Post # 1
We are having a very small wedding, and foregoing a reception.
We have spent so much since we paid for our entire wedding, plus the costs of our family (dresses, hair/makeup, hotel). We don’t have much left over for tipping.
I’ve heard if a vendor is independent/owns their own business, you don’t have to tip. Here’s our breakdown:
Photographer. Owns business. Hired time is 4 hours. Cost $2,000.
2 Hair stylists.
#1 Hair Stylist. Independent. Hired time is 1 hour. Cost $100.
#2 Hair Stylist. Works For Salon. Hired time is 3 hours. Working on 2 people. Cost $650.
#1 Musician. Owns Company. Hired time is 1 hour. Cost $400.
#2 Musician. Employed by Musician #1.
Transportation/Driver. Employed by company. Hired time 3 hours. Cost $850.
Who should I tip out of that list and how much?
Post # 2
SprinkleDonut: we tipped the following:
DJ : $300 (he can divide the tip with his crew how he sees fit-he owns his company so I will let him decide)
Photographer: $100 to each photographer and we had 1 videographer ($300 total)
Musician : we wanted to give them $50 but they were out of the church before we could even thank them
Limo Driver: $50 (we had to pay the minimum for 3 hours but we only used them for an hour)
Bridal Attendant: $100
My hair and makeup was done at the salon, I think I gave her $20 or $40, I can’t remember. I hated how much I paid for my hair and makeup, I feel they jack up the price for no reason just bc you attach wedding to it.
Post # 3
I tipped my hairdresser. Something went wrong here and I ended up paying her like double what I owed her. I think maybe a bridesmaid didn’t pay or something. I gave my wallet to my bridesmaid to pay her since I was busy with the photographers and my wallet was empty after when it shouldn’t have been. Oh well.
We tipped the DJ and the limo driver. That’s it – gratuity (15-20% don’t remember) was included in our venue price for servers and bar.