(Closed) What to pay for a DOC?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Do I hire the newer DOC, or go with someone with more experience?
    Take the chance! She needs experience and it's a great deal! : (11 votes)
    55 %
    Go with someone with more experience (cost about 2 times more) : (7 votes)
    35 %
    See if you can find a friend to be a slave for a day. : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I personally would go with someone who has a bit more experience, but I don’t know. $300 is a good price for all that. My coordinator will also be there the whole time and do everything yours is doing and she charges $500, and this is in Miami, Florida.

    Post # 4
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I ‘hired’ my sister’s best friend who’s always wanted to get into event planning to work as our DOC and in exchange I paid for two nights at the ocean front hotel across the street from our venue for her and her family ($280 for both nights).  Plus I’ll buy her a gift for helping out.

    Post # 5
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Ehh… I wanted a DOC too, and I used someone who was on the cheap side $500. I really wasn’t that impressed with her. We just gave her a couple basic instructions and she didn’t manage any of them.

    It will ease your mind to have a DOC no matter what her level of experience, but you will have someone really looking out for you… However, don’t expect much out of the girl who charges $300. if you really want something done right, Go as high as your budget will allow…and find REVIEWS!! Contact girls privately and see how they really felt.

    I gave my DOC a decent review because we are in a similar industry and it would be possibly bad for my own career to diss her publicly. However, I have had a few people privately email me asking me my opinion, and that is when I take the opportunity to tell them how I REALLY felt about her…

    Post # 7
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m doing something similar.  I’m “hiring” a friend of my godmother’s who is looking to get started doing stuff like this on the side for extra cash.  She works in my godmother’s office as an event coordinator so she definitely has relative experience.

    I’m planning on paying her about $300 for about 5-6 hours.

    Post # 8
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d go with the cheaper one, but I’m ALL about the budget.  She may not have a lot of experience, but she could end up wowing you.  And if she doesn’t, it is doubtful the whole day could be ruined because of it. 

    Be VERY upfront about your expectations and you should be fine.

    Post # 9
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I just want to add that DIY brides are the LAST women on earth that should get a cheapo DOC. Seriously…it will be lame-o. You will totally regret it.

    Post # 12
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    your gut instinct is important, and hopefully you have found a diamond in the rough! let us know how it works out after the wedding (which i’m sure will be fabulous)!

    Post # 13
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Perhaps you did find a “diamond in the rough.” I hope she works out well for you!

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