(Closed) Gratuity or not…

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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.

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