| Originally Posted by kate.com |
That sounds really pretty!!!!! I did 2 different styles as well, I like it when you have one tall arrangement and one shorter for variation.
We watched our wedding video last night... we like to watch platinum weddings on sundays and we alwyas think they all spend mega bucks on ambiance and at the end it looks good... but it is still a rectangular ballroom. No matter how much they spend they can't toutch Playa Fiesta!!! Yay for us that found it and booked it!
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:43 PM
Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:52 PM
| Originally Posted by Mel&B |
I totally agree! And what a headache it must be to plan a wedding like that! Do you worry about every detail all day long? It's amazing to look back and think about everything that came together- things that I didn't even think about that I'm sure Lindsay worked hard to accomplish (timing of events, coordiation of vendors, etc).
and Mel - your tables were gorgeous! We were going to do runners, then I decided to do woven ribbon mats in the center (they are hard to explain), but I'm kind of lusting after the runners after seeing your pics! The green looks great against the white. We are doing fuchsia, plum and a little bit of navy - yum!
on a kind of unrelated note - Mel, Kate, or any other past PF brides, how did you handle tipping at the end of the night? My etiquette is a bit rusty about that - do you tip everyone? Did you tip Lindsay? I'm not sure how that works... thanks! Sam
Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:55 AM
Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:23 AM
I tipped Lindsay too- but no one else. She handles that.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:25 PM
Don't know if this helps, but I looked in my massive wedding planning book and it said: You should tip vendors who are not business owners. For example, if your photographer or DJ owns their own business you do not have to tip but if they are an employee of the business you should.
This does not make a ton of sense to me :-P but thought I would share anyways. I was planning on tipping Lindsay, the woman who does my hair and makeup, Aldo and anyone else who I feel goes above and beyond.
Kate...are the servers and bartenders already tipped in the 15% service charge attached to all food and beverage items or am I interpretting this inncorrectly?
Also did you all tip the lady who did your makeup/hair? The book said you don't have to tip them if they come to you but I feel like I should probably tip her. If you did, did you tip for both the trial run and the day of or just the day of?
As always, appreciate all of the help and guidance!!!
Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:49 PM
We did tip the servers, they do get tipped out so it was nothing major... and like I said we just threw it all in the pot (tip from us, our parents, and fam/friends that asked about it) and gave it to Lindsay to give out on the last day. A little here and there is nice too. Whatever goes. They don't expect it!
Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:38 PM
OK, tipping: Bryan and a couple of his friends tipped Aldo and the bartenders a few different nights. Their tips were pretty generous, I think. I tipped Cristi and her assistant for hair and makeup. I tipped the day of only. They did a good job. We also tipped the mani/pedi people. I think Kate's idea of pooling tips and giving it to Lindsay is a great idea. The whole tipping thing is confusing, I agree. Basically, you do pay tip with your bill (15%), but you can tip more.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:31 AM
I just read your parents' review on tripadvisor...omg I was holding back tears!! Your mom just seems so happy & she has the nicest things to say about you & your husband! I was so happy to hear the great review she left of PF--sounds like you guys had an unbelievable time!
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