posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

blushbambi:  our cake was included in our package, so we didn’t have to tip the bakery. 

We tipped the DJ, Photog, Bridal Attendant for the day and Maitre’D. We had set side $1,000 and allocated as we felt fit. And my MIL held the envelopes with the tips and then DH distributed them at the end of the night. 

We decided on how much to tip by speaking to my SIL. We used her tips as a guide and then gave a little extra if we could afford it. This is what we gave:

DJ: $300

Photog/Videographer: $100 each (we had two photogs and 1 videographer)

Bridal Attendant: $100

Maitre’D: $250

Limo Driver: $50

Post # 3
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Are any of these vendors the owner of their own companies?  We ended up not having to tip anyone since all the individuals we worked with were the owners of their companies.  Our venue added a service charge so that took care of the waitstaff.  

Post # 4
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

I’m in midst of figuring all this out right now too. 

tingles:  I actually asked my venue coordinator about the “service charge” and she said this was to cover their salaries and does NOT include tips. 


blushbambi:  I have heard to tip if they are NOT the owner. Others to think about are waitstaff and assistants, parking lot attendants, musicians, bartenders, make up artist, hairdresser, etc. 

Post # 5
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

MrsTtoB:  Every venue must be different then!  We were specifically told that the service charge was the gratuity, so as to avoid the hassle of having to tip everyone in the evening.  It was also conveniently a fat 20% on top of our entire food/drink bill. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  tingles.
Post # 6
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Tip- DJ, photograher, servers, MUA, hair dressers and drivers if they are not self employed.  10-20%

Don’t tip- Bakers, florist, and the planner.  I would assume a planner that works with a venue should not even be allowed to recieve tips.  I don’t think I have ever heard of tipping a wedidng planner. 

 How; for my wedding, I had envelopes with people’s names written on it for the ones I still had to settle with.  I had one friend who was just hanging out with us on the day of the wedding, and endded up giving him all the money and he handed it out to everyone.  Before that they were in the pocket of my wedding binder. 

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