Vendor Tipping

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow..because I am curious too!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@85kym13:  WHAT. There is NO WAY. I would call the coordinator/owner/whatever, and check with him/her on the wording. 18% gratuity for admin work is INSANE!

It MUST be for everyone!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

wow. we were charged about 18% in gratuities to the wait staff but we expected that and it was listed in the agreement. We did not tip any of our vendors on top of what we already paid them. As I understand it, you don’t have to tip vendors if it’s their own business, and at the top of my head, I think all of the vendors we used and who helped us on that day owned their own business. It’s all based on preference though. If you feel exceptionally happy about the service you received, I’d say tip all you want. A family friend on the other hand, had cash withdrawn from the ATM on the day of her wedding to prep for tipping vendors. All about personal preference imo.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@85kym13:  I think a lot of contracts are like this…but they don’t always spell it out so clearly!

My plan at this point is to give $20 to each of the servers (we’re probably going to do a buffet) and $50 to the cook (or the person managing the waitstaff), unless the cook is the owner, and then you’re not supposed to have to tip them, because they are already profiting from your business.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@85kym13:  Your venue is filled with highway thieves! Ugh!

Then I agree–I would $20/servers and $50/cooks. That SUCKS!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Everything was included in our contracts.  The only vendor we tipped extra was hair & makeup.

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