(Closed) What vendors do you tip?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Which vendors are you tipping?
    Wedding Planner : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Makeup & Hair Artist : (29 votes)
    24 %
    Delivery Persons : (18 votes)
    15 %
    Officiant : (11 votes)
    9 %
    Photographer/Videotographer : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Reception Staff : (17 votes)
    14 %
    Band/DJ : (15 votes)
    13 %
    Bartender : (20 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i got married at an all inclusive resort. i tipped the hair and makeup people, about $15 each. I tipped the wedding planner, about $50. I also gave the wedding planner $50 – 60 to give the dinner wait staff.  Then  I gave the bartender $20.

    Post # 5
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I *think* that if you have an open bar, and you are paying for it, that your guests should NOT tip the bartender– you should leave the standard 20% tip on top of whatever your bill is. But, if your bartender does accept ANY tips, then you should not be obligated to tip on top of that (since you obviously could not know how much tip he had already received.) Which is why it just makes more sense for your guests to not even be allowed to tip him.

    Post # 7
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    You are suppose to tip the vendors that do not own the business. So if they send one of their employees you are too tip them. If they come themselves (therefore making all profit) you do not have to tip.

    Post # 9
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I only tip people who make a low wage and live off of tips. Banquet servers, bartenders, delivery people, ect. Basically people who don’t own the business.

    Post # 10
    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Everyone but my catering staff, DJ, and bartenders are owners. Waitstaff have it built in their bill, so I will only be tipping the DJ and Bartenders.

    My hair and make up person is a fmaily friend (VERY GOOD at her job) and is doing for free, wont take cash, so I am bringing her Harry potter tickets and a cert. for dinner.

    DJ: $100

    Batenders: $50/batender.

    But if I know my dad he will be tipping everyone; the Photog to the random friend with their hand out… lol…. when he drinks hes VERY generous.

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