(Closed) Tipping: Need a little help and advice…

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@blondie_182_182:  Yes, you tip everyone. For makeup artist I added 20% of the total bill. I’m not sure of the party bus since we didn’t have one.  Maybe add $50, so $500 total. The bartender, I don’t remember giving them tips. I think our guest give them like $1 per drink and some don’t.. I know, I’m cheap too, but we’re already paying a lot for the wedding.. 

Post # 4
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would not tip the makeup artist.  Is the service fee a tip for the bartender?  You can call and find out.  It may go to the venue for set-up or something.  $125 is only a sufficient tip if the bar bill is like $600 or less.  My guess is you still need to tip the bartender.  Not sure about the party bus. 

Post # 5
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You most certainly do not need to tip the makeup artist as all of the money is going directly to her. If she does something above and beyond, I would add a tip. Otherwise, skip it.

Typically, I would say tip any sort of limo service, but if the bus is owner operated, you can skip. The rule of thumb is that you do not need to tip owners.

I am in a conundrum regarding the bar, but I do feel like you need to tip on the bar additionally, unless gratuity or service charge is include already. I would tip on the PRE-TAX, pre-additional fee amount of the bar.

A little known fact, but when you go to a restaurant, you need to only tip on the food/beverage costs (not the tax cost) and you do not need to tip any bottles of wine either.

I am curious to hear others opinions on the bar scenario.

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