Post # 1
So I got my tips ready for –
People who are delivering/setting up chairs – $20
Caterer – $50 (plus whatever was included on the bill)
Florist (made 4 bouquets and deliver) – $30
Photographer – $50
Second shooter (photography) – $50
Since I won’t be there when the florist and chairs come, I gave the envelopes to FH who brought them to his aunt who is running everything. Future Mother-In-Law found out we were tipping people and got mad saying nobody needed a tip. I thought I wasn’t giving enough! But she’s mad that we are tipping at all. Does what I have sound right? Or am I tipping people that don’t need to be tipped? I will tip the hair stylist the morning of myself.
Post # 2
whatevergift410 : if they are business owners, they don’t need to be tipped (since they set their own prices, and 100% of it goes to them). so if your photog or florist owns their business, then skip the tip (though if they do an outstanding job, a thank you gift is always nice). definitely tip the second shooter, even if you dont tip the photog though (unless the second shooter is a co-owner of the business)
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2019 - Saint Louis, MO
This is actually a great question. I thought you only tipped vendors that did not include a service charge. I know the caterer I am interested in charges a service fee and the venue charges a gratuity fee for bartending but I was wondering how that works for other vendors.
Post # 4
ebonyt93 : I guess I always figure I’d rather have them be surprised with a tip over them being disappointed because they expected one and didn’t get it. I’ve worked jobs where tips were never expected but rarely I would get one. Always made my day.