Which of my vendors should I tip?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

um, all of them.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Jw1724:  as far as i understand the ‘rules’ of tipping you don’t tip vendors who own their own business – but really, tipping is never mandatory and it’s based on service, if you think they deserve a tip then tip them.

Personally, I probably wouldn’t tip the photographer, florist, or videographer unless you think they’ve gone above and beyond. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

colorofmyheart:  Why?

My instinct is to only tip employees on an hourly wage, like wait staff or a coordinator that’s provided by the venue. I don’t see the point of tipping business owners, because it’s their job to go above and beyond. That doesn’t really make much sense to me….

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

charlie486:  Jw1724:  because you are receiving a service. therefore, you tip. i don’t agree with the whole “they own the business” rule. because it’s silly. they’re providing you with a service, they’re spending a lot of time and effort to make your day go smoothly. if they do a good job, you tip them. simple as that.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

colorofmyheart:  But say you paid $3000 for photography services. That entire sum goes right into the photographer’s pocket. They aren’t sharing it with anyone. Why would you tip for service that you’re already paying for?

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I would also add that my family owns a small hospitality business and we refuse tips. It would be embarressing for us to accept any. We just say “Thank you so much, but we’re owners so we can’t accept that” and our clients completely understand that. However, we appreciate it when our employees are tipped. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Jw1724:  charlie486:  i was raised to tip. that’s how i feel- if someone provides a good service to you, you tip them. it’s not how everyone feels, i’m aware of this. however, i will be tipping all of my vendors.

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