(Closed) How much is your DOC costing you?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Helper bee

There was a ‘real bee budget’ series a few days ago on what DOC expenses were for a few of the different bees.  Depending on where the wedding is I would say $450 is pretty cheap.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

I’m new to this wedding thing, but what is a DOC??

Post # 5
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

DOC stands for Day of Coordinator.  That person basically makes sure everything runs smoothly and takes care of all the behind-the-scenes things on the wedding day.

Post # 6
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960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My DOC is costing $1350, and I know it will be well worth it. Check out Mrs. Penguin’s recent post about not have a DOC and regretting it, along with the "Real Bee Budget" post about DOCs that Miss Gloss mentioned. I’m not sure where you live (never heard of Tustin), but I think $400 is extremely reasonable.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That is definitely a great price–I’m in nyc and the lowest I’ve seen is $600. Make sure the price includes the number of hours you need; some DOCs charge less but then you realize that they’re just giving you fewer hours to meet your budget.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I’m in LA and an experienced DOC will run you about $800. 

I had Month of Coordination which means mine took over the last few weeks before the wedding.  I didn’t talk to vendors about timelines, etc.  That cost $1875.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine is actually my officiant’s assistant. She is charging $300 and will only be cordinating the ceremony portion. It seems pricey, but I really didn’t want to risk it. Oh, and I’m in the Southern California area.

Post # 12
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541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey, I just realized you’re in Tustin. I moved from there 3 years ago. Nice to see a local on the boards 🙂

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Our DOC cost $1500 and starting creating timelines and vendor contact sheets about a month before the wedding. On the day of the ceremony, she was with us for ten hours along with an assistant and intern. I was anti-DOC for a long time, but I’m very glad we hired her!

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