(Closed) How much would you "tip"?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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SarahSarah :  We’re having a similar situation: one of our friends who is a professional DJ will be playing at our wedding for about 2.5 hours. He doesn’t want to charge us anything at all (especially since Fiance has also done some free gigs for him as well). But, we’ll still be giving him $200 in a handwritten card just to show that we appreciate his time and effort. Not sure if it’s proper etiquette per se, but it’s what feels right for us to do. He’s an awesome guy, and we would never want to take advantage of his kindness. Hope this helps! xoxo

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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SarahSarah :  my friend was my DOC and I tipped her $200 in a hand written thank you card as well. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I would thank him for playing by taking him out to a nice dinner.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would add up what the total fee would’ve been, then tip him 20-25% of that amount. If you “tip” him the full cost, I feel like it would seem as though you declined his gift, but if you give an actual tip amount (and call it a tip), it’s more acceptable.

Definitely give a very grateful, handwritten card, as well. And if he’s on Yelp or TripAdvisor, review him – that can always help drive business.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

If you do decide to give a cash tip, maybe give it in a thankyou card with a bottle of wine so it doesnt look like a normal tip but more of a gift (plus he might not open it immediately). Alternatively you could give him a gift instead of cash, or a gift card for somewhere you know he likes.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I agree with 

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LadyBear :  figure out what 20% of his total would be then tip him that amount. 

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