(Closed) Should I tip these vendors?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who should we tip?
    Photographer : (13 votes)
    14 %
    Photo Assistant (2nd Shooter) : (14 votes)
    15 %
    DJ : (20 votes)
    21 %
    DJ Assistant : (12 votes)
    13 %
    Photobooth Owner : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Photobooth Assistant : (10 votes)
    11 %
    Florist : (10 votes)
    11 %
    Florist Assistant : (8 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Always tip. There are no exceptions in my book.

    Post # 3
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    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I say tip photographer and 2nd shooter than dj and florirst. 

    I don’t think you need to tip the photobooth guy unless he is going to be there the whole day monitoring his photobooth. 

    Post # 4
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    1604 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I do not think you have to tip the owner of any business.   That is pretty standard.  

    Post # 5
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    442 posts
    Helper bee

    I had no idea you had to tip vendors, aren’t they expensive enough as they are lol! Maybe I’m just clueless but I wouldn’t  🙂

    Post # 6
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    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I agree with PP, they’re costly already but I know you’re supposed to tip regardless. I wonder how much you tip them normally. My photographer (including second shooter) is $3500 where my DJ is about $1600. How did you all tip?

    Post # 7
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    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    highschoolhoneys: Im not cheap by any means but idk about the tipping they all are pricey as is it. I will send them a thank you card that will be all. 

    Post # 8
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    758 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve heard that since a business owner sets their own prices, you don’t need to tip them.

    When there’s an assistant, I’d probably add a small tip, but not 15% (because $15% for a $4000 photographer is way too much additional money). It’d more likely be an extra $100 I’d throw in.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    highschoolhoneys:  I don’t think you need to tip people who are the owners of their own business as a ‘rule’.  We tipped our DJ and that was it. 

    Post # 10
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    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

    highschoolhoneys:  I would just tip the DJ and photographer 🙂

    Post # 11
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    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would til all of them except the owners of the businesses.

    Post # 12
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    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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