(Closed) Who did you tip?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We tipped the hair dresser, the DJ, the limo driver and the photographers. The photographers weren’t mandatory, but they were great, so we did. Same for the limo driver.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

How did you tip the photographer?  Did you wait until after you got proofs back to see how it turned out?  We will owe the last portion of our balance the day of, and I don’t think I’d feel comfortable tipping for a service before knowing the results.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thank you for asking this!  I was just about to post it myself.  Also, how much did people tip the vendors they tipped?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We just put some cash in a card to thank the photographers, and tipped them on the day of – we had already paid everything for our package, and they were very good on the day of as far as sticking around longer and making sure we had the shots we had talked about prior to the wedding day. I never even thought to wait til we saw the proofs!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The only vendors it seems obvious to me to tip are the hair and makeup people and the limo driver (although that is built into our contract already). 

I guess I struggle with the idea of tipping more to people like the florist, photographer, cake baker, etc that I already have a set contract in place with.  Maybe for extraordinary service – but is this necessary if they just fulfill the contract we agreed upon?  And I would certainly not tip anymore to our venue that is also doing our catering and has already incorporated a 21% gratuity.  Is that wrong? 

I guess it would make sense to tip the delivery people for the cake and flowers, but I wouldn’t even be there when that occurs.

I’d love to hear more thoughts on this or from brides that got married and already did this.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our limo driver gratuity was built into the contract, but we tipped him some additional on top of that since he had to do one extra trip between the ceremony and reception since the shuttle drivers from the hotel stranded my brothers and my niece at the ceremony location! And then they stranded the whole bridal party and parents at the reception for an hour and a half after the wedding ended, even though the hotel was only 15 min from the reception hall!!! Needless to say, we did NOT tip the shuttles!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think the knot has a list somewhere on its website regarding which vendors should be tipped, and how much.

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