Originally Posted by Michellelepore1
I am starting to get a bit concerned, I have been reading Trip Advisor and it seems every day more and more negative reviews are posted. When we booked it says all taxes and gratuities are included but a lot of guests say that the staff is always looking for tips. I don't mind tipping but I hope they aren't making you feel like you have to tip!
Another thing, people are saying the food is just OK. Has anyone been there recently? I just want to make sure the resort is amazing for my guests because they are paying to see my fiance and I get married and I want them to have a good time!!
Tipping is not required, but it is extremely appreciated (even a few dollars goes a long way for them) and most people do it. The taxes and gratuities are included with the room rates, yes, and the tipping IS optional, but, honestly, you don't have to tip the staff very much, a few dollars each time won't add up to a whole lot of money. Taxes for the add-ons to your wedding package, however, are not included and will only be indicated on your final invoice. It's best to see what the taxes are (11%, etc.) ahead of time so there are no surprises. The total amount for the Divine package, with tax, is $2999, but that includes no additional guests, services, decorations, etc. Please keep that in mind so you don't end up over your budget.
As far as tipping the wedding coordinators, DJ, etc., which is also not required, it is very appreciated as well. We will be tipping some them much more generously.