(Closed) Do you tip the band?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

It depends how long they’re playing for and how much you’re paying them, but as a musician, I’d say that for a full reception, a tip of $50 per person would be much appreciated and appropriate.

Post # 4
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Here’s what it says on The Knot: "Musicians (ceremony and reception): Whether an organist or string quartet is accompanying you down the aisle, if you’re cutting a rug to a 12-piece swing band or a single DJ, tipping the musicians is completely optional. If you do decide to "show them the money," calculate $20 to $25 for each member." taken from this article: http://www.theknot.com/ch_article.html?Object=AI980914212902. But since GorgesViola is a musician, that may be the going rate these days

Post # 5
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m doing $20 per person in a small red envelope.  There are 8 band members, so along with their meal, it all adds up. 

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