(Closed) Tipping Etiquette

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t because they were the owner of their own business and you aren’t required to tip the owner of their business.

Post # 4
Member
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree we are not tipping our photographer because it’s her business.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve read if the photographer is the owner of the biz – no tip. If it’s an associate of the biz then to tip at your discretion.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

we did both with the same person, the owner of her own business and still tipped

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t think you tip a photographer. You pay their fees and wouldn’t even know if they did an exemplary job until long after the event. Of course tips are something that you can always do, but it shouldn’t be expected. My videograqpher put a tacky line in an email (we hired him through a service) that said tips were appreciated. I think some wedding vendors take advantage of folks and try to get an extra piece of the wedding cash-flow.

Post # 8
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806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you can tip if you feel like it, but it’s not “standard” the way tipping your caterer/meal servers/bartenders is.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

No, I don’t think that is required.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

you dotn have to because its their business (as previously stated) but i feel that anyone that goes above and beyond their call of duty deserves a tip of some sort – even if its not cash.  i worked with a designer/coordinator for my sisters shower, and she owns her own business, but went so over the top with everything that i wanted to show my appreciation for all her hard work.  i got her a gift certificate for a foot massage and pedi.  not super expensive, but htoughtful.

Post # 11
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Newbee

I did not tip our photographer because she was the owner of the business.

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