(Closed) How much should I tip?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Would you tip and how much?
    No tip : (10 votes)
    48 %
    $20 to each server, $40 to event captain, kitchen person : (5 votes)
    24 %
    $50 to each person : (6 votes)
    29 %
    Other (suggestion listed below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 6
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m not planning on tipping over the service charge at this point. Mine charges 20%, that’s plenty! 

    Post # 7
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We are planning to tip servers and bartenders and our banquet captain.  Our venue has a service charge but it doesn’t cover tips for any of the staff.  I was planning about to tip about $20 per server, $30 per bartender, and between $50-75 for the banquet captain.  I had not thought about the kitchen staff  Maybe I’ll ask our DOC about that one.

    Post # 9
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My good friend works for a catering company and she’s advised that when there is a service charge, there is no need or expectation tip.  If someone goes above and beyond, then she said it would be appropriate to tip that person.  Just one opinion…

    Post # 11
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    hmm..that’s weird it doesn’t include tips for them!  I wonder how much they get paid per hour?  Around the Cleveland area banquet servers make around 15.  And bartenders usually have a tip jar.  I would call and ask if most people tip the wait staff or not?  I wouldn’t think about it with a service charge included, but it would probably make their night.

    Post # 12
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I did not tip anything in addition to the 18% service charge.

    Post # 16
    53 posts
    Worker bee

    If your service charge doesn’t go towards tips, you should definitely tip. I’d say $50 for your servers & tip the bartender depending on how much he got tipped during the night (keep an eye on the tip jar maybe?). I feel like the event designer wouldn’t need a tip but that’s because I’d equate their services with a wedding planner, & I don’t think you usually tip them. 

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