Post # 1
So who all are you going to or did you tip at the wedding. I am torn because while I feel that they should get paid the price that we pay them and we are on a strict budget and really cant go over…i know it will be expected.
So do I tip the caterer, hair/makeup/photographer/band, who else etc and how much?
Post # 3
I tipped for hair, waitstaff, and limo driver. I gave a small gift to the event coordinator at the venue because I think she went above and beyond. I tipped about 20% for hair and limo and I gave the waitstaff a flat amount that I felt was fair based on the number of people, amount of time, and that it was a buffet. I did not tip photographer, officiant, caricature artist. I didn’t have a DJ or florist, but I wouldn’t have tipped them anyway.
My rule of thumb is always tip in traditional tip driven industries. Other than that, never tip a business owner and never tip someone for just doing their standard job. Also, since wedding prices are inflated, you don’t necessarily need to tip the same % as you would for normal services. Some people may disagree, but this is what I followed.
Post # 4
The Knot has a great cheat sheet for figuring out who to tip: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-budget/articles/wedding-vendor-tipping-cheat-sheet.aspx
Unfortunately, I don’t think you can get away with not tipping them unless the services was really atrocious.
Post # 5
@Beckster329: I’ve been wondering about this too, this is definitly helpful!