(Closed) Tipping help!!! PLEASE!!

posted 12 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

I would tip the servers, bartender, etc. People who "work" for the venue. As far as the florist goes, if you’ve never met her, I guess I wouldn’t tip her. Are you going to be meeting her before your wedding or on the day off? Is she doing anything special for you? I would also ask your venue if they include gratuities in the price, because they might since it’s such a package deal. 

Post # 4
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

Check your contract to see if there’s a service charge percentage already included for catering.  Often times, it’s 18%-21%.  If so, ask them if that charge goes to the venue or to the staff.

If there’s no service charge, or if it doesn’t go to the staff, then I’d highly recommend tipping the lead banquet manager a couple hundred bucks, since they will carry out your vision.

I don’t think it’s necessary to tip the florist.  But even though it’s a package deal, I think it’s a nice token of appreciation to tip the hair, DJ, and wedding coordinator. 

If you are allowing the bartender/valet to accept tips, then you don’t need to tip them personally.  But if you are handling gratuities for your guests, then you should tip both of these people.

It sounds like you’re getting a great all-inclusive deal.  In my opinion, tipping the people who are executing the best day of your life is good karma!  Yes, you are spending a lot of money overall, but in the end, it’s worth a few hundred bucks to tell someone you appreciate them. 

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