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I'm leaving in 8 days!  Crazy, Crazy crazy!  My question is on tipping.  Do I have to tip everyone?  How much do you think is appropriate for Photographer.  My package I got was $1100.00. Do we tip the onsite WC also?  And what about the people that setup for us and the staff person they give you to run the music for the ceremony?  This could really add up!  

 

Please help!  I'm sure a lot of you will have the same questions when it gets closer... eek! I hope I'm ready!eek.gif

 

Thanks.....Dawn

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I'm leaving in 8 days!  Crazy, Crazy crazy!  My question is on tipping.  Do I have to tip everyone?  How much do you think is appropriate for Photographer.  My package I got was $1100.00. Do we tip the onsite WC also?  And what about the people that setup for us and the staff person they give you to run the music for the ceremony?  This could really add up!  

 

Please help!  I'm sure a lot of you will have the same questions when it gets closer... eek! I hope I'm ready!eek.gif

 

Thanks.....Dawn

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I'm leaving in 8 days!  Crazy, Crazy crazy!  My question is on tipping.  Do I have to tip everyone?  How much do you think is appropriate for Photographer.  My package I got was $1100.00. Do we tip the onsite WC also?  And what about the people that setup for us and the staff person they give you to run the music for the ceremony?  This could really add up!   Please help!  I'm sure a lot of you will have the same questions when it gets closer... eek! I hope I'm ready!:eek: Thanks.....Dawn
It is a tricky issue. You will likely tip the staff during the week. We usually planned for about $15-20 per day(few bucks for the maid, bartender, lunch and dinner waiter, etc) As for the wedding, we did tip our photographer, the WCs, and the waiters/bartenders. Again how much is really a personal choice. We didn't tip the set-up crew, just because we never saw them. We gave the WC a thank you card, with some cash the next day. And my husband tried to walk around our reception and thank the staff with some tip money, but I am sure we may have missed people too. I would not stress out to much about it! Just plan ahead and bring lots of small bills with you, since it can be difficult to get change for larger bills.

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I'm leaving in 8 days!  Crazy, Crazy crazy!  My question is on tipping.  Do I have to tip everyone?  How much do you think is appropriate for Photographer.  My package I got was $1100.00. Do we tip the onsite WC also?  And what about the people that setup for us and the staff person they give you to run the music for the ceremony?  This could really add up!   Please help!  I'm sure a lot of you will have the same questions when it gets closer... eek! I hope I'm ready!:eek: Thanks.....Dawn
It is a tricky issue. You will likely tip the staff during the week. We usually planned for about $15-20 per day(few bucks for the maid, bartender, lunch and dinner waiter, etc) As for the wedding, we did tip our photographer, the WCs, and the waiters/bartenders. Again how much is really a personal choice. We didn't tip the set-up crew, just because we never saw them. We gave the WC a thank you card, with some cash the next day. And my husband tried to walk around our reception and thank the staff with some tip money, but I am sure we may have missed people too. I would not stress out to much about it! Just plan ahead and bring lots of small bills with you, since it can be difficult to get change for larger bills.

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I'm leaving in 8 days!  Crazy, Crazy crazy!  My question is on tipping.  Do I have to tip everyone?  How much do you think is appropriate for Photographer.  My package I got was $1100.00. Do we tip the onsite WC also?  And what about the people that setup for us and the staff person they give you to run the music for the ceremony?  This could really add up!   Please help!  I'm sure a lot of you will have the same questions when it gets closer... eek! I hope I'm ready!:eek: Thanks.....Dawn
The thing that confuses me most about this is that it's an all inclusive resort and gratuities are included. I feel like that particularly means for regular meals, drinks, etc. I will bring a few ones and smaller bills for throughout the week but I think I will mostly reserve tipping for my private events. That being said, I did read A Martha Stewart article on wedding tipping and she says (and I agree) that if someone owns their own business (DJ, photographer, etc) than you are already paying them their fee. They don't work for someone and get paid per job or hourly, etc. so they don't need to be tipped unless you really just feel obligated or they did an over and above job for you. I still don't really know what to tip the WC or staff at the private events, though. :/ I am going to keep in mind, though, that the American dollar goes really freakin far in MX, and this resort has already cost me an arm and a leg so not to sound cheap, but I'm not going overboard with tipping. I hope I didn't confuse you more, as you can tell, I kind of don't know what I want to do as far as tipping either.

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I'm leaving in 8 days!  Crazy, Crazy crazy!  My question is on tipping.  Do I have to tip everyone?  How much do you think is appropriate for Photographer.  My package I got was $1100.00. Do we tip the onsite WC also?  And what about the people that setup for us and the staff person they give you to run the music for the ceremony?  This could really add up!   Please help!  I'm sure a lot of you will have the same questions when it gets closer... eek! I hope I'm ready!:eek: Thanks.....Dawn
The thing that confuses me most about this is that it's an all inclusive resort and gratuities are included. I feel like that particularly means for regular meals, drinks, etc. I will bring a few ones and smaller bills for throughout the week but I think I will mostly reserve tipping for my private events. That being said, I did read A Martha Stewart article on wedding tipping and she says (and I agree) that if someone owns their own business (DJ, photographer, etc) than you are already paying them their fee. They don't work for someone and get paid per job or hourly, etc. so they don't need to be tipped unless you really just feel obligated or they did an over and above job for you. I still don't really know what to tip the WC or staff at the private events, though. :/ I am going to keep in mind, though, that the American dollar goes really freakin far in MX, and this resort has already cost me an arm and a leg so not to sound cheap, but I'm not going overboard with tipping. I hope I didn't confuse you more, as you can tell, I kind of don't know what I want to do as far as tipping either.

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I have been to all inclusives in Riviera Maya.  Usually, the staff works really hard to please.  They make very little money so we always take a lot of dollar bills and pass them out to waiters, bus boys, housekeepers, bartenders and anyone else who does something nice for us.  The higher level staff will sometimes refuse the tip but most are very appreciative.  Don't stress out about the amount but a little kindness goes a long ways.

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I have been to all inclusives in Riviera Maya.  Usually, the staff works really hard to please.  They make very little money so we always take a lot of dollar bills and pass them out to waiters, bus boys, housekeepers, bartenders and anyone else who does something nice for us.  The higher level staff will sometimes refuse the tip but most are very appreciative.  Don't stress out about the amount but a little kindness goes a long ways.

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