Post # 1
I’m curious for those who’ve been wed and for those about to be, how much are you tipping the usual suspects (Caterers, DJ, Officiant, Stylists, Musicians, anyone else you feel did a fantastic job etc…)
I know it will vary by region, but I’m trying to get a feel for what’s the norm and then I’ll go from there.
Post # 3
We were given "guidelines" for the reception tips:
$3-$5: for the maitre’d who would pass it out to the staff
$75: for Bridal attendant
DJ- $100 for MC, $50 for DJ and assistant
Photograhy: $100 for main photog, $75 for second photog
I just gave a few extra bucks for hair and makeup because it’s their own business and they get all profits anyways.
Post # 4
Related question: if tips aren’t included in my catering costs, do I tip 20% of the total catering bill, or 20% of the cost of hiring the service staff, or….?
Post # 5
what if the reception venue already adds on 20% service fee? do i still have to tip?