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#1 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

Not questioning whether I should tip or what exact $ amount you tipped, bc everyone's basis is different. I'm wondering what % you tipped your vendors. Specifically
WC
DJ
Bartender of open bar whose gratuity is already included in head count
Servers whose gratuity is already included in plate price
Photographer
Baker
Florist


I want to know if what I had planned will be received well. If it aligns with the majority I would think it would.

I know any gratuity is appreciated. I also know how gratuity is expected in Mexico based on 12 years of visiting.

Thanks everyone!!

#2 calgarybride2015

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:01 PM

Hey!

 

I can't help you as a lot of these people were included in my package, and since I don't know what they were paid I am unsure of a percentage.

 

I just went with what I felt was fair at the time.   In hindsite, I may have tipped a little more to the reception staff because honestly I have no idea how many people worked behind the scenes. I did count who I could see on the floor plus some kitchen staff and if that number is fairly accurate I think I tipped them respectfully. 

 

EDIT: Honestly though, I think these people are over the moon with anything.  When we had our private dinner on the beach after our wedding, we tipped our server 150 pesos and he actually kissed it, held it to his heart and then put it in his pocket.  (he didn't do this in front of us, but hubby saw him do it away from us)


Edited by calgarybride2015, 16 February 2015 - 07:02 PM.

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#3 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:08 PM

Thanks!

I appreciate your help!

I know, I get it. I know how incredible service is there and how they literally work for n value tips.

I am trying to figure out what they are used to receiving for weddings so I can tip them.

I've sourced all vendors and I couldn't tip each 20% that would cost me around 3k.

I wonder who gets the 35 bucks per person in gratuity charges for my food and bar service that's tacked on to my invoice.

Don't want to short change any
one.

Anyone??

#4 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 06:10 AM

I doubt the workers get it all - maybe some but not all. That's was frustrating is you shouldn't have to tip twice. I know your WC is new but could you ask her? I didn't ask mine just ensured I could tip waitstaff as a group.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 17 February 2015 - 06:12 AM.

-Kim

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#5 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 02:19 AM

I will ask. If I find out they receive all of it I will be satisfied by that.

Trying to figure how I'm going to squeeze in tips is brutal.

#6 nadiakat17

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:44 AM

I think all my tips are included. I was surprised to realize that people tip the WC ...I guess it makes sense but then I thought they were also hired by the resort to coordinate the wedding and it shouldn't be a tip based position

#7 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:21 AM

@nadiakat17

I may tip WC if she gets her act together. The WC at the venue quit and I LOVED her, I was fully prepared to gift her upwards of $300, bc she was phenomenal. New one, not so much.

#8 calgarybride2015

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:51 AM

I think all my tips are included. I was surprised to realize that people tip the WC ...I guess it makes sense but then I thought they were also hired by the resort to coordinate the wedding and it shouldn't be a tip based position

 

All my wedding people were resort employees, so I had no idea what to tip!

But I tipped the WC, photographer, and waitstaff at the reception!


-Kim

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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#9 nadiakat17

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 10:36 AM

My wedding is a month out and my planner hasn't responded to my emails for the last month... If I tip her it's not going to be too much. I just really hope my wedding is still beautiful I can't even handle thinking that it won't be

#10 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:26 AM

That's what happened to me around Christmas! I knew something was wrong. FInally Scott called the Venue bc he knew I couldn't handle hearing Adriana left!

 

Have you tried calling?

 

My WC sucks now. Like never responds I have to contact her manager etc.

 

What are you going to do?






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