; rehearsal, ceremony and reception direction; on site until bride and groom depart; monitoring of vendor set up; review all vendor contracts; provide one assistant during rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
On top of what her stated duties were, she was really helpful in giving me recommendations on vendors during the wedding planning. She was amazing to work with and I didn’t worry about a thing on my wedding day.
Post # 7
Commenting to follow. I’ve been wondering about this, too.
Post # 8
I do not have it in the budget for a DOC but I am lucky enough to have my cousin essentially do this for me. She has been the Mistress of Ceremony (MOC) for multiple weddings and really knows what she’s doing. The hotel provides an event coordinator but she pretty much makes sure the hotel staff and kitchen is doing what they need to be doing on the day of, which is why I am having my cousin act as MOC.
Post # 9
I’m paying $400 for our DOC in NYC. It includes two in-person meetings prior to the day-of, unlimited emails and the entire day of the event.
Post # 10
I’m in Brooklyn too. Are you getting some kind of friend discount or is that the DOC’s regular rate? Would you mind sharing a name?
Post # 11
I think this varies significantly by region. The several DOCs I checked out in my area were $850+. The $850 one was just starting out on her own and previously worked with another coordinating business. The more seasoned ones were $1+k (usually +).
Like @Madelin, I’m in the Southern California region (where everything is $$$).
Services varies. You get anywhere from a set number of meetings to unlimited and you may or may not get rehearsal help. They may or may not help you with finding vendors and they usually include favor assembly at an additional cost.
Post # 12
My DOC is included with our package.
Post # 13
@imanw: my venue includes a DOC and anything else i need her for in regards to hotel and venue questions.
Post # 14
@Radiocure: Ha no friend discount, but I know her price does vary based on how complex the day is (mine wedding is very simple.) I’m using http://www.katmackevents.com/, who was actually referred from here! Good luck.
Post # 15
I paid $850 for my DOC. She was excellent and worth far more than that.
Post # 16
Mine is $1400. My wedding is fairly complex (destination, multiple venues, shuttles, etc) and she’s doing a touch more than DOCing including cleaning up some mess made by my previous DOC, recommending vendors, multiple consultation meetings, etc. When I was an event planner I charged $1100, so her price seems about right.