(Closed) Gratuity – would you add more than what the venue is requiring and adding?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

LOL, how generous are you feeling? Ours was 21% on everything so not a chance in hell I was paying a penny more!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think if your services include linens and china rental you’re definitly hitting the 15% on food. What are they charging for servers? I think if it’s included you don’t need to give more unless you think they do an outstanding job and want to thank them accordingly.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours charges a 20% add on fee to the food/drinks, so hell no.

They can figure out how to fairly distribute that among themselves.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ditto!!! My venue charges a 20% “service charge” on everything and tax the 20% too! So no way am I leaving an additional gratuity

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Please make sure that you clarify whether or not the servers get any of that money.  If not, you may want to set aside a little extra for them, particulary if there is one “assigned” to you for the evening.  I plan on bringing some cash with me and asking the servers if they get the money.  If not, I will tip them.  And immediately call the local news.  If they do actually get gratuities, then I won’t worry about it.

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