Post # 1
I have two problems:
1. I am being provided a free hair / make-up trial, and I know I should tip because well, it’s free. Should I tip 20% of what the trial would have cost, or more because it’s free. Things to consider:
– Both artists own the business
– 20% would be around $20 for make-up and $15 for hair.
2. Another issue I am running into is my wedding planner. When I booked her (and her mom, its a family business) this was a side gig for them, she was working full-time at another job and just did day-of stuff. Well, in the last six months she has quit her job (her mom already wasnt working), and has hired an additional three employees! I have no idea currently who will be helping out at my wedding, but one of the huge factors I considered when choosing this wedding planner was the “if they own the business, you dont have to tip them” because I wasnt expecting to even hire anyone in the first place, so the $800 I spent on them was already over budget! (I should note thought that she said she would buy my chargers from me after the wedding, but I planned on giving them to her as a “tip,” since she rents them out to other brides and makes money that way) Now what do I do? If one of her employees comes, do I have to tip them? I would feel terrible not tipping them, but I didnt budget to tip them all $50-100 (assuming they all work my wedding). If her and her employees come, do I tip them but not her? Do I tip no one because when I booked her, her and her mother were the only ones contributing? I’m at a loss.
Post # 4
@Excited To Bee: I’d tip 20% for an okay, fast trial, 25% for an okay, slow trial, or 30% for a great trial! Especially if it’s long.
And I have no idea what to do about the planners. I would assume you wouldn’t have to tip, since the owner was overseeing the operation? Like if the banquet manager also owned the building? And a 20% tip, or $160, split 5 ways, is like $30/person, so not a great tip anyway… And since the main planner is the boss, I’m assuming she’d take a bigger cut, which is insane, since she’s making a majority of the profits anyway.
Post # 5
I would defintiely tip for the hair and makeup, maybe a littl on the higher side (25%) if its good.
For the planner, I don’t think you need to tip. Unless maybe you have one person working they wedding and they are really fantastic, then maybe $50 or so. Iwouldn’t do a full 20% on that
Post # 6
For the hair and makeup I would maybe increase the tip to $30 at least just because I want to show them how grateful I am to save me money!
For the planner I would go ahead and giver her the tip of those chargers she’ll want but if she comes with someone else I would only offer them a tip if they seemed to go above and beyond because they are being paid by the owner who could pass a $ portion of the chargers onto her for a tip.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice! I will definitely tip higher if things go well, I just wanted to make sure my starting point was good!
Post # 8
I have always read that you should tip your planner 20% of their fee. I would not worry about her other employees because you only hired her.
Personally I would tip and let her buy the chargers from you as planned.