(Closed) how much to tip

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

What are you tipping for? Are you talking about the owner/wedding planner himself or the staff? What are they doing for you – just the ceremony set-up or serving food? 

Post # 4
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldnt tip the owner anything. He is not providing a service, simply a location of which you are already paying for. And to back that up you typically do not tip owners of businesses as they make more money than their staff.

I would only tip his staff/service people. IE valet/servers/bellhop etc.

Post # 5
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I’m glad that we are not expected to tip in Australia.

I’d find it too hard to know how much to give.

I think that you are paying them enough already and I wouldn’t but may be a nice thank you note after the event. 

Post # 8
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I wouldn’t tip him anything, but send him a nice thank you note about his hospitality.

Post # 9
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

As others have said, when it is the Owner of an establishment then there is no obligation / requirement to tip… as we assume he is making money off the operation (otherwise lets face it he wouldn’t be in business)

One however does typically tip those who are in the Service Industry… so if there were Bellboys, Chambermaids or Food Servers / Waiters.

Otherwise, I think you are good to go with a nice Thank You card when all is said & done… maybe send him a Wedding Pic (people in the Wedding Biz like to advertise their services, and sometimes that is by reproducing the notes etc on-line… or just hanging them up in their Office).

Rather than tip… what you can do, that is just as IF NOT MORE effective is write On-Line Reviews on this company after the Wedding.  If they are positive, well then obviously the Business that those bring in will far outweigh any tip you would have given him (worth more than just $ 100)

There are many sites on-line where you can do so… including right here on WBee.

Hope this helps,


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