Tipping etiquette

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

EMCasey:  I tipped my seamstress. I don’t know if I was supposed to or not, but she did a great job with so many fittings and getting the dress perfect for me- including a last minute tweak with the arms of the dress being too tight that took it to the last possible day… She works in a local wedding gown salon but has her own business- they just charge her a flate rate for each alteration (like $25 if the dress was from them, $50 if not)… So I tipped her because she was so awesome- if you think yours was too & esp have had excellent work from her in the past I’d go for it! Maybe even send her a pic from your wedding day when it’s all said & done? I know mine loved seeing her awesome work in action & keeps a notebook with her clients pics… 

Post # 3
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Usually if someone owns their own business, you aren’t “required” to tip them (not that tips are ever required, but YKWIM?). If you have worked with her often and don’t feel like pure cash would be appropriate, could you purchase a small gift instead? Or even like a gift card for dinner in your town, etc.?

Post # 5
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would give a thank you note and a small gift 🙂 

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