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#1961 Branya2012

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    Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:38 AM

    We tipped our wedding coordinator with a small amount as we were leaving the boat at the end of the night. I completely forgot to get anything extra for her so I had to borrow some pesos from my mom, but at least it was a small gesture to show how much we appreciated her help! As for the hairdresser, etc, I had my hair and make up done and paid for my mom to have her hair done. My mom gave a small tip as Jamil was leaving, but I didn't. I found it to be extremely expensive to begin with. Well worth the money, but I chose not to tip because of that.

     

    Hope that helps!

    Originally Posted by poorplaces 

    Hi gals, I have a question about tipping at LC. I know that we are paying an additional $10 per guest as a tip. Did any of you tip/plan to tip additionally? If so, who, how, and when? Thanks in advance for any help :)

    ~ December 5, 2012 ~

    ~ Las Caletas, Mexico ~


    #1962 LaLa1116

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      Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

      Originally Posted by poorplaces 

      Hi gals, I have a question about tipping at LC. I know that we are paying an additional $10 per guest as a tip. Did any of you tip/plan to tip additionally? If so, who, how, and when? Thanks in advance for any help :)

       

      I definitely plan on tipping Blanca.  She has already been amazing and so helpful through out the planning process. I will probably hand her a thank you note & gratuity at the end of the evening when we are saying goodbye and thanking her for everything.  I will also leave the hair/makeup team something extra-how much depends a little on how happy I am with the service and end result.  It's a personal preference and don't think anyone expects anything but that kind of makes it an even nicer gesture. 



      #1963 caroltilley

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        Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:49 AM

        Originally Posted by poorplaces 

        Hi gals, I have a question about tipping at LC. I know that we are paying an additional $10 per guest as a tip. Did any of you tip/plan to tip additionally? If so, who, how, and when? Thanks in advance for any help :)

        Hi poorplaces!

         

        I can't speak from experience yet, but I have read in previous posts that some girls gave their WC a little something extra along with their hair/makeup team. I'm not sure what I will be doing yet, but it is definitely something to think about!



        #1964 Branya2012

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          Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:38 AM

          We tipped our wedding coordinator with a small amount as we were leaving the boat at the end of the night. I completely forgot to get anything extra for her so I had to borrow some pesos from my mom, but at least it was a small gesture to show how much we appreciated her help! As for the hairdresser, etc, I had my hair and make up done and paid for my mom to have her hair done. My mom gave a small tip as Jamil was leaving, but I didn't. I found it to be extremely expensive to begin with. Well worth the money, but I chose not to tip because of that.

           

          Hope that helps!

          Originally Posted by poorplaces 

          Hi gals, I have a question about tipping at LC. I know that we are paying an additional $10 per guest as a tip. Did any of you tip/plan to tip additionally? If so, who, how, and when? Thanks in advance for any help :)

          ~ December 5, 2012 ~

          ~ Las Caletas, Mexico ~


          #1965 LaLa1116

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            Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

            Originally Posted by poorplaces 

            Hi gals, I have a question about tipping at LC. I know that we are paying an additional $10 per guest as a tip. Did any of you tip/plan to tip additionally? If so, who, how, and when? Thanks in advance for any help :)

             

            I definitely plan on tipping Blanca.  She has already been amazing and so helpful through out the planning process. I will probably hand her a thank you note & gratuity at the end of the evening when we are saying goodbye and thanking her for everything.  I will also leave the hair/makeup team something extra-how much depends a little on how happy I am with the service and end result.  It's a personal preference and don't think anyone expects anything but that kind of makes it an even nicer gesture. 



            #1966 bleissoo

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              Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:53 AM

              Hi Everyone!!  I have a question regarding the groom going over to Las Caletas early (along with the photographer).  I have read a bunch of posts on here about the groom going early in place of the site visit.  Since we won't be doing a site visit, I asked Blanca about this option and she told me that if we wanted to do that, he would have to be picked up at Boca de Tomatlan, which is 30 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta and we are staying in Nuevo Vallarta, so almost an hour drive!  Did anyone else that had the groom come over early get that same information?  Was that drive worth it?

               

              Makes me wonder if the groom should just come over with the guests and we will take all of our pictures after the ceremony, which I really don't want to do!

               

              Thanks for any info!



              #1967 LaLa1116

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                Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

                Originally Posted by bleissoo 

                Hi Everyone!!  I have a question regarding the groom going over to Las Caletas early (along with the photographer).  I have read a bunch of posts on here about the groom going early in place of the site visit.  Since we won't be doing a site visit, I asked Blanca about this option and she told me that if we wanted to do that, he would have to be picked up at Boca de Tomatlan, which is 30 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta and we are staying in Nuevo Vallarta, so almost an hour drive!  Did anyone else that had the groom come over early get that same information?  Was that drive worth it?

                 

                Makes me wonder if the groom should just come over with the guests and we will take all of our pictures after the ceremony, which I really don't want to do!

                 

                Thanks for any info!

                I can't speak from experience but after reading through this thread and speaking to Blanca about this, it's seems that it is the only way for the groom to come over early (he would come with the adventure weddings staff).   That is unless he came over with you in the morning.  That would definitely be an expensive cab ride though.  Maybe his groomsmen could come with him, so the ride wouldn't seem as long. Keep in mind that they have to pay for the boat ride also...I think it is $30/person?  I could be wrong though--just a guess.

                 

                I'm having the same issue with daylight as we are getting married in November...but we have decided to keep the tradition and wait until the ceremony to see each other. (One of the only things that is traditional about our wedding! LOL)  There will only be about 10-15 mins of day light after the ceremony, so keep that in mind. Are you doing a trash the dress session?  Maybe those could serve as your beach pictures.   I know it's a tough decision...good luck!



                #1968 LaLa1116

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                  Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

                  Originally Posted by JMikla 

                  We used Photoshoots Vallarta for pictures and video! They were awesome!
                   



                   

                  I didn't realize they did video!  We are using them for photography and would love to add video!  Is the $300 fee (for outside photographer) only charged once if using the same company for photo & video?  I hope so! Thanks in advance for any info!



                  #1969 LaLa1116

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                    Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:59 AM

                    Hi everyone!

                     

                    We're searching for a videographer and was wondering if anyone would share their videos on here.  We want someone with experience filming Las Caletas.  I've emailed Blanca for some samples of Vallarta Adventure videography, but haven't heard back yet.  Also, wondering if you thought it was worth the extra time/money to have the videographer there while you get ready.  Really appreciate any feedback and info...Thanks in advance!



                    #1970 HappyBride13

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                      Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

                      My vidoe is my FAVORITE part of my Las Caletas package--used Sandra!  The editting she did was amazing and our video is so intimate.  If you need to cut somewhere, it is not necessary to have her there when getting ready.






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