(Closed) Who do you tip?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly, it is really up to you.  I tipped the coodinator at our reception (above the 20% tip) because he really went above and beyond. I also gave our reception serves an additional $100 each above the 20% because we stayed an extra 1.5 hours and everyone was really nice about us staying.

I tipped our dj (he owns his own company) because he did such a good job (literally, the dance floor was packed for the entire night.)

I tipped our hair people (they own their own business, but brought several other hair dressers with them).

I tipped our DOC (owns her own company) b/c she helped with the ceremony set up (she was not contracted to do that – I had my own people do that) and, again, went above and beyond.

Honestly, I have heard of the whole “if they own their own business, then don’t give them a tip,”  but I was so completely pleased with every single one of my vendors that I was happy to tip.  All in all, we spent ~$1500 in tips.

Granted, tips were in cash and in separate envelopes.  If anyone had done a poor job, I would not have tipped them.

Post # 4
8669 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

No one- we don’t tip here. You get paid to do your job period!

But I got married in the USA so we tipped everyone even the owner/operators but that was because they all did a fantastic job and went above and beyond for us.

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