Post # 1
I wanted opinions on how much I should tip my DJ. They charge 1375, so I was going to do $140 as the tip. But then my uplighting costs and extra $1100, making my DJ total 2475. Do I tip 10% off of the total with lighting? Or should I just round up to $150, $200??? Help please! $250 seems a bit much for a tip, if I got by 10%.
Post # 3
My DJ did uplighting also, however our DJ was included in the venue “package” so I have no idea how much he was total. You are very generous to be tipping…we didn’t tip our DJ
Post # 4
I agree with PP. My DJ is doing uplighting, however, I’m not tipping the DJ.
Post # 5
Does your DJ own the company? I’ve gone with the rule of thumb that if it’s their business, then I don’t tip. If they work for someone else, then I’ll tip.
Post # 6
You’re tipping a vendor????
Seems to me you’re already paying them $2500.
That’s their tip.
If they don’t own the company–I may tip, IF they do an exceptional job.
Post # 7
Hmm…well the DJ has two owners and then about 8 DJ’s they assign to weddings. The DJ isn’t the one who sets up the lighting, one of the owners does. But I might have one of the co-owners DJ my wedding who is also the person who sets up the lights. Oh man…I dunno what to do.
Post # 8
I might give the DJ if he is not the owner a $50 tip if he does a great job. That is it.
Post # 9
I am tipping all of my vendors except the photographer, because she is the owner of her business. I’m pretty sure this is the standard practice. I think $150 or $200 would be fine for the DJ!
Post # 10
If they DJ goes above and beyond, then definitely tip, but don’t do more than $100. There are lots of websites with tips on tipping wedding vendors. Another option for a DJ would be to put out a tip jar for him/her, especially if they’ll be taking requests.
Post # 11
Thanks for the help everyone! Tipping is so confusing, it helps to see what other people are doing 🙂