Post # 1
might not be the right spot to ask but…
a bit of background: we are getting married at a resort on a lake with 20 chalets. most guests(80) will arrive fri afternoon and leave sun by 11am. we will have the ceremony,reception everything at this resort. the owner simply said to us if we can rent out at least half the chalets, we could have free rein of the resort. we have managed to fill all of them. he is not charging us extra for anything. in turn he is not doing any setup or take down…….so question is how much do we tip him?
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
i am referring to the manager of the resort. he is not doing anything beyond what he would be doing if we were just a guest there. we are taking care of everything including food. not even sure if he will have staff, maybe sunday to help him clean the chalets
i feel a bit obligated to give him something for being so accomodating. i was thinking $100 but wasnt sure it that seemed cheap but if you all think he should get nothing then $100 seems ok now. 🙂
Post # 8
I wouldn’t tip him anything, but send him a nice thank you note about his hospitality.
Post # 9
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,
Post # 10
thanks for the imput everyone