Post # 1
My fiance and I can’t agree on what to tip our ceremony string duet, and that’s mostly because we can’t seem to find what’s standard.
What would everyone suggest? Is it a flat amount? A percentage of their total fee? They’re playing for one hour exactly during the ceremony only.
I would appreciate any guidance!
Post # 3
this may be stupid, but why do you need to tip them? I am paying my ceremony musicians a fee that goes straight to them, I feel like tipping would be redundant. I thought you only tip if they don’t get all of the money you pay.
Post # 4
Hmm, good question. Maybe we don’t need to tip them? I’m not sure! I just assumed we did. What does everyone else think?
Initially, we were thinking $25 each (two people total).
Post # 5
If you’re paying them directly, I don’t think you need to tip them. If you are going through a service or company that sends out musicians, I would tip them $20-25 each!
Post # 6
Based on standard tipping ettiquette, you are are right on. Remember, tipping is up to your discretion and not mandatory. Think of how any of your vendors may have gone above and beyond your standards. For example: during the planning, did you make many changes and were they always accomodating, and always available? If so, tip accordingly.
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Post # 7
I’m going through the musicians directly. One of them is the owner of the service, and the other is a member.
Ahh, I’m still so confused. I think I’ll just give them $20 each and call it a day.