Post # 1
I was talking to FI last night about tipping the vendors on the wedding day & I was wondering:
How much did you pay per vendor? How much did you tip them?
I know the rule is you typically dont tip owners of businesses, so that leaves me to tip: Hair stylist, MUA, 2 Videographers, DJ, 5 Servers, 1 Bartender, Limo Driver, & employees of the venue that help setup/tear down tables.
Any advice on how much you tipped would be great! Thanks bees!
Post # 2
Barbiestylez: You’re tipping the waitstaff/bartenders? I was definitely not planning on doing that… is that the norm? I would need to shill out TONS extra as it’s a full service venue with a huge staff! I literally cannot do that. :/
Post # 3
springbride23: I think I have to… LOL Im probably going to be dropping 1500-2000$ on tips.. Its kind of making me want to cry. But I know these people work hard, so I feel like I should. I read somwhere that some catering companies include a service fee in the contract — I need to grab mine and read through it but I dont remember being told about any fee and we discussed tipping the staff with the catering manager. Maybe read your contract and see if you have a service fee?
Post # 4
Barbiestylez: Yeah, almost $1000 worth of gratuity is already included. I forgot about that, PFHEW.
Post # 5
springbride23: Yea mine doesnt include anything about gratuity… Im screwed LOL
Post # 6
Barbiestylez: The limo company, and the venue included tipping in with our overall package price. I assume it was 20% or so. Beyond that, we did not worry about giving any extra, outside of what guests may have tipped the bartendars that night. (I know that my Uncle tried to give a server a $20 for his outstanding job at ensuring the table was clear, and the server could NOT accept it under any circumstances…)
Photographer/videographer sat down for a meal at the reception of their choosing. They considered that their tip, as did I. When I go to see my pics, I will probably bring them a gift card, or 6-pack (they love beer!).
Hair stylists were friendors whom are beauticians. This was their gift to me, and REFUSED to take a tip, but I had $20-$40 set aside per gal they did, which was ‘leftovers’ for me I suppose. The make-up artist was tipped $200 for 9 people total, including myself.
Finally, I tipped the DJ’s $50/each. I offered a meal, but they said they rarely have time to eat, so I gave them their tip that equated the meal approximately…
Hope this helps!
Post # 7
DJ: $3000 and we gave them each $100 tip
Maitre’d: included with venue but we tipped a few thousand. It was for him and the lighting people
Hairdresser: $200 for day of and I tipped $40 even though she runs her business. She did a lot.
MUA: $1600 no tip for her but she brought in a 2nd artist since there were 9 of is so we tipped that artist $50 (she was only there 2 hours)
photographer: $3700 but no tip bc she owns her business
videographer: $1900 I think but no tip bc he also owns his business
officiant: $400 and I tipped $60-65 I think
harpist: $300 and we tipped $50
flowers: don’t remember…maybe around $3000 no tip but we tipped the delivery guys (don’t remember the amount bc my mom gave it to them)