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How much do we tip the wedding coordinator?

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#91 zeman321

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    Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:08 PM

    Originally Posted by Peach 

    Okay, back from our wedding. 

    My sister and I were the only ones at the salon. I had a mani/pedi and she had a pedi the day before the wedding. We tipped, but my sister covered that, so I am not sure how much. I tipped after my hair the next day, 20%. 

    We did NOT tip the photographer/videographer. We paid for their room for two nights at a fabulous resort, plus a travel fee, and they own their own business, so all the money goes to them. 

    We DID tip the coordinator. I think it was $50 American, or something to that effect. Maybe it was more, now that I am thinking about it...? For some reason, I think we threw in an extra $20. She was good. Not AMAZING, but good. She answered questions, was there throughout the ceremony and again for a bit during the dinner. My MIL and a friend of the family did the decorating, but she helped (a policy apparently states that someone from my group had to be in charge of it). She added a lot of nice little touches though, which were really lovely surprises. However, likely due to some communication problems, there were a few minor inconvenient mishaps (aren't there always?). But overall, it was all good.

    We did tip our servers for our meal, same as we did throughout the vacation.

    We did not have a DJ - we showed up at the disco on the beach with an iPod full of music and tipped the DJ there about $10 to play some music. He said he would just play a few songs, which he did... until my very lovely sister and another younger lady went to ask him again. We had our music mostly the rest of the night. So I am not sure the tip was necessary! LOL


    I think that about covers it. I also wanted to mention, if we had a larger group (there were only 14 of us), I would have given more to the coordinator for sure. I think that determines a lot.

    Thanks for the info....I need to make a list to take with me of who to tip and how much!

    #92 shopnboard

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      Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

      really good info, thank for sharing!

      #93 sky186

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        Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:51 AM

        Thank you for sharing

        #94 Kyliewylie

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        Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

        thanks for sharing

        #95 mysticjade

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        Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

        This post is great! Bookmarking it for later. :)

        #96 pddcmc

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        Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

        Wow, I would've tipped everyone as well. Thanks for the info!

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        #97 FutureMrsGlover

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        Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:23 PM

        Great info!

        #98 KathyandEthan

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        Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:27 PM

        General rule is if they own the business then you don't tip. If they work for a company then you should tip. I used to work in the industry and I never expected it but I certainly appreciated it. 


        I am not sure how much I will tip in mexico but it will be based on their service and not a percentage of the cost. 

        #99 GingerJ228

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        Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:19 PM

        Thanks for the info

        #100 BusyBee280

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        Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:32 AM

        Our wedding coordinator is included in our package, would it be appropriate to bring her a gift for all of her hard work?

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