- Cheesecake IceCream
- 7 years ago
I’m curious… who actually follows the “Gratuity Rules” (oops, guidelines!) posted on the Knot or etiquette websites?
To be honest, my fiance and I have not factored tipping into our budget. If/When we do tip, it will most likely be after the fact. How will I know how great my photographer really before I see the photos? For the DJ, I won’t know how great he is until the last song he plays… what if he screws up at the last minute? Does he still get a pre-money filled envelope with a full tip? I believe tipping is not mandatory but is earned and should be based on service actually provided… so I want to give though to the gratuities instead of just filling envelopes in advance based on some guideline posted on the knot.
Thank goodness our venue is a no-tipping facility. I can’t imagine having to tip ALL wait staff + maitre D + attendants + bartenders, + + and + after already paying a 22% hours charge (which doesn’t include gratuity).
What have you experiences been? How did you choose how much to tip and when?