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Day of coordinator , do I need it ???

Anonymous, on March 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM

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Hi ladies , So my wedding is in 4 months and I am so ready to throw the towel !!!! Now I realized that I may need day of coordinator but after finding out how much their fee I need to rethink again , do I really need it and does any of you ladies used day of coordinator ?? And if so how much is...

Hi ladies ,

So my wedding is in 4 months Smiley sad and I am so ready to throw the towel !!!!

Now I realized that I may need day of coordinator but after finding out how much their fee I need to rethink again , do I really need it and does any of you ladies used day of coordinator ?? And if so how much is the normal price range ???

The wedding is in VA beach .


  • A
    Beginner July 2012
    Anonymous ·
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    Thank you so much ladies all of this is very help full and making my decision much easier , one of my bridesmaid is actually a wedding planner but i really don't want to give it to her because she's part of the bridal party.

    i am already stress full as it is can't imagine whats going to happen on the day off Smiley sad

    thank you Mrs. J-Mo i'm going to check with your planner and see if their price is on our budget.

    i need tons..and tons...of prayer from all you !!

    it looks like my wedding checklist is getting longer and longer each day !!! FML

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  • Alexandra  Paez
    Alexandra Paez ·
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    A coordinator will guarantee that you, your family and your loved ones are there just to enjoy your big day. If budget is a concern, you can also ask the Maitre D of your banquet hall (if any) what things they can take care of.

    There are great coordinators here at WW.

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  • Ashleigh Lofton
    Ashleigh Lofton ·
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    Yes you do. Many brides think that they can handle everything the day of, but your main focus should be getting married and making your day special.

    The fee varies from planner to planner. I am in the Richmond area and if you don't have one, I'd love to meet with you.

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  • Casey
    Devoted June 2012
    Casey ·
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    Remember that most things are negotiable if you are willing to give up certain services. The first quote I received from my DOC was way more than I could afford ($800). I told her I was very sorry but this was much more than I had budgeted for, and that many of her listed services were not needed because we were having a very small, informal wedding and I had already done several of the things she listed as coming with the $800 fee, like researching and hiring vendors, etc. She said she understood and that since we didn't need many of the services she could work with us and only charge $450. I think she knew that I wasn't trying to lowball her or rip her off, I just sincerely couldn't afford the initial quoted fee and we would only need about half of the services she was offering for that fee. It's always worth being upfront about what you can afford and you might be surprised by the results! Smiley smile

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  • Mrs. Clark aka Mrs Awesomepants
    Master November 2011
    Mrs. Clark aka Mrs Awesomepants ·
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    We had one, she came with the venue. Our wedding wasnt complicated so I didn't "need" one. However I am SO SO SO glad she was there to make my day worry free!

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  • Invitations-Favors-Reception Accessories 3 Girls Print Design
    Invitations-Favors-Reception Accessories 3 Girls Print Design ·
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    I think it's a good idea to have someone outside of your wedding party to oversee things and make sure everything is exactly how you want it. If something small (or large) happens to go wrong, this person has all the vendor numbers, and knows basically everything so you don't have to worry (as much). If you don't, you may get bombarded by every little thing. I would recommend it.

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    What is your buget? prices depend on what you need the coordinator to do.You should never coordinate your own wedding.

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  • Handful
    Savvy October 2012
    Handful ·
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    I guess I'm going to be the odd one out and say that you don't need one. I think that they are more of a nice thing to have. I think that they are now a thing that everyone is doing just like STDs. A few years ago no one had those either and people had wonderful weddings.

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  • KT
    VIP October 2011
    KT ·
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    Yes. They are life savers (well, a good one is). I think mine was $400 or $500.

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  • pearl
    VIP August 2012
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    I wont have one... all my vendors have a schedule of when everything is happening. from everyminute... my bridesmaids will make sure the venue looks flawless hours before... plus the venue has a day of coordinator in charge of her people/waiters ... and they also will have a schedule. it does depend how complicated your wedding is and what kind of bride you will be... bridezilla?? lol jk....

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  • Karen
    VIP June 2012
    Karen ·
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    We have one included with our venue, she is just awesome, I called her today with a question and she said she'd be there today, gave us a time to meet with her if we wanted and really helped us iron out some more details. After having her help, I cant imagine not having her.

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    Savvy March 2013
    PrettyinPink ·
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    You ABSOLUTELY need one. We're 12 days out from our wedding, and we just met with our day of coordinator about 2 weeks ago. We'd met with her before, but this last meeting PROVED to us why we needed her! She mentioned things that we had no idea about, or hadn't even though of! And both my FH and I are detail oriented people, and have done a great job at planning the small details of the wedding. For instance, we're doing lot of DIY stuff, and she suggested that we contact the lighting and decor company to see if they can break down the DIY stuff we set up so that we don't have to try to find people to do it after the reception. I would never have thought of that! She's offered to help with favors, offered to take the cardbox to our hotel room before she leaves the reception, she'll take our marriage license and send it off right after it's signed --- stuff that you don't even consider.

    As alternative, maybe you can hire an event planner, but WP would know specifics for weddings.

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  • Hannah
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Hannah ·
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    Holy moly, thats hella expensive

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