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#4361 giraffexx

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    Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:03 PM

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    Originally Posted by smckinney22
    What do you all think about tipping when you get there? Are you going to tip the WC at the resort...the DJ...the waiters that help during the reception? If so how much are you thinking would be a good amount?

    I'm thinking of buying this Buxton® Coupon/Receipt Organizer - Bed Bath & Beyond and making a tab for each person and put the specific amount of $ we're tipping them. That way it's all nice and organized and I'll have it all in once place pre-sorted out.

    Another subject question. I have a private reception for 3 hours on the beach...however, I booked DJ Ivan for 4 hours and if I get lounge furniture for 4 hours will The Royal kick us off the beach after 3 hours? Or since it's a public beach can we stay the extra hour and let them have their round dinner tables and chairs back and keep partying?
    You can extend your reception for an additional hour @ $5 pp. I have the same situation with my reception being 3 hours, DJ and furniture for 4. I'm going to extend mine to get the most out of the night, 3 hours flies by so fast!

    #4362 duprk452

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      Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:20 PM

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      Originally Posted by rosieposie
      Hi ladies, i can't seem to find this within the thread so i hope it ok i ask. my WC hasn't gotten back to me about this (she answers all the other questions but hasn't this)

      if i bring my own photographer who will be staying at the resort, is the outside vendor fee still charged?


      thanks!
      Nope. We are doing this and we have no vendor fee charge
      http://tickers.Ticke....d183/event.pngBride and Groom + 24 guests booked and counting!

      #4363 rosieposie

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        Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:48 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by duprk452
        Nope. We are doing this and we have no vendor fee charge
        thanks!

        that outside vendor fee has me all worried because its quite expensive and if they charge for every vendor, that adds up quick!


        phew!

        #4364 jesmcan

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          Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:37 AM

          Hi Ladies,

          I am wondering about tipping to, whats everyone doing and if you are tipping how much do you think is appropriate?

          By the way Welcome Playa!
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          #4365 bridetobe1515

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            Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:01 AM

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            Hi Ladies,

            I am wondering about tipping to, whats everyone doing and if you are tipping how much do you think is appropriate?

            By the way Welcome Playa!
            I also am curious about this. I asked it a while back, but nobody responded. Here is some info I found, not sure if it is true or not:

            Makeup artist or Hair Stylists - You don't have to tip them if they come to you. If you go to the salon, then you should tip them 15%. Why you ask, well the salon makes the money, not the individual. If you have received a good job, and you would tip normally, then go ahead.

            DJ - If your DJ owns the company then the tip is optional but if the DJ is an employee $50-100.00. If you have 2 DJs (DJ & MC), give each person $50.00 in separate envelopes. When your guests rave about your reception later, it's the DJ that had everything to do with the fun.

            Photographer and Videographer - If these vendors own the company, then the tip is optional. If they are employees $50.00 goes to the main photographer and he/she can give a split to the assistant.


            Officiant - To tip them is to trivialize their profession and extremely bad etiquette. Generally you pay your fee and that's it. If you wish to make a financial contribution to the church, you can do that separately.

            Florist - You don't need to tip the florist for making your arrangements but you can tip them an extra $5.00 per delivery location (3 locations=$15.00) or $10-20.00 per staff member in one lump sum, for set-up and delivery.

            Your Wedding Coordinator - If this vendor owns the company, then the tip is optional. If they are an employee = $50.00

            Ceremony or Reception Musicians - $5-10/hr per person, in one lump sum given to the person in charge.


            Again, I don't know that you need to tip all of these people, it is just what I saw online.

            On another note...I am having a horrible morning and need to vent. Someone used those little black box things on our ATM card and we got taken to the cleaners
            They took all of our wedding money. The bank is saying they will refund it but they need to investigate first. I told them that I leave in 12 days and they really need to get on this fast! Just what I need now, more stress. Hold onto your ATM's ladies...they are NOT SAFE!!!

            #4366 giraffexx

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              Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:16 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by bridetobe1515
              I also am curious about this. I asked it a while back, but nobody responded. Here is some info I found, not sure if it is true or not:

              Makeup artist or Hair Stylists - You don't have to tip them if they come to you. If you go to the salon, then you should tip them 15%. Why you ask, well the salon makes the money, not the individual. If you have received a good job, and you would tip normally, then go ahead.

