(Closed) which vendors to tip?

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Yes, anyone that builds in gratuity (ie. caterer) needs NO additional tip. I found this great article that I saved and would copy and paste, but it’s way too long. But it covers probably most people. Also, I love how it’s set amounts: 10 bucks, instead of the standard 20%. Keeps things in perspective. http://www.theknot.com/ch_article.html?Object=AI980914212902 Good luck!!

Post # 4
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Do you tip the officiant if you’re paying them? We’re paying our rabbi $1000 (she doesn’t have a congregation, so she’s just getting the money to say that we’re married), so it seems strange to me that we would tip her on top of that…

Post # 6
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Ahh yes thank you ladies, I was just wondering this myself.

Post # 7
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

In general, I tipped anyone who wasn’t in business for themself. 

For instance, I didn’t tip my photographer, DJ, or videographer because they all worked for themselves.  I did provide meals for them and gave them all a thank you card, though. 

I did tip my hair dresser, cake baker, officiant, shuttle bus driver, and the parking valets since none of them owned the businesses.  

We would have given a tip to the "house manager" at our reception venue in addition to the gratuity they already charged us, but we were very unhappy with the service so we didn’t give any additional tip. If everything had gone well, we probably would’ve given him about $200.

Hope This Helps 🙂 

Post # 8
16 posts

If you search “tipping” in the search bar at the top, you’ll find several other good sources as this topic has been on the boards before!

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