Ah, that burning question that clients ask me on a regular basis. Which vendors do we tip? Do we have to leave a tip? How much?

Tipping is not a requirement but most vendors will expect it

When you sign the contract for the venue usually gratuities are included but make sure to check

Wait staff usually get 15% of the bill, which may be included in the contract

If you feel the staff did an exceptional job & you would like to give them a tip, $1.00-$2.00 per guest is appropriate

Limousine drivers are given tips based on service, as the company pays them 15-20% of the bill

Wedding Coordinators/Consultants, florists, cake decorators, & photographers do not receive a tip unless their work is absolutely out of this world

Live bands & DJ’s are tipped when they provide exceptional service. Each band member generally gets $25.00

DJ’s can be tipped 15% of their bill

Parking/ Restroom attendants should be paid $1.00-$2.00 per guest at the beginning of the night

Just remember that “tipping” is always at the discretion of the bride & groom and only for a job well done

You should never feel pressured into it, especially if they are not deserving of one!

 

We had the great pleasure of being asked to participate at the Mill Run Golf Club Wedding Open House!

We are one of their preferred vendors for Wedding Flowers

We love working with their amazing staff  & wedding coordinators as they are passionate, friendly & very professional, not to mention they are also  certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC)

Mill Run Golf Club is one of Durham Regions hidden gems

Located in rural Uxbridge, approx. 30-45 minutes from Ajax/Pickering /Whitby/Oshawa/Port Perry/Markham & Stouffville, Mill Run is set on a beautiful golf course with it’s stunning gardens & gorgeous gazebo, perfect for outdoor/garden style wedding ceremonies

Not to mention that when you book MR for your wedding, you may qualify to receive a FREE 1 year golf membership!!

If you’re not a golfer, the membership is transferable to anyone of your choice (what a great gift idea for your soon-to-be father-in-law ~ wink)

For more information on Mill Run Weddings, please contact Amy Stevenson~ WPICC ~ astevenson@golfmillrun.com

Here are some photos from the February Open House

Photography by: Brooklin Photography

Decor by: In-Style Weddings & Decor

Flowers by: First Comes Love Weddings & Floral Designs

 

We had the pleasure of working with Annie & Josh, providing them with their wedding flowers

The bride chose gorgeous ivory roses, gerberas & the beautiful natural blues of delphinium & hydrangea for her bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets & Josh’s boutonniere

The crafty bride added her personal touch by decorating the mason jars used for the centerpieces & ceremony flowers

The couple married at the stunning Trillium Trails, located in North Oshawa

With its natural beauty & rustic charm, it attracts many brides & grooms to this venue

See for yourself

Photography provided by the very talented Tara Graham Photography

 

 Did you (or someone you know) just recently get engaged, perhaps over the holidays? In need of a beautiful & affordable wedding venue for your ceremony & reception? I know…..it’s Superbowl Sunday but you have a wedding to plan!

Not to worry, the thoughtful staff at Mill Run has timed things perfectly! The Open House is scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm giving you plenty of time to pop by see the venue & what it has to offer, meet & chat with several of their “preferred vendors”  such as:

In-Style Wedding Decor, Your Captured Moments Photography, Mitchel’s Cakes, Step By Step DJ Services, Brooklin Photography , Mobile Productions & of course, yours truly……plus several more!

We will be showcasing 2 styles of guest table centerpieces, head table flowers, decor & a birch wood archways compliments of the Ice Storm of 2014!

Hey! Do you like to golf? If you book Mill Run for your 2014-15 wedding, you can earn a FREE 1 year golf membership ($2500 value)

Don’t golf, no problem! The membership is transferable to anyone of your choice  (maybe your soon-to-be father-in-law~ “wink”)

We know you’ll probably be heading to a Superbowl Party afterwards & you’ll be enjoying traditional game day fare but we will have some yummy samples for you to enjoy as well

All attendees will receive a gift bag that will include a copy of  Today’s Bride magazine, vendor information & 2 complimentary tickets to the Sass Bridal Show on Feb. 9th at the Oshawa Quality Hotel & Conference Centre~ 1011 Bloor St. East Oshawa L1H 7K6

For more info on the show &  participating vendors, contact Sass Events

We look forward to meeting you & answering all your Wedding Planning questions!

 

Photo Credit: Wedding Day Memories Photography

We loved working with this couple! They were the most calm & coolest clients we have worked with

Nothing phased them, even when they had to stop in the middle of the ceremony to call 911 because one of their groomsmen passed out & hit his head

Thankfully, he was alright & returned to the reception after a brief visit to the hospital

The venue of choice for their Winter Wedding was the gorgeous JW Marriott~ The Rosseau in beautiful Muskoka

We provided all Wedding Flowers & décor for this wedding. The B&G put us up in the stunning hotel for the night. Our room was a gorgeous suite complete with a full eat-in kitchen, fireplace & balcony which overlooked the snow covered property

We had so much fun, we stayed an extra night!

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