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#21 Jenn

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    Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:40 AM

    I know there was a thread on this previously. Most people said that they tipped WC and officiant, typically $50-100 if I remember correctly. I think you could also give your WC a gift, and that would be acceptable. We plan to tip bartenders/waiters/housekeeping even though we are at an all inclusive. Jamaica is a poor country, and I'm sure anything extra is honestly appreciated. I think you get better service if you tip as well... even though its not supposed to matter.

    Photographers usually will say that they prefer a nice letter of recommendation. I would think this would go for a travel agent as well.

    Anyone have thoughts on the band? Do you tip them or not, and if so, how much?

    #22 Jenn

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      Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:10 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by MoBride
      We just got back from Riu Ocho Rios and I must admit we tipped out the wazoo. Nobody asked for it or expected it (except for the porter at the airport and the guides at Dunns River Falls). However, everyone seems to bend over backwards for you in Jamaica so we were tipping everywhere. For the wedding, we tipped the WC, photographer, minister, steel band at ceremony, reggae band at reception, bartender, van and bus drivers between the resort and the reception site. Wait staff had a pretty hefty tip included in the price so I don't think we tipped extra to them.
      Mo - How much did you tip the bands? We're having a steel band for our welcome party and a reggae band at the reception. Just curious...

      #23 boscobel

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        Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:29 PM

        Since I am not married yet, I haven't tipped anyone. But I would assume that you should tip them. I mean, you tip them when you have a traditional wedding, right? Plus, my FI is a tipper. He is an ex-waiter, so he is a big tipper for things like that.

        #24 StephanieMN

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          Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:39 PM

          This might help some:
          Tipping Your Wedding Vendors

          #25 coreyphil

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            Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:56 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by carlymcmullen
            Since I am not married yet, I haven't tipped anyone. But I would assume that you should tip them. I mean, you tip them when you have a traditional wedding, right? Plus, my FI is a tipper. He is an ex-waiter, so he is a big tipper for things like that.
            Completely understand the need to tip a waiter making less than minimum wage in the states, and we'll definitely do that for hotel employees, at restaurants, transport, etc. ... but I'm just not sure how much is expected when you pay a big WC fee as well as they are also collecting from the vendors --- do you tip them an additional 20%? Also, the welcome dinner and reception meals include both tax AND service fees - so I wouldn't think that an additional tip is expected for them. (except if the owners are super- helpful, etc., do something above-and-beyond, etc.). What do you think?

            #26 jajajaja

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              Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:32 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Stephanie 525
              This might help some:
              Tipping Your Wedding Vendors
              Thanks for the article. I already knew who I was thinking of tipping, but I couldn't figure out how much. I didn't want to look like a tight a$$! So ya! A figure to show the suggested tip amounts.
              Happily married since 2008

              #27 coreyphil

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                Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Stephanie 525
                This might help some:
                Tipping Your Wedding Vendors
                OK - so sorry Stephanie ... just read the article ... thanks for posting it! Answers all my questions! :)

                #28 Yvette

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                  Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:33 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by StephanieMN
                  This might help some:
                  Tipping Your Wedding Vendors
                  this was so helpful! thank you.

                  #29 Samantha S

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                    Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:27 PM

                    I plan on tipping the WC and waitstaff at the reception and throughout the week and I have a good idea of what to tip them but how much would you tip the minister? I have no idea, I wouldn't have thought of it until I saw it on the forum.

                    #30 Jen_S

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                      Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:25 PM

                      This is a great topic!
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