(Closed) How much to budget for reception tip

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wait until after the wedding is over and you have seen everything in action before you decide how much of a tip each vendor has earned.

A gratituity is a tip that is mandatory. Every other tip is optional at your discretion based on the quality of service you received and should not be given until after the wedding is over. You don’t need to tip on top of the gratituity unless they went miles above and beyond for you.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Anytime after the wedding is fine (as in the wedding day itself has passed). You may be too busy the day after and you will be too busy with being pulled a thousand directions on the day of but you can certainly send it a couple weeks or so after with any thank you notes that you send them (assuming that you will be on your honeymoon during that time so just figure them out when you get back and mail them then).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh wow – I just re-read our contract and luckily it spells out “no tipping” (well, not in those words, but pretty much). I feel so blessed right now.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

you’re so lucky there’s no set % on gratuity

my venue explicity includes 22% gratuity on the contract.  being out in San Fran where sales taxes on food is 9.25%, my wedding cost just increased 33% thanks to grauity and tax!

 

 

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