(Closed) Tipping Etiquette Help!

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Excited To Bee:  I’d tip 20% for an okay, fast trial, 25% for an okay, slow trial, or 30% for a great trial! Especially if it’s long.

And I have no idea what to do about the planners. I would assume you wouldn’t have to tip, since the owner was overseeing the operation? Like if the banquet manager also owned the building? And a 20% tip, or $160, split 5 ways, is like $30/person, so not a great tip anyway… And since the main planner is the boss, I’m assuming she’d take a bigger cut, which is insane, since she’s making a majority of the profits anyway.

Post # 5
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would defintiely tip for the hair and makeup, maybe a littl on the higher side (25%) if its good.

For the planner, I don’t think you need to tip. Unless maybe you have one person working they wedding and they are really fantastic, then maybe $50 or so. Iwouldn’t do a full 20% on that

Post # 6
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For the hair and makeup I would maybe increase the tip to $30 at least just because I want to show them how grateful I am to save me money!

For the planner I would go ahead and giver her the tip of those chargers she’ll want but if she comes with someone else I would only offer them a tip if they seemed to go above and beyond because they are being paid by the owner who could pass a $ portion of the chargers onto her for a tip.

Post # 8
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have always read that you should tip your planner 20% of their fee. I would not worry about her other employees because you only hired her.

Personally I would tip and let her buy the chargers from you as planned.


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