Post # 1
We have a wedding coordinator through the venue and I’m not sure how much to tip. The whole thing is like a $3000 package deal, and she works at the venue. That’s her job. So how much should I tip? The Knot said up to $500! My Dear Fiance nearly crapped his pants when I said that. I was thinking $100, but I wanted to see what you ladies were doing. She didn’t really coordinate anything. The venue is a hotel/casino in Vegas and they already have a florist, pianist, and an officiant at the chapel. I picked my add ons and colors myself.
What about the other people? I read that the musician is tipped $20-$50. The amount for officiant varies. Bleh. I don’t want to be a cheap-o, but I don’t want to over-tip either.
Post # 3
I’m interested in hearing answers to this, as well! I’m sorry I’m not entirely useful in answering. 🙂
Post # 4
The only people we’re tipping are our caterer and photographer. We don’t have a DOC or a DJ or musicians or anything. We’ve budgeted to tip them approximately 15%.
The photographer is a great college student, and her rate is extremely low, so we may bump up her tip a little bit depending on if we end up with a little extra money. Our food is just appetizers and a cake, and we won’t have any servers, but our caterer is a great guy and has really bent over backwards to give us a good deal, so he definitely deserves a tip!
ETA: I think $100-$200 is fine for the venue coordinator.
Post # 5
I need to figure this out as well. Our venue takes care of everything but the photography, and I’m not sure if a tip is included in the overall fee. I may tip our photographer because her work looks amazing and she’s really well priced.
Post # 6
I was thinking about tipping just the DJ, bartender and the waitstaff and don’t know how much to tip them. I am already giving my Wedding Party gas money to drive 2 hours to my venue AND paying for her hotel to stay 2 nights AND giving her all my wedding stuff after the wedding. Thats over $500!!! I thought about tippng the photographer and videographer but then I thought what if I didn’t like the photos/video when they came back?