(Closed) Tips – who and how much?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 5
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would follow the guide the pp linked you to, it will be very helpful.

Post # 6
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@redheadem:  I actually just happened to come across that yesterday when we were trying to figure out how much we would have to tip the band/dj so I’m not sure if there is anything else saying otherwise but I trust The Knot!

Post # 7
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was just trying to figure this out yesterday! In addition to The Knot article already posted, here’s the Real Simple Guide to Wedding Tipping.

Here’s what we decided:


  • Hair/makeup artist – 15%
  • Venue staff – 15% of food and beverage total
  • String quartet (ceremony/cocktail hour only) – $40 per musician
  • Photographer – 10% (she’s the owner, but we wanted to give her something)

Not tipping:

  • Officiant – he isn’t allowed to accept payment (we will give him a small gift)
  • Florist – she’s the owner, plus, it’s a tiny contract for personal flowers only, i.e., bouquet, bouts, and corsages (no setup)
  • DOC – she’s the owner

Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely agree with The Knot.  Maybe grandma would appreciate a nice meal in the new house or a small gift rather than a tip though?

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