Post # 1
I went to a wedding reccently where the D.J had out pamphlets on the table and a big water jug (think office cooler) that said “TIPS” and he put a dollar in there before he started playing…
He looked greasy and unkept, IMO. He wasn’t wearing a suit or anything, which I don’t think I would have noticed but I was bugged by the tip “jar”.
Is that normal? I would be offended if I was hosting an event and a vendor wanted money from my guests!
Post # 3
If I was hosting I would have made sure there was nothing like that around. I did the same for the bartenders and told them I would take care of them afterwards. I hate tip cups!
Post # 5
I’ve never seen that at any wedding or other event that I’ve been to. If my DJ had put out a tip jar I would have told them to put it away now. That’s just a bit icky. I wouldn’t mind business cards or pamphlets, but a big water cooler tips jar?! No way!!!
Post # 6
I’ve been to a handful of weddings and I’d never heard of that! We’re hosting ours at a resteraunt and there’s a 20% gratuity added, so I guess I should ask if we’re expected to tip the bar as well? My parents are paying for the meal, and we’re paying bar…so I guess we could each tip..
But that wedding was the only one I’d seen that at! Is that a preference? Do D.Js commonly try to do that?
Post # 7
Ours had 20% gratuity added as well, and we still tipped $100. for each. They did a great job and our guests were happy, so it was worth the extra to us.
I’ve never seen something like that from a DJ,tho,and I’ve been to a ton of weddings.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Out of line! A DJ shouldn’t be asking wedding guests for tips.
Post # 9
That is not ok! We will give the DJ a tip later, but there will be no tip jar out. Plus, we have a 17% mandatory gratuity for food and beverage at our venue, so there is NO WAY that the bartenders will be putting out tip jars either.
Post # 10
Ewwww why would wedding guests need to tip him? He’s already overpaid as is!
Post # 11
Our bartenders had a tip jar out as well, but our DJ didn’t. Kind of annoyed me because we had a consumption bar, and there was already an 18% gratuity built into the price we were charged for drinks.
Post # 12
That would bug me… It would have to go away immediatly. I already paid a rediculous amount for you to be there. My guests don’t need to pay you again.