Post # 1
Hi all! My fiance and I are looking to possibly hire a "day of" coordinator, if we choose the 1 of 2 locations we’ve narrowed it down to (the other venue offers this service to us, included in their price). I have no idea what even a ballpark range would be for a day-of coordinator. Does anyone here have experience hiring for this service? I realize prices could vary, but just an idea of what you paid and what they did for you would be most helpful!!
Post # 3
I paid $1650 for my "month of" coordinator in LA. A girlfriend paid $900 for her "day of" coordinator. I decided to go with a month of instead so that the person wouldn’t be "clueless" when it came down to what my expectations were for my wedding.
Post # 4
We paid $650 for our DOC in NYC.
Post # 5
It depends on the area really, stay within a budget if your going with the venue that doesn’t have one already. A doc’s services are usually the same on paper, but some are more involved then others. If you do go looking, make sure you have someone you really feel confident in, usually someone that has worked at the venue before. In my area SF/wine country; prices are 1100 for someone just starting out to 1900 min, to 2500 to 4500. Yeah it can get crazy for prices. FInd one that can fit to your price. Setup, rehearsal, reviewing of contracts help with vendor referrals that fit your budget, timelines, walk through at end of the night, delivery of all the stuff you gave to her for the wedding set up, confirming all vendors, etc. Not making you worry about anything on your wedding day. good luck.
Post # 6
Most "day of" coordinators start their involvement 5-6 weeks before the date and take over with vendors, reception timeline, bridal party, room layout, etc. Which makes sense if you think about it because they need to know that stuff to do a good job on the actual day.
Coordinators in the LA area ranged from 1300-4000 from what I looked into, we decided to squeeze one into the budget because it was worth it to have an expert on board (we’re pretty clueless otherwise) and think of what a relief it’ll be to not deal with that added stress during your wedding!
Post # 7
I am spending $400 for a DOC in the Detroit Suburbs.
Post # 8
I got a great deal on a fabulous DOC in the bay area ($500), as she’s starting out.Â Thankfully, it wasn’t her first time and we feel very lucky to have found someone with so much talent and just enough experience to have a fabulous results and a very affordable price.
Post # 9
I am paying $1,000 for my DOC. She will contact me monthly with a timeline and to check on my progress, she will visit the venue with me for proper table, decoration placement, she will be involved in the rehearsal the day before the wedding, decorate the space and be available until the end of my wedding.