- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
When you hire a vendor who is an employee of an agency (ie, a DJ who works for a DJ company, or a photographer who works for a photography firm), you typically give them a tip. I get that.
However, what’s the consensus when that professional is in business for him or herself? Say, you’ve hired a photographer whose name is the name of the company. Or a DJ who works for himself. Or an interfaith minister who is in business for herself. Sure, there’s still overhead, but the understanding with going into business for yourself is that you’re your own boss and you obviously get a bigger cut.
Also, say you’re having your wedding at a venue where the gratuity is included in your per-person fee. Do you tip on top of that?