Gratuity question

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: Do we need to tip on top of the billed gratuity?
    Absolutely! : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Depends... see more info below : (6 votes)
    24 %
    No! : (18 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 4
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If it is already included then I would only tip extra if they really go above and beyond in some way. If they’re just doing their job well, the standard gratuity is fine. If they help you find your lost dance shoes and difuse a fight with your drunken uncle Eddie – they deserve a little something extra!

    Post # 6
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @tanya4285:  we only tipped the Maitre’D and the Bridal Attendant. If you don’t have either of those, then no, you don’t need to tip on top of that.

    Post # 7
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @tanya4285:  no, because a gratuity is a tip. 

    Post # 9
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I think it would depend on the percentage of the included gratuity.  If there was an included 15%, for example, I’d tip an additional 10% to bring it to 25%, but if the included was 18% I’d probably just leave it as-is (weird I know, but I don’t believe 15% is enough of a tip unless they did a terrible job).  

    Post # 10
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @tanya4285:  Helllllll no. The gratuity part of our bill is like $800 so I think that’s sufficient, I won’t be adding any more.

    Post # 11
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    @tanya4285:  Gratuities are hidden tips, I wouldn’t tip on top, unless I received extremely good service to the point I felt it deserved an extra thank you. But when I’m told I have to add 18% to my bill just for gratuities (on top of which I’ll have to add 15% for taxes) I consider I’ve paid enough. 

    Post # 11
    3014 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I would ask the company how much the servers get out of the gratuity/what that gratuity covers. Just to be clear! Then you can make your decision based on that.

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