Previous ROR brides... Tipping
Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:56 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:03 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:38 PM
As for tipping... it is a very double edged sword! While I understand the reason for tipping it also lowers service in all-inclusive resorts where people usually pay a premium to stay there. The cost of tipping is built in and should not be necessary. On the other side of the coin, I understand that many workers are not paid very well, all tho this may not be true at the high end resorts. If we were all to tip for great service, it would be better to tip at the end of a trip when you leave as this would ensure the best service for everybody while they were there. Again, this could only happen in a dream world and is not realistic. As well, we want to tip at the time we receive good service and to the person offering it.
I could go on and on about tipping, who should be tipped, what services, yada yada yada... in the end there is good and bad to each side. To tip or not to tip... that is the question.
I think I've said enough... its your call.
Playa Del Carmen Wedding Photographers - Mexico - Cancun - & Mayan Riviera
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:29 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:44 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:27 PM
Thanks for the idea about the cards! For the officiant, Chandlyn, and Michael how did you base your tips? For example, restaurant tipping is customarily 15-20%, hair services are 20%, etc. Is there a rule of thumb for wedding related items? Hope that question makes sense!
Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:50 AM
Throughout the resort, we left 2-3.00 a day for the maid, 5.00 the day after the wedding cause it was a mess. We gave about 10.00 when 4 of us went to Mammee Bay for dinner. After a night with the bartenders they usually gave about 10.00. Breakfast Buffet I would leave a dollar or two depending if we got service (sometimes they will bring your drinks and coffee, other times they are too busy cleaning up) At the dinner buffet we usually left 5.00 but that was a table of 4-6.
At the Spa I gave 5.00 for my mani/pedi and 20.00 for my hair - which is a lot but she did an amazing job and she was very nice, then I found out she was prego which brought my original 10 to 20 instead - I have a 7 month old.
Needless to say, some of our other guests didn't tip so much and some tipped more. At the end of the day your experience will be great no matter what. We like to help the locals out wherever I can, it makes us feel good.
Also, we didn't tip to get in to a restaurant - that's just odd.
We only tipped the front desk after we got upgraded due to being bride and groom. That was not expected and we did that discreetly as well.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:18 AM
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