Post # 1
All you wonderful bees have made me think “I need a day-of-coordinator”. Mostly because my head is spinning with all these things I need to get done on the day of the wedding and I know there’s no way the bride will be on washroom duity (making sure they stay clean) ect. We’ve asked a friend to help out with set up, candle lighting, ect before the guests arrive, but I feel bad dumping such responsibilities on someone who is SUPPOSED to be a guest.
I’ve contacted wedding planners in the area and just aout S*** myself when I found their prices.
So, what’s reasonable? What are you paying? What’s the going rate in your area?
Post # 3
Well, we’re paying $0 since we scored ours for free on WB but from what I gather, the going rate is around $500.
Have you considered checking the WB classifieds to see if there are any DOC’s offering free services in your area? This is how we scored ours. Our DOC is branching out on her own so she’s doing a handful of weddings for free to build her portfolio in exchange for some reviews and the use of our photos. I’ve met with her and she’s great so there certainly are great deals out there, you just have to look for them.
Post # 4
Ours was $1000, but she did much more than the day of coordination. I had all of my vendors lined up, but she finalized all the details and mett with them for me since we didn’t live in the state we got married in. I can’t even begin to describe all of the stuff she did for us, because she did so much and covered every detail. Totally worth every penny!!
Post # 5
In my city, it seems like $850-2500 is the norm. In the nect city over, a larger city, they can be had for as little as $350.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
In the Baltimore-Washington area, the average fee is $1100-$1800. I found a DOC here on wedding bee who is from a completely different state who I really like and who would charge me $750.
Post # 7
All of the ones I called in our area ranged from $700-$1500. But like franks.katie said, they all meet with you before the day-of and assist with other things like vendor recommendations, floorplans and seating arrangements, calling all your vendors a couple weeks before, etc.