Jump to content

Photo

Canadian Brides!!!!!!!!!


  • Please log in to reply
3739 replies to this topic

#581 bride6262

bride6262
  • Member
  • 582 posts

    Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:28 PM

    hello ladies!!

     

    so i am working on vista print right now and am trying to find something creative to do with the post cards that you can make on there.... any ideas?

     

    Krysta



    #582 bride6262

    bride6262
    • Member
    • 582 posts

      Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:31 PM

      Just a thought..... make sure if you are tipping that it is VERY discreetly to the hotel staff as they do not allow tipping at the resort. the staff can actually get into trouble if they get caught taking tips. now with that said i always tip but just do it on the down low

      If the WC can make my day run as smoothly as I hope it will...including having the decor look exactly how I picture it in my head...I will be more than happy to tip + give her the biggest hug ever!  I would rather give her cash with a pretty "thank you" card than take along extra trinkets, Canadiana souvenirs, etc.

       

      Our photogs will be staying at the resort the night of the wedding...we thought we would do a modified welcome bag for them as we know they're on the road a lot....but probably don't want a whole bunch of stuff with our names on it!  

       



       



       



      #583 MJKH

      MJKH
      • Site Supporter
      • 654 posts

        Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:21 AM

        I don't think that's the case with our resort...we've been there before and never heard of any issues...and any comments, blogs, etc. I've ever read about our resort say that tipping is not necessary but it's certainly appreciated.  
         

        Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann 

        Just a thought..... make sure if you are tipping that it is VERY discreetly to the hotel staff as they do not allow tipping at the resort. the staff can actually get into trouble if they get caught taking tips. now with that said i always tip but just do it on the down low
         



         



         



        #584 capecodder

        capecodder
        • Jr. Member
        • 234 posts

          Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:19 AM

          I never thought about tipping my WC!  I agree with the other girls, if she does a great job, she'll get a tip.  The photographer is coming with us and FI's best friend, so I wasn't planning on tipping him.  He will get an OOT bag though!

           

          I called my wedding dress shop yesterday and found out my dress will be in at the end of September!  Yay!!!  Can't wait to go visit it!



          #585 lianee

          lianee
          • Newbie
          • 86 posts

            Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:58 AM

            How much do you think is an appropriate tip for a WC?  It's a much different scenario than tipping the bartender.



            #586 Cassie South

            Cassie South
            • Vendor
            • 97 posts

              Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:08 AM

              Hey ladies,

               

              I get asked the tipping question all the time and every resort in the world will have a different tipping policy. It's really up to management so there isn't one blanket answer to whether or not it's acceptable to tip. If it's something your concerned about, I would recommend just directly asking the individual, if they aren't allowed to have tips at least you've acknowledged the fact that they deserve one, which to some people is just as nice!

               

              Ginger

               



              #587 Janet1480

              Janet1480
              • Member
              • 709 posts

                Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:21 AM

                I agree that every resort is different. I have been to the resort where i will be getting married and they def appreciate tips. its not mandatory though.

                 

                I am bringing my photog from ottawa. Its a friend. So we are paying for his trip and he in turn is doing our photography so i dont think a tip will be necessary there. Although after i get my pics i will probably put together a nice thank you card and maybe a little care package for him just out of appreciation.

                 

                I will have a tip prepared for the WC as well at the resort. They work so hard and they dont make a lot of money and you are not hiring them and paying them directly. I was thinking of putting $100.00 in an envelope which i know will be very appreciated.

                 

                Because i am paying videographers etc directly i dont think a tip is necessary but i havent 100% decided.


                Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


                #588 torilynnsmith

                torilynnsmith
                • Sr. Member
                • 1,748 posts

                  Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:50 PM

                  Ok, so here are my thoughts on the tipping situation.... 

                   

                  Wedding Coordinator - $100 (assuming all goes well and we're happy)

                   

                  Photographer - she is the owner of the business and therefore I have read that it is not customary as she is obviously receiving all the money, if your photographer works for a company then some people suggest tipping.  I am thinking thank you note after the fact....

                   

                  Bartenders - depending on how many I am thinking $50 each?

                   

                  Servers - same as bartenders $50 each?  (assuming all runs smoothly as dinner)

                   

                   

                  What about our officiant?! DJ (if we end up getting one?)

                   

                  gaaahhhh this is so much extra I wasn't anticipating!!!  Bartenders, servers and WC yes... but the others?!

                   

                   



                  #589 luvmoo

                  luvmoo
                  • Member
                  • 503 posts

                    Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:33 PM


                    I hear ya!!! adding all those tips up is just not doable for us.. we just don't have it in our budget!! I am relying on all of the other guests to tip the bartenders, as they will tip them throughout the night... 

                     

                    I agree with the photographer, maybe a thank you card or what not.. but if they own their own company?!  

                    I was planning on tipping the WC, and the servers... but thats all i was planning on..

                    People don't tip the photographers at weddings at home... so why tip them at a destination wedding? unless i am totallty missing something.. :( 

                    I am now quite worried about all this.. :(

                     

                    Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

                    Ok, so here are my thoughts on the tipping situation.... 

                     

                    Wedding Coordinator - $100 (assuming all goes well and we're happy)

                     

                    Photographer - she is the owner of the business and therefore I have read that it is not customary as she is obviously receiving all the money, if your photographer works for a company then some people suggest tipping.  I am thinking thank you note after the fact....

                     

                    Bartenders - depending on how many I am thinking $50 each?

                     

                    Servers - same as bartenders $50 each?  (assuming all runs smoothly as dinner)

                     

                     

                    What about our officiant?! DJ (if we end up getting one?)

                     

                    gaaahhhh this is so much extra I wasn't anticipating!!!  Bartenders, servers and WC yes... but the others?!

                     

                     



                     



                    #590 torilynnsmith

                    torilynnsmith
                    • Sr. Member
                    • 1,748 posts

                      Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:36 AM


                      I totally agree!!! I asked my best friend who got married at home in July and she did NOT tip her photographer so I am going with that.  We are paying a LARGE chunk of change for our photographer so that we can get who and what we want but I don't see a tip being necessary!!!

                      Originally Posted by luvmoo 


                      I hear ya!!! adding all those tips up is just not doable for us.. we just don't have it in our budget!! I am relying on all of the other guests to tip the bartenders, as they will tip them throughout the night... 

                       

                      I agree with the photographer, maybe a thank you card or what not.. but if they own their own company?!  

                      I was planning on tipping the WC, and the servers... but thats all i was planning on..

                      People don't tip the photographers at weddings at home... so why tip them at a destination wedding? unless i am totallty missing something.. :( 

                      I am now quite worried about all this.. :(

                       



                       



                       






                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users