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#81 TropicLover

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    Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:40 AM

    Good point!  I wouldn't want to be stressing about when and where to give the tip, not to mention where I'd even hold all of these enevelops, lol.


    When is the best time for the tips to be distributed?


    Originally Posted by weddingaway 

    Great thread!  I did want to let everyone know that traditionally, it is the job of the best man and maid of honor to distribute the tips, so that the bride and groom don't get distracted from the day's events.  So we are planning to compile the envelopes a day or two beforehand, and then just give them to the best man and maid of honor to pass out.


    #82 mysecreteden

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      Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:18 AM

      That's what I was planning to tip too


      WC: $50

      Photographer: $50

      DJ: $50

      Wait stuff: $20/each

      #83 kymish

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        Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:09 PM

        Thanks for the tipping etiquette lesson !! i hadnt evne thought about tippingbut its going on my list now !.. what would be proper tipping for a really small dw. were talking 8 adults and 3 kids ish..?? since we wont really be hosting a private reception or anything like that ??

        #84 charitydawn

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          Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:28 PM

          ok going to sound cheap here, however I though that tipping was all included in the cost of the wedding/travel?

          #85 mysecreteden

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            Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:59 AM

            Tipping is definitely include for your vacation, that includes all the housekeeping and waiter/waitress as the restaurant and bar. However, when it comes down to the wedding, a lot of these people are just serving you and your guest for a certain amount of period. They are not at all accessible by other hotel guest.


            So for this reason, I think tipping would be much appreciated to those who just serve you only for your special day. :)



            #86 Maritza919

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              Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:00 PM

              I do not think tipping is included in your expenses. Technically you haven't paid for a service and that's what your tipping on. Anytime I go away I always tip housekeeping,bartenders anyone who does something for you. Yes it's their job but at the end of the day is $5 going to get you. We will be tipping our vendors including wc,dj,photographer and videographer. Depending on the price you tip according. Usually when you tip the servers they go above and beyond and its not a crazy amount. I've tipped at both AI and regular hotels. I personally think it's the right thing to do. Ps your best man and maid of honor distribute envelopes. :)

              #87 NickiLynn1116

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              Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

              This thread has been so helpful!  What do you do if your WC is not the same person you will deal with once you arrive at the resort?  I have a WC right now through Lomas and once I get on site I will have a different WC to meet with.  Am I expected to tip them both?

              #88 JennyZ

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              Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:54 PM

              Please excuse me if this is a stupid question.... :wacko:


              But when tipping the wait staff - should I be asking someone to chase each one down before the end of the night and tip them all separately? Should the chef's be tipped too, if I am having a private dinner/reception?


              Hopefully this isn't a "tacky" question to be asking my WC. I had no idea tipping wasn't allowed at all inclusive resorts? (Based on previous posts)

              - Jennifer and Frédéric -

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              December 1st, 2015

              #89 beckys98

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              Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:52 PM

              I've stayed at 4 different all-inclusives (Mexico and DR) and have always tipped wait staff/bartenders, bellman, housekeeping, and those who restock the mini bar (NOT the same person as the housekeeper). It isn't required, but it was certainly allowed!

              #90 Ydolem

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              Posted 31 October 2014 - 05:38 PM

              @NickiLynn1116 I have the same situation, I was thinking to send my offsite WC a card, but I hadn't thought about a tip.

              I like the idea of bringing envelopes with $20 and $50 to distribute as we see fit.

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