Post # 1
I recently read an article about tipping your wedding vendors, the article said:
vendors to tip
Makeup Artist and/or Hair Stylists – 15-20%
Ceremony or Reception Musicians – between $25-$75.
Officiant – $40-$50
vendors not to tip
Seamstress for alterations
Photographer and Videographer – if they own their own company
What do you guys think? Pretty on point?
Post # 3
I would add in tipping the delivery people for the florist and the cake since they likely aren’t the owners, but other than that, I think you seem safe!
Post # 4
It is a custom over her to tip the waitors/catering staff also
Post # 5
@braz – totally makes sense with the Waiters/catering staff, I only left it off because I’m having a Chinese bankquest style reception so the tipping is included in my final bill (which small vent: they’re taxing my trip because the 18% is mandatory..so lame!)
@abbie017 – how much do you think tipping them would be $10-$20?
Post # 6
I’m a wedding coordinator. The best advice I can give you is only tip those who deserve it. It kills me when I see brides tipping vendors that didn’t go above and beyond to make their dream wedding a reality, they just show up, and do their job half-ass. It happens a lot, and brides don’t see that. Unfortunately, brides also might not get a chance to see when a vendor goes above and beyond, because of all the excitement and love in the air, which is understanable. If you have a wedding coordinator or planner, and they did an awesome job throught the entire process, definetly tip them first. They have the hardest job, and do the most work. Also, many brides and their families are broke by the time the wedding rolls around so vendors shouldn’t expect tips in my opinion. The best thing you could do for a vendor that is worth more than any tip, is give em a 5 STAR REVIEW on The Knot.com.