Post # 1
I find this kind of embarrassing, and I don’t know why…
We are having a small wedding at a Bed and Breakfast (about 40) and we have rented out the entire bed and breakfast (rooms for people to stay in as well as 500 dollars for the “event charge”). I am just wondering if it is neccessary to leave a tip or not and how much. It is costing us about 1800 dollars and we are bringing in our own dishes, food, etc. I believe they will be doing the set up of the food and tables but not much else. Does anyone have advice on how to handle this situation?
Any help would be appreciated!!
Post # 3
i think so, if they’re still providing a service. but i’m not completely sure. i’m also having a wedding at a b&b, and they’re including gratuity in the bill.
Post # 4
Is there a service charge included in your contract? This is usually a form of gratuity. If there isn’t, you might want to consider tipping the venue manager for their help in setting up. Will the food be served to your guests by the venue? You can tip the waiters if this cost isn’t already included in the contract.
Don’t be embarrassed, this stuff confuses me too! I’ve done quite a few google searches on tipping myself.
Post # 5
I would think that would be included in the bill? I’d ask the B&B about it. It may be built into your cost.
Our gratuity was 20% but they provided our food. We had excellent service though. I thought it was high at first (most places were 15%) but i was thrilled with them.
Post # 6
My facility is charging us a 25% service fee (they told me it was for linens and things like that), I haven’t asked yet but now i’m wondering if that includes the gratuity. Does it usually?
Post # 7
It depends – at the hotel I work at, we charge a 15% gratuity on the food and beverage total, and a 5% service charge on the entire total before gratuity. The service charge covers the kitchen staff, any damage, etc.
Post # 8
Thanks for all of your input. There was no service charge included in the price.
Also I have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before so I am not sure if people usually tip the innkeepers when they are just staying there…