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#1081 Kendall

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    Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:57 AM

    @Wendy5512:  I don't remember.  I want to say we tipped like $50 to the captain and $25 to the skipper or something like that.



    #1082 Trimalusta

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      Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:58 AM

      So we are leaving in four weeks and the dreams are starting. Last night I dreamt I got in a fight at one of the Beaches restaraunts becausse I didn't tip the waiter.  Can someone confirm that we do NOT need to tip the servers or bar tenders at meals??  The only thing I think we need to dip is at the salon and the butler, as those are seperate services. Am I right? I'm getting very anxious!


      Beaches Negril, 9/24/2011.


      #1083 wendy5512

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        Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

        @Trimalusta, 

         

        Oh my!  Those don't sound like fun dreams!  I'm sure I'll get the same jitters in the weeks before my wedding too, but try to focus on how beautiful the water looks, what the waves will sound like, and how no matter what little things may not go exactly as planned, you won't be any less married.  I am excited for you :-)

         

        Hmmm.  Everything I remember seeing says that tipping is prohibited while on property at Beaches T&C, except for your butler (if you have one), spa services (except remember that they may already automatically tack on a "service charge" for some of the tip, it just depends on if you want to supplement a tip over the 12% - 14% they already charge - just pay attention to your receipt), and then the cost/ tip of the after 6pm "after hours" babysitting/ nannies... Also, I remember reading that some folks get confused at the airport and PAY for a taxi or shuttle to Beaches, but that the resort provides that at no charge on their official shuttle bus.  I hope some of the others that have been there can add or clarify :-)

         

        Also, I called to find out what was going on with my WC and spoke to Monica.  She is still there, just isn't a WC anymore.  I am not sure what she does now.  But my new WC is Roxy, and I am supposed to talk to her on Friday afternoon.  Yay!

         

        Wendy

         

         

         



        #1084 Kendall

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          Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:56 AM

          Trimalusta -


          We tried to tip the gentleman who carried our bags to the room and he declined my husband's $$.  We did not tip anyone, EXCEPT for the folks at the Spa and we did an snorkle trip and tipped the captain and his helper on the boat (and they accepted).  Other than that, we didn't tip anyone else - and still got FANTASTIC service.

           

          Kendall



          #1085 Trimalusta

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            Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:29 AM

            Thank you!!  The night before my dress fitting I dreamed that they didin't take out any of the bottom tulley part and it stuck out under the hemline! 


            Beaches Negril, 9/24/2011.


            #1086 Brandy

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              Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:21 AM

              I tipped for the spa services, I believe we tipped the guy from the shuttle bus that removed all our luggage and stuff, lets see I do know that my dad tipped the pastor, he seemed to be hanging around after the ceremony so my dad assumed he was waiting for a tip, we also tipped the waiters at our welcome dinner bc they did such a great job, they made sure everyone had a drink at all times, they literally stayed at our table and only our table. And Im pretty sure my dad tipped the WC and the bartenders but Im not 100% sure on the bartenders if he did, and they all gladly took the tips.



              #1087 emiliehughes

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                Posted 22 August 2011 - 03:44 PM

                It has been a month since we got back from our trip and we are still waiting on our pictures from Tropical Brilliant. Can you guys give me an idea how long it took to get your pics back! Im getting impatient! LOL!!!



                #1088 Tropical Imaging

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                  Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:28 AM

                  Hi Emilie, Just send an email, Ileana can give you an estimate when they will be available.  We have had a record breaking busy year and still want to give the attention of detail in editing to every bride.
                   

                  All of our staff takes some holiday time in August and September (our slowest months) as most of them have been working solid from March-July and we've been unusually busy for August this year (Andy had to postpone joining us in the states for holiday by a week because of last minute bookings).   Kelly just returned and David is due back end of the week, Andy is off for 10 days and Ileana heads out in September.    Do not expect any response for 3 days as we are prepping for Hurricane Irene this morning who is due to hit us head on today and tomorrow (all hard drives/computers and equipment are stored in a closed room, everything is put away and boarded up and then our staff has to have time to prep their homes).  It's looking to be major, so power could be out for a few days or so after she passes.  We'll update as we can.  I would suggest sending the email this weekend or early next week.  I can check for you next week as well, just send me a PM reminder.   

                   

                  We take hurricanes very seriously and make sure all of our data is backed up and stored as well as possible, but we also make sure we give all of our team plenty of time to prep for their own homes (as well as time to unboard after it passes and then put everything back together at the office).  Getting ready on island for a category 2/3 takes a ton of physical work.  We'll update on the island after the hurricane passes on the blog to keep future brides updated.  We find photos to show that we're still standing helps a lot.

                   

                  Krys

                  Originally Posted by emiliehughes 

                  It has been a month since we got back from our trip and we are still waiting on our pictures from Tropical Brilliant. Can you guys give me an idea how long it took to get your pics back! Im getting impatient! LOL!!!



                   



                  #1089 emiliehughes

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                    Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:44 AM

                    Wow, i will pray for you guys and the saftey of all! Keep us updated on our home away from home over there! We are planning another trip next year!  Be safe!!!



                    #1090 Lizzdee

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                      Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:48 AM

                      Hey girls... I'm super confused... If I book a 3 hour dinner, is the cocktail hour included in that 3 hours or is it an hour cocktail hour than a 3 hr dinner for 4 hours total?? Help por favor!




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