(Closed) Please Vote on Which Vendors to Tip

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Which vendors should I tip?
    Day of Coordinator : (3 votes)
    30 %
    Venue Waitstaff : (4 votes)
    40 %
    Photobooth Assistant : (1 votes)
    10 %
    Photographer : (0 votes)
    Florist : (0 votes)
    Cake Baker : (0 votes)
    DJ : (2 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 2
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    Meant2Bee:  I didn’t tip anyone, but I did let our DJ eat when DHs dad played part of dinner hour. 

    Post # 3
    982 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

      Meant2Bee:  Hard to vote in that one since we can’t select multiple options anymore, but the general rule is to tip any vendors that AREN’T owners of the business.  Technically, everyone I have contracted with is the owner but based on what I’ve seen so far, I’m still planning to tip my DOC (which is what I voted for).  I may tip our DJ since he’s contracted at a lower rate through venue and if he does as awesome as I think he will, he will deserve the tip.  The caterers and waitstaff already have a 20% tip calculated into the contract.

    ETA: My photographers require meals – its in the contract but I would have done it anyways – and I’m providing a meal to the DJ as well.  And honestly, since it’s a buffet, if the DOC wants to eat, that’s fine with me too.

    Post # 5
    3267 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would tip all non business owners.  So wait staff, photo booth assistant for sure. 

    I didn’t do a percentage of the bill because our bill was huge and would have been way too much for a tip.

    Post # 6
    1220 posts
    Bumble bee

    We tipped all of the above, plus DOC assistant and the videographer. And they all got meals of their choice, same as other guests choices.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  pinkksnow.
    Post # 7
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Tipping all the above and officiant and bartender, and giving vendor meals to those working the reception – DJ, photographer, videographer, photo booth workers. 

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