(Closed) Should I tip a seamstress working out of her home?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I tipped my seamstress and she worked out of her home.  I’m not sure if it’s customary, but she did a great job and so I gave her an extra $20.00.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Tip her the same as you would tip someone at a alteration shop.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

tipping? Are we supposed to tip???

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m curious to know what the hive says about this.  I didnt even think about tipping my seamstress who also owns her own in-home alterations shop… Hmm…

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would tip anyone who took the time to do something for me regardless of their location.  They’re hired by you.  Their services are for you.  My baker was a co-worker who did a magnificent job out of home.  I tipped her $20.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

No, she is likely keeping all of the profit if she is doing it out of her home. You don’t tip the manager of a shop, so you wouldn’t tip someone self employed. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Since she’s the owner, she’s making all the profit.  Wouldn’t she charge you the amount she wants to make?  You could tip her if she went above and beyond what you wanted, but I wouldn’t think it’d be a mandatory tip… but i dunno…

@Rouquine: Isn’t the payment itself what you give her in exchange for her services?  Not being snarky btw, just confused.

@Tangled:  Seriously.  I am so clueless about all the tipping rules.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My seamstress altered my dress out of her home.  She was very very sweet and accomodating.  I didn’t tip her though, but I did bring her flowers on the day I went to pick up my dress.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lolot:  No one said it’s mandatory.  I just mean that it doesn’t matter the location of the service being performed.  If you feel like tipping then you should.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

If you feel you should tip, then do so.

Tipping “rules” from a waitress…

1) Bartender,Waiter,Server in the US: ALWAYS TIP THEM.

2) Hairdresser/MUA: Tip them.

3) DJ/Band/Photographer/seamstress…kind of 50/50 here so use your discretion. I’d tip any of these people if they were at an event I did not set up, but say I wanted a picture or song played, tip. If my seamstress went above and beyond, I’d tip. If you are asking more than what a normal job would be, tip.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t tip when I get alterations done. There’s never a tip line in the receipt, and I just never thought about it! I had my dress alterations done at the dress shop, and also – no line for the tip. I just didn’t do it. Didn’t even think about it until now.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I might be the bad guy here but for any service other than that of “Food Service” Tipping is a dirty word for me. Who made up these tipping rules?… I can’t for the life of me figure out why we are tipping half of the people we tip these days. Is it cause someone, somewhere that once did the job put out a jar and thus that became a tipable industry?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

i tipped my seamstress because she did soooo much work for me for a realllllly good price. I felt she deserved more 🙂 

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Of course. 

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