How much did you tip each vendor & how much did you pay for their service?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Barbiestylez:  You’re tipping the waitstaff/bartenders? I was definitely not planning on doing that… is that the norm? I would need to shill out TONS extra as it’s a full service venue with a huge staff! I literally cannot do that. :/

Post # 4
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Barbiestylez:  Yeah, almost $1000 worth of gratuity is already included. I forgot about that, PFHEW.

Post # 6
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Barbiestylez:  The limo company, and the venue included tipping in with our overall package price.  I assume it was 20% or so.  Beyond that, we did not worry about giving any extra, outside of what guests may have tipped the bartendars that night.  (I know that my Uncle tried to give a server a $20 for his outstanding job at ensuring the table was clear, and the server could NOT accept it under any circumstances…)

Photographer/videographer sat down for a meal at the reception of their choosing. They considered that their tip, as did I.  When I go to see my pics, I will probably bring them a gift card, or 6-pack (they love beer!).

Hair stylists were friendors whom are beauticians.  This was their gift to me, and REFUSED to take a tip, but I had $20-$40 set aside per gal they did, which was ‘leftovers’ for me I suppose.  The make-up artist was tipped $200 for 9 people total, including myself.  

Finally, I tipped the DJ’s $50/each.  I offered a meal, but they said they rarely have time to eat, so I gave them their tip that equated the meal approximately…

Hope this helps!

Post # 7
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013


DJ: $3000 and we gave them each $100 tip

Maitre’d: included with venue but we tipped a few thousand. It was for him and the lighting people 

Hairdresser: $200 for day of and I tipped $40 even though she runs her business. She did a lot.

MUA: $1600 no tip for her but she brought in a 2nd artist since there were 9 of is so we tipped that artist $50 (she was only there 2 hours)

photographer: $3700 but no tip bc she owns her business

videographer: $1900 I think but no tip bc he also owns his business

officiant: $400 and I tipped $60-65 I think

harpist: $300 and we tipped $50

flowers: don’t remember…maybe around $3000 no tip but we tipped the delivery guys (don’t remember the amount bc my mom gave it to them)

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