Post # 1
Which vendors do you plan to tip?
I know I want to tip the girls that will be doing hair and make up and the limo driver, but I am really having a hard time wanting to tip anyone else since everything is marked up so much for weddings.
Our venue, for example, is costing us $8,000 because we are having it on a Saturday… Other days/times of the year are a third of the price… I feel like that is tip enough 🙂
Anyone else feel the same way?
Post # 4
I get it, but it still has to be done.
Post # 5
I have to tip my venue??? Oy.
Post # 6
Thank goodness gratuities are already included in the cost of my venue. That would just have me freaking out.
Relucantly I am tipping the photographer, DJ, florist, limo driver, and not reluctantly the hair & make up lady.
I read somewhere that if the photographer owns the business then a bigger tip is not necessary. Is this true?
Post # 7
@miss pizzelle – which vendors are you tipping?
Post # 8
limo and hair salon. No one else deserved a tip or they already had the tip built in (like the caterer, for instance with service charges).
Post # 9
I’m so glad I live in Australia, we don’t tip here. Ever.
Post # 10
We plan on tipping the DJ, the banquet manager and the officiant. The photographer and videographer own their businesses so there’s not reason for tipping them, they’re pocketing the huge amount I will have already given them. And an 18% service charge is included in the final bill for the venue so I don’t even think about that.
Post # 11
thank God, our venue has gratuity added in already…
we will be tipping our hair/makeup ppl, limo driver
(officiant, videographer, and dj – we are gifting because they are close family friends)
photogs and florist already in our costs.
i think that’s it…
Post # 12
Thanks for the responses!! I’m going to take a long look over our contracts today to see if tips are built in… I know that our DJ adds his gratuity in for the evening, but I think our caterer and venue only add a “service charge” which covers the cost of their employees…
I’m still leaning towards photog, limo and hair/makeup……