HELP! Tipping Rules,….,,

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@Koko1977:  

lol…..i didn’t know people tip DJ’s and photographers…..

I work as a massage therapist, and i get tips sometimes. When I don’t, it doesn’t bother me though.

How much are you spending on each? usually that reflects tip

Post # 5
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1243 posts
Bumble bee

@Koko1977:  I will tip my make up artist and hair dresser, and my DJ. 

People who work for themselves (i.e. my photographer and florist) do not need tips (but will get thank you cards, and more).

 

(Even if my DJ is the company owner, i will tip him because a) he’s doing it for fre, and b) I think a good party is even more important than good food–I could order pizza and everyone would be ok with that, but if no one is dancing, we”, that means they likely aren’t having a good time)

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

General rule is you tip anyone who DOESN’T own their own business.  If they own their own business, they are setting their own prices based on what they find reasonalbe and keeping all the profits.  However, I mean you can always choose to tip anyone if you feel their service was above and beyond.

Post # 7
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I found this chart, I think on WeddingBee, ages ago.  Not sure if it helps or not.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Do people really tip 20$ PER waiter?! omg… Im going to have to work some overtime!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes! Tip your DJ!! They work hard to make your reception an awesome party! (My FI was a DJ for 7 years and was one of the best in the state). The money you pay the DJ for the services goes to his company, not him. He only keeps a percentage. Much like a waiter, they don’t keep the money. They only get a small amount and rely largely on tips!

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