tips?? to who and how much??
Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:08 PM
So we leave in less then a week and i am tryingto figure out how much money to bring with us for tipping? I was wondering who did you/ or plan to tip for the wedding and how much??
Melia Caribe Tropical
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
June 26th, 2010
Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:47 AM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:50 AM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:52 AM
We tipped in US dollars, since US money is well-accepted in Mexico.
Oops, also tipped the photographer, of course. Her tip was similar to that of the wedding coordinator.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:56 AM
We are bringing a photographer with us and rented dj equipment for an ipod. I guess we should be considering the band that plays at the ceremony, the servers at dinner and the bar staff at the reception? I didn't even figure this into our budget.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:11 AM
My coordinator took care of the flowers or I would have tipped them as well.
We also would have tipped the people setting up and taking down chairs, but we never saw them - I'm not too worried since that should have been covered in our fee for the location.
Tips were included for everything at the reception at 18% - I think we may have added something really small in addition to the 18% since they did such a great job...
We brought our pastor - we gave him and his wife a $20 gift certificate to a nice restaurant on a golf course by the ocean for breakfast and we had a hawaiian gift basket delivered on our wedding day.
My mom is a hair stylist and did our hair... so I can't help ya there.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:16 PM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:14 PM
There are lots of threads on this topic - you can search to get LOTS of info.
That's what I did before I left for my wedding, and it was really helpful!
My wedding coordinator didn't have any service fees, but she was her own employer. (All of my vendors were on their own and not employed by a company or anyone else besides themselves) She also told me that none of her vendors expected tips, and they all set their own prices. She said some brides do and some don't - that it was completely up to me and how I felt they did. With that being said - I didn't do very large tips.. just tips to show appreciation. I gave my WC $50, photgrapher $20, musician $10. I'm also going to write a thank you to my WC and send her a few photos. I'm also going to send a thank you to my reception restaurant because they were sooooo wonderfull the night of.
Our pastor was DH's uncle, so we went with more of a gift than money.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:18 PM
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