Post # 1
All the posts I’ve found mention that one of the main vendors that should be tipped are the hair/makeup. I’m having trouble with this though because my hair/makeup lady owns her own “business” and is no longer associated with a salon. Because of this all the trials and when she did my e-photo hair and makeup happened at her house. For the wedding, she will be coming to us and bringing 2 other artists to do my maids and moms, but I’m unsure if she is expecting a tip. I paid one flat price for the trials/e-photos and wedding day and the 20% of that is $100+ which I really didn’t budget, the packages was already more than I had originally wanted to spend. All of my maids/moms paid for their own hair and makeup and we paid in advance because she said she needed to “hire” the other 2 artists so that we have enough people.
I totally agree that if someone goes above and beyond what I am paying them for, then I would tip, but if the services are all outlined from the beginning with the price paid that I was quoted, then how would I look if I don’t tip?
Post # 3
@TheFutureMrsRhys: I’m probably not the best to comment on this (my sister will be handling my make up), but maybe if I comment someone with better ideas will chime in too.
I think that tipping is for above and beyond service, or in situations where tips are paying people’s slalary (like at a lot of reasturants). Why would you give someone extra money for doing what you already paid them a generous amount to do? Maybe someone else knows why, but that’s my take on it, sorry if I sound horrible! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with tipping, I just don’t think it’s necessary in all cases.
Post # 4
Personally, I wouldn’t tip the business owner, but I would tip the assistants. Hair and makeup are traditional “tipping” industries, so they will probably be expecting it. However, it doesn’t need to be 20% of the full services. Wedding prices are ridic, so tipping based on them would be crazy (and too much). Depending on how good the assistants are, maybe tip them $10-15 per person that they do.
Post # 5
I do believe that tips are generally expected for hair/makeup especially when they are coming to your house. If you don’t want to give much, then don’t, but I think at least a tiny bit would be expected.