Post # 1
Hi bees! I’m not sure what the exact etiquette is on tipping your vendors. I know I will be tipping my hair and make up people for sure but I’m not positive about anyone else. Who did/will you tip and how much do you think? Thanks!! 🙂
Post # 2
islandx0sunset: It’s my understanding that you tip all vendors that are not the business owner. Cake delivery man? Tip. Self employed florist? No tip. The basis for this is that the biz owners set there own prices. Employees do not.
Ultimately it is up to you who you tip & how much though.
Post # 3
I agree with the PP. I would also add that I don’t plan on tipping when gratuities are included in the bill, unless the service is beyond exceptional.
Post # 4
islandx0sunset: We went with a pretty similar approach. I didn’t tip hair and makeup as they came to us and work as independent contractors, but I did tip their assistance ($50/ea). Same with Photog and video – no tip for the main people as they own their companies, but both brought assistants which we gave a tip to. I tipped my planner a pretty penny, but she was worth it ($500). I also tipped all 10 band players, but not the ceremony musician as she owns her own company. Didn’t tip cake – she owns her own, and charged $100 for delivery. Hmmmm, i gave my planner i think 4 to 5 $15 envelopes for delivery people, but I have no idea how many people actually delivered items so that one was a bit tricky. Limo – tip was included and caterer it was incorporated (and I would have been a little miffed had I tipped them, food was delicious, but service was subpar for what we paid ~40K. as the bride i was told to ‘hang on a second missy’, while in line for a drink at the bar. BRUTAL). Go with what feel right.