(Closed) Tipping?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

There’s tons of posts on this topic if you want lots of opinions right away, but the general consensus seems to be that you don’t tip those who own their companies.

Your caterer may have a gratuity/service fee built into their contract, so I wouldn’t tip above that.

Post # 4
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Definitely tip your beauty people! We are tipping our officiant. We plan on tipping our photographer if we love her work/she goes above and beyond the day of. In addition to your wait staff, tip the bartenders. Also, don’t forget to tip any musicians/DJs you hire for your ceremony or reception.

Post # 5
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I only tipped my hairdresser. I paid for my bridesmaids hair styles so I told them to just leave the tip which I think is fair. Everything else had WAY too many other fees that I don’t think they deserve tips, unless of course they go out of their way. 

Post # 6
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

And don’t forget any drivers you hire for transportation.

Post # 8
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are paying for our photographer to eat at the reception AND booking her a room for the night even though she lives close enough to drive back if she wanted. We’re also paying her thousands of dollars, so I wasn’t planning on tipping her! As for hair and makeup, 20% is normal I think. Our catering has gratuity and tax built into the PP price, but I believe it’s normally around 20% as well if yours is not included. Drivers for transportation, as a PP said (the company we are using suggested 15-20% for the driver). You CAN tip the officiant, though I certainly don’t think it’s required. 

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