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#1 RivieraBride15

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:16 AM

Hi ladies,

 

Looking for some tipping advice.  We are a very small wedding party of 7 heading to Riviera Maya in just 2 weeks.  We are having a cocktail hour accompanied with a Mariachi band followed by a sit down semi-private dinner.  All of this is being done at an all-inclusive resort.    I’ve seen many answers to this question, and I am starting to get confused.  Who, if anyone, should I be tipping and how much?  Thanks for any help!!



#2 calgarybride2015

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:22 AM

From all my time on the boards and researching this myself, I think it is a very personal decision.

 

We tipped the

- wedding coordinator

- hair stylist

- servers/bartender/dj (all resort staff)

- photographer

 

The only 'hindsite' I have is that I would have tipped the service staff a lot more.  I tried to count who I saw .... but I am SURE there was way more people behind the scenes I didn't account for.   Too late now, but just a thought :)

 

Good luck!  and congrats! 2 weeks will fly by.  


-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

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

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

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

 

 


#3 acw271011

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 07:29 PM

I agree with @calgarybride2015  I think it's a very personal decision and obviously will depend on how happy you are with the service you get. Definitely the WC if you feel they've helped you, and your wait staff which I think since you're in one of the resort restaurants should be fairly simple to do. Usually you'll get dedicated staff since you're in one of the restaurants.

 

We leave in 6 days and @calgarybride2015 actually reminded me of one I hadn't thought of.


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#4 RivieraBride15

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:10 AM

Unfortunately, my experience with my WC isn't one to write home about.  I think I am just going to have to see how everything goes once I get there. 

 

@acw271011

 

6 days!!! Sooo close!!



#5 acw271011

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 10:18 AM

@RivieraBride15  Nobody can tell you how much to tip so absolutely if you feel a good tip is well deserved, then go for it. If the service has left something to be desired, then that's one of the ways to let them know is through the gratuity. Thankfully I've had the opposite situation and mine has been a complete and total success!

 

5 days today!! lol You're close too! I'm getting excited just to get there. The renewal is a bonus of the trip lol  Now I'm ready for sun, sand, and drinks!!!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#6 RivieraBride15

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:40 AM

@acw271011

 

I am jealous of your connection with your WC.  I pratically have to pull details out of her.  I have asked her a million times for my wedding calculator and she said she will get it to me.  They can't be too concerned about getting their money!

 

Have you checked the weather at all? I am trying not to watch the weather too much, because it just makes me panic. 

 

Are you all set to go??


Edited by RivieraBride15, 15 October 2015 - 04:41 AM.


#7 calgarybride2015

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:20 AM

Don't panic! Mine showed rain all week and it rained once during the night. It will be beautiful sunshine for both of you!


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-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

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

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

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

 

 





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