Post # 1
I know some vendors ask for final or full payment prior to the wedding. I was wondering, however, if I hire a day of coordinator about 2 months before my actual wedding, and she hasn’t actually done anything yet, should I be giving her full payment before my wedding? I mean, most of what she is contracted to do will be at the actual wedding. I also know that since being hired there are at least 2 vendors she did not contact to say she was our DOC. I notified them myself.
Post # 3
It probably depends on his/her business policy. I imagine you have to pay something to book.
Post # 4
i would be ok with paying a retainer, but everything else should be due day of services after its all over
Post # 5
You will probably have to pay at least 50% down and the rest the day of your wedding. Just make sure you read teh contract and ask questions, if you don’t understand.
Post # 6
As long as you have something in the contract that says if she doesn’t actually do her job on the day of that you can get your money back, you should be fine to pay in advance.
Post # 7
yeah we def paid a deposit and when we signed it didn’t ask for full payment upfront but now she’s asking for it and frankly she hasn’t really done anything other than give us suggestions. Most of what’s detailed in the contract for her to do isn’t until a couple days before the wedding so I’m fine with her not doing any of it until then but it would be different if I were at least hearing she is notifying vendors that she has been hired as out DOC which IS in her contract. I’m starting to get a little nervous because I know that her company is new even though she’s been doing this for a few years. I’m starting to get the feeling she just really needs the money and the desperation isn’t comforting
Post # 8
We are paying the photographer the rest of the money when we go pick up our album, the limo on the night of and the dj the night of, just in case they dont show, but we did make deposits
Post # 9
It depends on the business….But I don’t think I would be comfortable paying her in such an advance….I would ask about a deposit or partial payment, at least that’s what I’m doing 🙂
Post # 10
Stick to your guns, unless it says it in the contract to pay her before-hand, DON’T. I would also remind her that she is not fulfilling her obligations that ARE stated in the contract. I know there are a lot of amazing coordinators and vendors out there, but there are also a lot that will take you for a ride if you let them. Be kind, but firm.