- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Hearing a lot of mixed feedback on gratuities. If the vendor owns their own business, do you still tip? If so, how much? If the vendor does NOT own their own business, how much do you tip? Here’s who we are thinking about:
Make-up artists – One owns the business and is bringing 2 assistants
Photographer – Owns her business, bringing 3 assistants/2nd photogs
Day of Coordinator & Florist – Owns her business, bringing 2 assistants
Videographer – Owns his business, bringing 1 assistant
Event Site Manager – She has been my saving grace in the wedding planning process. We are definitely tipping her. Just not sure how much to give her.
String Trio – They are all owners of their business (divide profits equally).
Band – 6 members, managed by an event manager. Not sure who “owns” the business
Catering servers – we are paying a 20% “service fee” but there is still a suggested gratuity
Would appreciate any and all advice 🙂