(Closed) Question on Tips

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Priest – I think $50-75 is too low. We had a Justice of the Peace perform our ceremony and it was the cheapest one around and cost us $300.  We tipped him $100 on top of it.  My family typically makes donations of $500-1000 for rabbis that perform wedding ceremoies.

Pastor – I think a more personalized gift makes sense since it is your cousin. I’d probably do a keepsake of sorts (maybe a framed picture from the wedding) and then a nice gift certificate to his favorite store or restaurant.  

Musician – we tipped all our musicians (we had a flute/harp duo for ceremony and cocktail hour, a 3 piece jazz band also at cocktail hour, and a 10 piece band for reception).

Yes you should tip the caterer. I equate service charges to wages paid to servers for working the event, along with set up/clean up, not tipping. You should tip on top of it. 

Also tipped MUA and hair stylist, as well.

I’m not sure what my parents did as far as tipping for photographer/cake baker/florist.  I doubt they tipped the florist though because they were not happy with her!


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