Wedding gifts for vendors [Elopement]

posted 1 month ago in Guests
Post # 2
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Cash. Just give them cash. 

Unless you know them well enough to get them something uniquely tailored to their interests. But even then cash. 

Post # 3
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6624 posts
Bee Keeper

Arent you paying them for their services? I personally dont think its appropriate to “gift” hired vendors anything, and I really dont think theyd care that much about a $30 trinket. Just pay them, tip if appropriate and enjoy your wedding. 

Post # 4
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9044 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Just give them a generous tip.

Post # 6
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3284 posts
Sugar bee

It’s normal to tip hair, makeup, and officiant with cash.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I tipped 20%. You can just have an envelope ready for each person and give it to them after they finish their service or just stick it in the mail.

p.s. I guarantee you they would all prefer cash over gift certificates.

Post # 10
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335 posts
Helper bee

Honestly they’re nice because they’re being professional. You’re their client, that’s it. As pp said, give a generous tip and that’s it

 

Post # 12
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639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

The sentiment is sweet, but just tip them 15 to 20 percent in cash. In an envelope. That’s standard for weddings. No gift card. As professionals, they probably have everything they need and shop at pro stores

Post # 13
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419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

shetlandshake :  are you a photographer in the wedding industry and don’t regularly get cash tips?? Are you in the U.S.?  But anyway, I agree you should tip in cash and rather than a small gift, a heartfelt thank you card and a glowing review wherever they advertise (yelp, social media, etc) would probably be very appreciated. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Cash.  Just cash.

If you don’t know them well enough that you have to ask strangers on the internet who have never met them what a good “personal” gift would be for them, you don’t know them well enough to give them a “personal” gift then obviously. 

Give them cash and tuck it into a nice card with a thoughtful handwritten note.

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