Post # 1
My wedding is in two weeks .. i have a question
Im sure most of you on here know already how EXPENSIVE vendors can be for the wedding. I was wondering who has/hasn’t tipped their DJ/PHOTO and the reasons why. Including their maitre d.
Post # 2
We did not have a DJ and we did not tip the photographer because he owned his own company.
Post # 3
Our photography company, we are having the owners daughter? What would you consider that to be
Post # 4
we tipped the DJ because it’s the norm. We didn’t tip the photographer because she owned her own business.
Post # 5
we didn’t tip anyone that owned their own business and our catering contract specifically stated we weren’t allowed to tip bartenders and waitstaff. We tipped the band only because they gave us a friends and family discount so they were still WAY cheaper than we normally would have paid. Transport drivers also got tips.
Post # 6
Our DJ and Photographers were the owners of their businesses so we did not tip them.
Post # 7
I would consider tipping the maitre ‘d. I tipped all of our wait staff.
Post # 8
I only hired small business owners so they set the price they feel they deserve. Except for the caterer and the contract already includes gratuity. I won’t be tipping any of them. My parents might tip the DJ if he plays enough Michael Jackson for my mom.
Post # 9
I’ve heard you don’t tip anyone who own theirs own business, but I still tipped both my photographer and caterers (both the business owners.) I maybe didn’t tip as much because the owned the business, but I still gave each an envelop with cash. It’s probably not necessary, but they both did a great job and I just think if you’re unsure about tipping you should just do it. It’s the nice thing to do.
Post # 10
The florist and her team that will be coming to set up on my big day – should I tip her/them? It is actually the floral department of a grocery store.
ETA: Also, our DJ will only be running sound for us. What would be the ballpark figure on his tip?
Maybe I should start my own thread! Sorry for hijacking!!