(Closed) Need advice on tipping

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Bump!

I’m wondering the same thing right now!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ooooo I want to watch this thread too! I’m trying to figure out how much cash we need to put aside…..Also how much are you tipping/paying/donating for the officiant?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

At the salon, I typically tip 25% – so I’m assuming that will hold at least for hair.

For some of these – the photog, the makeup artist, the videog – are they their own business? If not, I would tip.

Limo driver seems covered by the contract, same with venue.

DJ/own business – that was kind of what I was thinking, if all the money is going to him, then maybe a tip if he does a super amazing job?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah – I plan on tipping the hairdresser what I normally would – maybe a little more since she is coming to the hotel.

The photographer owns her own business.

Our venue has a “service charge” of 20% already added on, but said that is not the same as gratuity, so I’m wondering what we should tip the bartenders?

Also, we’re having a buffet, so hopefully there aren’t extra people to tip as waiters?

The band – I was thinking about $50 per person since there are 5 of them.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I forgot to add that we are having a good friend officiate, so there is no charge. We are gifting him and his wife a suite for the wedding night, though.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t tip any vendors as they either owned their own company or the price was included. I did however tip makeup artists and hair dressers.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I asked my wedding planner this exact same thing – – she directed me to her blog (she just wrote up an entire thing about tipping) . . .

So Cal Photographer help

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@wmwsc123:

 

That was very helpful – thank you!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I think if you tip by percentages on the more expensive areas, you’ll be handing out a ton of money that day.

We tipped flat amounts at the end of the night~ $100. each to weddingcoordinator ,maitre’d, bartenders, driver (for 9 hrs.), hair & MU

$50. each to servers

DJ & photographer were mailed theirs seperately

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