Who Should Get Tipped?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: Who all do I tip?
    Photographer : (15 votes)
    15 %
    Bartender : (28 votes)
    27 %
    Hair Stylist : (34 votes)
    33 %
    DJ : (25 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 4
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    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My wedding is still down the road, but much of my career has been spent as a corporate event planner. In general, unless a gratutity is specifically included, you should tip all of the above. That these people may be amateurs is a gray area, but I would err on the side of giving them a little something extra for their trouble – especially if they are friends.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    TIP THE DJ!!! THEY DO GREAT JOBS! My FI was a DJ for 7 years and he rarely got tipped, even though it was a stipulation in every contract. They do hard work and most of the money you pay for the service, goes to the company, not the DJ. They work like a waiter/waitress-don’t get much pay for the service. Even $50-100 is very appropriate for a dj. Also tip your photographer…actually tip them all! They all deserve it lol Smile

    Post # 7
    Member
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @FutureMrsBess:  We tipped our DJ $50-60, he kept the wedding going! The bartender was tipped through out the night, we told him it was okay to put out his tip jar, I had a friend do my wedding hair since I’m also a hair dresser.. Always tip the hair dresser sometimes we count on that extra bit and lastly I would have tipped the photographer had he not tagged on and additional 100 at the last minute.. He basically charged us the tip we would’ve given him lol I always believe if someone is providing a service for you, then tip! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Sorry to bump a kinda old thread but on these lines, how to you go about tipping people? ie. the hair stylist? Do you just pay extra and tell them to keep it…? O.o

    Post # 9
    Member
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee

    @FutureMrsHallam:  I think at the end of the night, your MOH, or father, or husband, (or you, if you aren’t too busy,) are just supposed to hand the person an envelope with the tip inside, in cash. I think you’re supposed to just thank them for their services and hand it over, and they know what it is, and will thank you back. I could be wrong though, but that’s what I’ve read of how people have done it before. 

    Post # 10
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    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @LadyMoriarty:  Thanks for that 😀 I think I just got a new job for FSIL/BM, shes a very people person haha 🙂

    Post # 11
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    We only tipped the hair & makeup stylists.  The others got paid thousands of dollars, so they don’t need to be tipped regardless of how well they did their job.  We paid them up front.

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