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May Brides,

Has anyone thought about tipping for the wedding?

Who do you tip? How much do you tip? When do you tip?

We are tipping even those that we normal wouldn't if using standard tipping conventions:

 

Photgrapher & Assistant: $100 and $50 respectively. weâ€ve gone back and forth on this one, but these are the people capturing our memories.  If tipping take their work to 110% instead of just 100% then itâ€s worth it. We just havenâ€t decided when to give the tip. I think timing is everything with this one and we might give it to them when they show up inside of a card. 

 

Wedding Coordinator: TBD $50-$100 dependent on overall satisfaction and will tip the day after the wedding inside of a thank you card

 

Officient: $20 after ceremony with thank you card

 

Dedicated Bartender Cocktail hour: $50 after event

 

Waitstaff for Cocktail Hour and Reception: $20 per person

 

I think that's it.

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So I successfully went 22 months without having a Bridezilla moment, and then I had an alterations snafu that put me over the edge… Five weeks into the alteration process I show up for my 3rd fitting to find out the my seamstress didnâ€t complete that alterations from my second fitting –WTF.  I think the dialog was something like this “Iâ€m so sorry this never happens†really because it just did and I leave in two weeks and my dress isnâ€t done. This is isnâ€t a moment where Iâ€m happy to be an exception.  “I just get so busy with prom season and somehow it fell off my radarâ€.  I donâ€t care. I hate to sound like a B!tch but Iâ€m pretty sure most would agree that a wedding/marriage will trump a prom any day. What kind of system do you have that my dress just falls off your radar for the past 12 days? This is unacceptable.   â€œWhen can you make it back in for you 3rd fitting†tomorrow evening. “I donâ€t know if I have any openings†well I think you need figure out something to make it work.

 

So much for loving my seamstress.  I have my 3rd fitting tonight and hopefully it will be my last.  In reality Iâ€m no further ahead or behind with my alterations, but in that moment I was pretty miffed.

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Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

 

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We are tipping even those that we normal wouldn't if using standard tipping conventions:

 

Photgrapher & Assistant: $100 and $50 respectively. weâ€ve gone back and forth on this one, but these are the people capturing our memories.  If tipping take their work to 110% instead of just 100% then itâ€s worth it. We just havenâ€t decided when to give the tip. I think timing is everything with this one and we might give it to them when they show up inside of a card. 

 

Wedding Coordinator: TBD $50-$100 dependent on overall satisfaction and will tip the day after the wedding inside of a thank you card

 

Officient: $20 after ceremony with thank you card

 

Dedicated Bartender Cocktail hour: $50 after event

 

Waitstaff for Cocktail Hour and Reception: $20 per person

 

I think that's it.

Thanks Tova!

These gives me a better idea of what is normal.

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Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

 

So I successfully went 22 months without having a Bridezilla moment, and then I had an alterations snafu that put me over the edge… Five weeks into the alteration process I show up for my 3rd fitting to find out the my seamstress didnâ€t complete that alterations from my second fitting –WTF.  I think the dialog was something like this “Iâ€m so sorry this never happens†really because it just did and I leave in two weeks and my dress isnâ€t done. This is isnâ€t a moment where Iâ€m happy to be an exception.  “I just get so busy with prom season and somehow it fell off my radarâ€.  I donâ€t care. I hate to sound like a B!tch but Iâ€m pretty sure most would agree that a wedding/marriage will trump a prom any day. What kind of system do you have that my dress just falls off your radar for the past 12 days? This is unacceptable.   â€œWhen can you make it back in for you 3rd fitting†tomorrow evening. “I donâ€t know if I have any openings†well I think you need figure out something to make it work.

 

So much for loving my seamstress.  I have my 3rd fitting tonight and hopefully it will be my last.  In reality Iâ€m no further ahead or behind with my alterations, but in that moment I was pretty miffed.

Tova!

Omg the same thing happened to me! I am so sorry to hear about this. I completely agree that a wedding dress should TRUMP all! Obviously this is the most important dress a girl will ever wear! Hopefully everything goes well tonight and you will forget about this kerfuffle.

This is what happened to me:

I showed up for my second fitting and she wasn't there. I called and she "forgot" Same thing, so busy with prom/grad dresses! Omg i almost lost my mind. I held back a little knowing that she still has my dress and I don't want her to do bad things!

So I reschedule, and I try on the dress and it still wont stay up. She is saying bc i have boobs, that its hard to keep the dress up.

It is a strapless silk dress, so no boning to help support. I am shocked that I can pay $1800 for a designer dress and it doesn't have the capability to stay up bc i have boobs? She put the sewn in cups in, size B cups. I was just measured at Victoria secret as a 32DD. I don't understand how she thinks the size B cups are going to hold me up. Needless to say I go back tonight, and I am beyond stressed, I leave in 10 days and I don't have a dress that will stay up!