              DJ - If your DJ owns the company then the tip is optional but if the DJ is an employee $50-100.00. If you have 2 DJs (DJ & MC), give each person $50.00 in separate envelopes. When your guests rave about your reception later, it's the DJ that had everything to do with the fun.

              Photographer and Videographer - If these vendors own the company, then the tip is optional. If they are employees $50.00 goes to the main photographer and he/she can give a split to the assistant.


              Officiant - To tip them is to trivialize their profession and extremely bad etiquette. Generally you pay your fee and that's it. If you wish to make a financial contribution to the church, you can do that separately.

              Florist - You don't need to tip the florist for making your arrangements but you can tip them an extra $5.00 per delivery location (3 locations=$15.00) or $10-20.00 per staff member in one lump sum, for set-up and delivery.

              Your Wedding Coordinator - If this vendor owns the company, then the tip is optional. If they are an employee = $50.00

              Ceremony or Reception Musicians - $5-10/hr per person, in one lump sum given to the person in charge.


              Again, I don't know that you need to tip all of these people, it is just what I saw online.

              On another note...I am having a horrible morning and need to vent. Someone used those little black box things on our ATM card and we got taken to the cleaners
              They took all of our wedding money. The bank is saying they will refund it but they need to investigate first. I told them that I leave in 12 days and they really need to get on this fast! Just what I need now, more stress. Hold onto your ATM's ladies...they are NOT SAFE!!!

              OMG that is TERRIBLE! I am so sorry to hear about this. I haven't personally experienced this but my best friend and brother both had their bank accounts "broken into". For both of them, the bank (two different ones) rectified their accounts pretty quickly. Try not to stress too much over this, it will get taken care of, just be patient. Focus on the fact that you're leaving in 12 days for paradise!!

              Also - thanks for the tipping guideline!

              #4367 bridetobe1515

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                Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:31 AM

                woo hoo just realized I was a junior member now!!! YAY!

                #4368 jesmcan

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                  Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:37 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by bridetobe1515
                  I also am curious about this. I asked it a while back, but nobody responded. Here is some info I found, not sure if it is true or not:

                  Makeup artist or Hair Stylists - You don't have to tip them if they come to you. If you go to the salon, then you should tip them 15%. Why you ask, well the salon makes the money, not the individual. If you have received a good job, and you would tip normally, then go ahead.

                  DJ - If your DJ owns the company then the tip is optional but if the DJ is an employee $50-100.00. If you have 2 DJs (DJ & MC), give each person $50.00 in separate envelopes. When your guests rave about your reception later, it's the DJ that had everything to do with the fun.

                  Photographer and Videographer - If these vendors own the company, then the tip is optional. If they are employees $50.00 goes to the main photographer and he/she can give a split to the assistant.


                  Officiant - To tip them is to trivialize their profession and extremely bad etiquette. Generally you pay your fee and that's it. If you wish to make a financial contribution to the church, you can do that separately.

                  Florist - You don't need to tip the florist for making your arrangements but you can tip them an extra $5.00 per delivery location (3 locations=$15.00) or $10-20.00 per staff member in one lump sum, for set-up and delivery.

                  Your Wedding Coordinator - If this vendor owns the company, then the tip is optional. If they are an employee = $50.00

                  Ceremony or Reception Musicians - $5-10/hr per person, in one lump sum given to the person in charge.


                  Again, I don't know that you need to tip all of these people, it is just what I saw online.

                  On another note...I am having a horrible morning and need to vent. Someone used those little black box things on our ATM card and we got taken to the cleaners
                  They took all of our wedding money. The bank is saying they will refund it but they need to investigate first. I told them that I leave in 12 days and they really need to get on this fast! Just what I need now, more stress. Hold onto your ATM's ladies...they are NOT SAFE!!!
                  OMG I am so sorry! don't worry hang in there the bank with definetly figure this out quickly. Just think 12 more days!!!! margaritas here you come lol
                  The Royal PDC & Kool Beach Club 11.12.10

                  #4369 JuliaR

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                    Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:44 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by duprk452
                    Nope. We are doing this and we have no vendor fee charge
                    That makes me little peeved!
                    I am being charged $350 for my photog even though we booked a Ocean View Junior Suite for my photogs for 4 nights!!!

                    ARGH!

                    #4370 Lady_Di

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                      Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:02 AM

                      Omg so sorry to hear about that! I swear people don't have lives and are set to destroy other lives that they worked hard at it. I hope you get a resolution soon. Plus, thank so much for the tipping etiquette.




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