(Closed) So a service charge is NOT a tip?posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
- 8 years ago
Ours had it clearly spelled out in the contract, so we knew they were seperate and not interchangeable.
We didn’t allow tip cups on the bars and told them we’d take care of the bartenders at the end. The caterer provided one server for every 2 tables, and they were constantly swoooping in and clearing things, bringing refills,etc., so did much more than a standard waitress or waiter at a normal restaurant. They were also there for hours before the wedding began, setting up and being generally helpful, and did the same after it ended.
My brother was a hotel restaurant manager for years and agreed that we should tip individually at the end if they were good at their jobs. They were,so we did.
We also tipped the chefs, DJ, photographer and driver, maitre’d and venue coordinator,plus the MUA and hairdresser. It all adds up by the end of the day!
If there is no gratuity on your contract, they may just be assuming you know it isn’t included.
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