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#5481 Sunshine2680

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    Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

    I usually leave about $2-$3 USD /day for the maid service - what I do is buy these mini coin envelopes and print labels in english/spanish -thanking them for servicing the room. I'll see if I can attach below...

    As far as the bar service goes..I would maybe throw them about $3-5 USD every couple of days. You aren't required to tip them..but if you're consistently at the same bar...with the same bartender its nice to show them the appreciation every once in a while. I've also noticed you get better service when you tip them.

    Anyone else..like the wait staff at the restaurants...maybe just leave $1 here and there if the service is good.

     



    Hi all,

     

    39 days til departure, this is getting real!

    Can anyone give me tips on tipping? I haven't been to an all-inclusive resort before and wondering how much cash I should bring per week. We'll be there for 2 weeks total. We're planning on doing excursions during our honeymoon week, but will mostly charge excursions to our credit cards. How much tip do we leave per day for maid service, and how much tip do we give our waiters/bartenders etc...

     

    Thanks!!



     



    #5482 stylishmeNC

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      Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:57 AM

      7 Days until I am in Mexico and 10 until our wedding!!!! GAH! So close! So excited!

       

      Last minute questions....

       

      Continuing on the tipping - How much would you suggest tipping the DJ? (We are having him for 3 hours for the poolside reception).

       

      Payment - I know that all wedding costs (minus the DJ of course) will be applied to our room charges... can we split the cost on different credit cards? The sets of parents are sharing wedding costs and it would be much easier if the resort could just split it there than having one couple pay the whole cost and then have the other write a check or something.

       

      Airlines - Do you think I need to call the airline in advance and ask about carrying on my dress or just let them know as soon as we get to the gate in the airport?

       

      Oh man, I know I am going to have like a million random questions running through my mind the next few days... so forgive me if I keep asking random little things and if I repeat myself, or someone else. You girls have all been such a HUGE help this past year... I don't know what I would have done without this forum!

       

      Thanks,

      Jill



      #5483 yeemein

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        Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:13 AM


        Oh my you must be bouncing off the walls. I'm still 38 days from departure and I'm already waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety. Which DJ did you hire?

         

        Which airline are you flying with? Most airlines will allow you to bring your dress/suit onboard. We're flying with Air Transat and they've upgraded us to their version of first class and have already told us that it's no problem for my dress and fianc©s suit to come onboard. I would call the airline ahead of time to double check, just so you have peace of mind. :)

         

        ~su
         

        Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

        7 Days until I am in Mexico and 10 until our wedding!!!! GAH! So close! So excited!

         

        Last minute questions....

         

        Continuing on the tipping - How much would you suggest tipping the DJ? (We are having him for 3 hours for the poolside reception).

         

        Payment - I know that all wedding costs (minus the DJ of course) will be applied to our room charges... can we split the cost on different credit cards? The sets of parents are sharing wedding costs and it would be much easier if the resort could just split it there than having one couple pay the whole cost and then have the other write a check or something.

         

        Airlines - Do you think I need to call the airline in advance and ask about carrying on my dress or just let them know as soon as we get to the gate in the airport?

         

        Oh man, I know I am going to have like a million random questions running through my mind the next few days... so forgive me if I keep asking random little things and if I repeat myself, or someone else. You girls have all been such a HUGE help this past year... I don't know what I would have done without this forum!

         

        Thanks,

        Jill



         



        #5484 yeemein

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          Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:14 AM


          gracias! this will help me a lot. haha my parents are prepared and have gotten $100 worth of $1 bills. =)
           

          Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 

          I usually leave about $2-$3 USD /day for the maid service - what I do is buy these mini coin envelopes and print labels in english/spanish -thanking them for servicing the room. I'll see if I can attach below...

          As far as the bar service goes..I would maybe throw them about $3-5 USD every couple of days. You aren't required to tip them..but if you're consistently at the same bar...with the same bartender its nice to show them the appreciation every once in a while. I've also noticed you get better service when you tip them.

          Anyone else..like the wait staff at the restaurants...maybe just leave $1 here and there if the service is good.

           

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          #5485 andrea2006

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            Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:20 AM

            Air Canada let me carry on my dress (had mom and moh dress in it too) and 2 suits. They said its ok as long as it fits in the overhead. Check your airlines website for carry on rules it provably says on their you can bring your dress

            #5486 Emily2012

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              Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

              Hi does many one no if they serve drinks whilst the wedding meal is going on, or do the guests have to go up the bar?? Xx

              #5487 andrea2006

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                Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

                They should be bringing drinks to you at the table during the meal.  They did at our wedding, and at every al la carte restaurant we went to.  They usually bring drinks to you at the buffet but sometimes they are slow there so we went to the bar once or twice. 



                #5488 stylishmeNC

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                  Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

                  We just went with the resort DJ as we heard pretty good things about him on this board. I just need someone to play upbeat, fun music and take a few requests here and there and it sounds like they can do that... plus it is seems like so much less hassle bringing someone else in. I just told my WC I wanted the DJ and that was it :)

                   

                  We are flying Delta... you are probably right, I'll just make a quick call and then not have to worry about it any more :)
                   

                  Originally Posted by yeemein 


                  Oh my you must be bouncing off the walls. I'm still 38 days from departure and I'm already waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety. Which DJ did you hire?

                   

                  Which airline are you flying with? Most airlines will allow you to bring your dress/suit onboard. We're flying with Air Transat and they've upgraded us to their version of first class and have already told us that it's no problem for my dress and fianc©s suit to come onboard. I would call the airline ahead of time to double check, just so you have peace of mind. :)

                   

                  ~su
                   



                   



                   



                  #5489 katiemac

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                    Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

                    Jill! How very exciting that your wedding is just around the corner! Good luck with everything. I can't wait to read your review and maybe even see some photos. Katie

                    #5490 arielh

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                      Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

                      33 days until we leave!!! Thank you to everyone who has answered questions and given suggestions!! I know I will be asking a million more questions in the next month....haha!!

                       

                      The only question I can think of right now is: did any of the past brides NOT get the room upgrade when they asked?

                       

                      Thanks :)


                      37 people booked!!!!!





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