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Gift or Tip For Wedding Coordinator?

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#1 mykidsmomtx

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    Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:19 PM

    I did a search and didn't come up with anything so I apologize if there is already a thread on this.

    What is the etiquette for tipping or giving a gift to the wedding coordinator at a destination wedding? If indicated, when should it be given? Our wedding will be at the Gran Caribe Real Cancun.

    Thanks for your help!

    #2 MDLady

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      Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

      I think that would be a very sweet gesture if the coordinator did a great job. Ours was terrible so tipping or gifting her was out of the question but we did tip the photographer extra since she picked up the slack for where the wedding coordinator dropped the ball. You don't have to but if they did a great job, you probably should do a small gift or a tip.

      #3 Tissey

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        Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:42 AM

        I've been wondering this myself. From what I've gathered from others here I think a lot of people do tip but the amount is totally up to you. If you think she did a good job and was very helpful then I think between $50 and $100 is reasonable. If she wasn't much help then I wouldn't feel obligated to leave anything.

        #4 LChavez

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          Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:24 PM

          I agree with the other ladies. If they did an exceptional job, then yes. Otherwise, I don't think you need to.

          #5 msamanda

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            Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:47 PM

            Thanks, I was wondering the same thing. So far, we are a few months away, (I am getting married in Los Cabos in Feb, 2011) but getting any response from the wedding co ordinator via email has been like pulling teeth! Even important emails re: changes to the contract etc.   I understand emails about flowers can wait, but come on!  So we will see if she gets better as things more along closer to the date. I find that I am doing a lot of blank planning because she simply is not there!  We will see.

            #6 hat0112

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              Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:35 AM

              So far, my WC has been very helpful. I am planning on tipping him $100 as long as every still goes smoothly from now till the wedding.

              Wedding 10/22/10 Westin Aruba

              I love being a Mrs.!

              #7 sxcT

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                Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:42 PM

                Great question.  Didn't even think about this.  Gosh this is such a great board...I cant say it enough.

                #8 *Lo*

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                  Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:02 PM

                  We just returned from our wedding at Dreams in Cabo.

                  We tipped probably a lot for everything but we really appreciated the service we received and Mexico is a country where it is customary to tip for services (from what we observed in the many vacations we've taken there).

                  I think it's a personal choice however I'm not sure it's 100% expected. Tip what you feel comfortable with would be my advice.

                  We found everyone to work so hard to ensure we were happy and we felt that significant tips were earned and our WC worked with me for almost 1 1/2 years and accommodated us in everything we wanted including last minute changes. Yes in the beginning the email responses were slower but they have so many weddings on the go that they give preference to them in order. As our date approached I would receive same day or next day responses. We didn't have one single thing go wrong and all due to our WC.


                  Anyway, long drawn out explanation that it doesn't so much matter what other people tip just do your own thing and what you feel you should tip is what you should!

                  #9 L&J

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                    Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:20 AM

                    If we wanted to tip, is there a certain % of the wedding costs that is expected or could we just do something like $100? 

                    Tensing Pen, Negril Jamaica, November 13th, 2010

                    #10 SusanJeff2008

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                      Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:46 PM

                      I was wondering as well, thanks ladies!

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