Post # 1
Just got back from my honeymoon and the wedding was just perfect, better than I ever could have imagined!
And I’m back to my ever-reliable source for advice. Our photog owns their own business and they did an AMAZING job! I didn’t get to tip them the day of and am wondering what’s expected. To be honest I’m on a very tight budget and am wondering if it’s be terrible to send a card or a thank you gift instead. They are also going to be doing my sister and best friend’s wedding on my recommendation. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
If an photographer owns their own business, they are not expecting a tip. Most do not recieve a tip, either. I think a thank you card is enough; that is all I am planning on giving my photographer. If they do work for a larger company, though, I do believe some people tip.
Post # 4
It’s been said here before, so I will be concise and say that a tip is (truly) never expected, but it’s a very pleasant surprise.
For your particular situation, a glowing review in a thank you card would be most appreciated. If you want to go the extra mile, get them a pass for a massage. We photographers can really use a good massage after a wedding!
Post # 5
We did tip our photographers because they were so great, and they traveled to our wedding and got hotel rooms without charging us. Our photogs own their own business, so I don’t think the tip was expected, but we had budgeted for it from the very beginning, so we had the money available. You can send them a nice thank you note, and make sure to offer to give them referrals, and go online to places like wedding wire and give them good reviews. Reviews and referrals are the lifeblood of these kinds of businesses, so they will appreciate it.
Post # 6
So if the photographer is an employee, how much should you tip?