 

Let's check in tomorrow and hopefully we both have a happy ending to this ordeal.

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Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

 

So I successfully went 22 months without having a Bridezilla moment, and then I had an alterations snafu that put me over the edge… Five weeks into the alteration process I show up for my 3rd fitting to find out the my seamstress didnâ€t complete that alterations from my second fitting –WTF.  I think the dialog was something like this “Iâ€m so sorry this never happens†really because it just did and I leave in two weeks and my dress isnâ€t done. This is isnâ€t a moment where Iâ€m happy to be an exception.  “I just get so busy with prom season and somehow it fell off my radarâ€.  I donâ€t care. I hate to sound like a B!tch but Iâ€m pretty sure most would agree that a wedding/marriage will trump a prom any day. What kind of system do you have that my dress just falls off your radar for the past 12 days? This is unacceptable.   â€œWhen can you make it back in for you 3rd fitting†tomorrow evening. “I donâ€t know if I have any openings†well I think you need figure out something to make it work.

 

So much for loving my seamstress.  I have my 3rd fitting tonight and hopefully it will be my last.  In reality Iâ€m no further ahead or behind with my alterations, but in that moment I was pretty miffed.

OMG you were totally justified in bridezilla here!! Prom season?  Have they ever heard of WEDDING SEASON!?  

 

I hope both of you ladies get this straightened out tonight!  Good luck!!

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Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

 

Uhura, your back! Congrats newlywed, how was everything? Any pics to share?

Yes, I am back! The wedding and honeymoon (we flew over to one of the other Cayman Islands called Cayman Brac) was fantastic.  I don't think I could have dreamed up a more perfect day, for real. Even at our reception on the rooftop of the hotel facing the ocean, we saw a shooting star! Come on, now that has to mean something, right?  hehe  1000

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

Yes, I am back! The wedding and honeymoon (we flew over to one of the other Cayman Islands called Cayman Brac) was fantastic.  I don't think I could have dreamed up a more perfect day, for real. Even at our reception on the rooftop of the hotel facing the ocean, we saw a shooting star! Come on, now that has to mean something, right?  hehe  1000

BEAUTIFUL!

 

What a fantastic moment- how perfect to see the shooting stars! I think it is fitting- what a great start to this chapter in your lives!

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

Yes, I am back! The wedding and honeymoon (we flew over to one of the other Cayman Islands called Cayman Brac) was fantastic.  I don't think I could have dreamed up a more perfect day, for real. Even at our reception on the rooftop of the hotel facing the ocean, we saw a shooting star! Come on, now that has to mean something, right?  hehe  1000

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look so beautiful! Happy to hear it was perfect!!

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Tova!

Omg the same thing happened to me! I am so sorry to hear about this. I completely agree that a wedding dress should TRUMP all! Obviously this is the most important dress a girl will ever wear! Hopefully everything goes well tonight and you will forget about this kerfuffle.

This is what happened to me:

I showed up for my second fitting and she wasn't there. I called and she "forgot" Same thing, so busy with prom/grad dresses! Omg i almost lost my mind. I held back a little knowing that she still has my dress and I don't want her to do bad things!

So I reschedule, and I try on the dress and it still wont stay up. She is saying bc i have boobs, that its hard to keep the dress up.

It is a strapless silk dress, so no boning to help support. I am shocked that I can pay $1800 for a designer dress and it doesn't have the capability to stay up bc i have boobs? She put the sewn in cups in, size B cups. I was just measured at Victoria secret as a 32DD. I don't understand how she thinks the size B cups are going to hold me up. Needless to say I go back tonight, and I am beyond stressed, I leave in 10 days and I don't have a dress that will stay up!

 

Let's check in tomorrow and hopefully we both have a happy ending to this ordeal.

Ugh, so frustrating.  In what world would B cups fit DD?!?!?  Yes, let's check in tomorrow with hopefuly positive updates.

 

Originally Posted by heather1214 View Post

OMG you were totally justified in bridezilla here!! Prom season?  Have they ever heard of WEDDING SEASON!?  

I hope both of you ladies get this straightened out tonight!  Good luck!!

Thanks, we'll keep you posted.

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Yes, I am back! The wedding and honeymoon (we flew over to one of the other Cayman Islands called Cayman Brac) was fantastic.  I don't think I could have dreamed up a more perfect day, for real. Even at our reception on the rooftop of the hotel facing the ocean, we saw a shooting star! Come on, now that has to mean something, right?  hehe  1000

Stunning! I'm glad your wedding was everything you wanted and more.

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