Thanks so much Tekeya and Cupcake! I really appreciate that you guys are still around on the forum post nuptials to still answer all of our questions! Love it!
After reading about the quality of the service you both received on your weddings, I was really starting to second guess giving them generous tips! I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't being too cheap by cutting back on the tips. I think I'll still bring that amount, then decide what they each deserve following the wedding. That way we have it just in case.
I agree with what Cupcake said about waiters and bartenders! Absolutely, they make SUCH a difference! We're planning to make some envelopes with $5, $10 and $20 to hand out throughout the day as well! I've been reading on other forums about tipping the officiant. Did anyone do that? I really wasn't planning to, as he already gets $200 for about 20min! And what about the band? They're getting $400 for an hour and to give them even $10 each on top of that is another $50. I don't want to sound cheap, but things are starting to really add up last minute!
Originally Posted by Tekeya Thompson
I gave Chandlyn a gift onsite, it was a custom made wine bag, and one of the welcome bags we put together for the friends. I was waiting on my thank you cards, but plan to mail her $50. Not giving Donnalee anything because I only worked with Donnalee at the last minutes (the night before and a few minutes on the day of the wedding), and can't say she put in much work.
Originally Posted by cupcake1382
After all the crap I went through with my missing items and them feeling like they didn't care, I'm glad I gave them both 2 of our wedding cups.
I personally wouldn't give them $200 but that's just me. If they give you that level of service then great but I doubt you are going to get that. I prefer you give that money to the bartenders and waiters who actually do something and work very hard.