Tipping!

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We tipped our vendors per company not per server or per chef 

Post # 3
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Per company, and not if they own their own. So our dj owns his own company. I’m not tipping him on top of our price because it all goes to him

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Why would you give 18% to somebody who set their own price for their work?  If your photographer thinks their work is worth 1000, then that’s what they get.  If you were paying a company who has multiple employees, then the employee gets paid by the company, and that’s not going to be the price you paid

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

With the exception of servers or bartenders why would you need to tip anyone? Photographer-set their own price, officiant- set their own price, caterer – set their own price, server- probably works for the caterer and did not set their own price so tipping is nice, DJ-probably set their own price. Unless someone is not making a fair wage or went really above and beyond I see no reason to tip them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Before you tip your caterer, double check that you’re not already paying a gratuity amount on your invoice. Most caterers as a standard will already have a gratuity amount included in their quote. 

I will only tip someone who doesn’t own their business, for example a hair stylist or MUA or driver or a delivery person. Anything beyond that they’ve quoted me a price and in most cases already included a gratuity in their quote. If I get exemplary above and beyond service I would probably give them a little extra.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

If you are working out tips as 18% how is it 5k in tips for a 10k wedding?

Peesonally I would just tip the workers, servers, assistants etc

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

 I worked for a catering company who included the tip in their price. None of the servers saw that tip. It went straight to the owner. It was super shady practice. Fi and I are tipping our catering servers in cash because of this. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee

 rachelissilly : You tip 18-20% on the total and divide that up between each person on the staff.   You don’t have to tip each person 18-20% on the total.  

 

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