Post # 1
I am not sure who needs to get tipped.
Follow bees help me out, this is my dilemma.
My photographer is a family friend, they are also only an ammateur photographer, they do it on the side, they also have a full time job beside photography. So 100% of the money I am paying goes straight to their pocket.
Next my fiance and I are both bartenders so we have bartending friends of course. We are wanting to ask a bartender we know, that is not invited to the wedding to bartend the wedding for us. We both really like the guy and always go to his bar when he is there, but weve only actually hung out with him once so it wont be weird for him to be working our wedding, plus he gives out bartending cards to people as well if they ever need him. So 100% of the money is going to his pocket.
Next I am trying to find a friend to do my hair, they dont have to be an actual hair dresser to me just someone that doesnt good hair on a everyday basis. So 100% of the money is going to their pocket.
Next my DJ, he works for a company, he is doing my uplighting and from the ceremony to the reception.
Who all do you think I should tip and how much?
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Post # 4
My wedding is still down the road, but much of my career has been spent as a corporate event planner. In general, unless a gratutity is specifically included, you should tip all of the above. That these people may be amateurs is a gray area, but I would err on the side of giving them a little something extra for their trouble – especially if they are friends.
Post # 5
TIP THE DJ!!! THEY DO GREAT JOBS! My Fiance was a DJ for 7 years and he rarely got tipped, even though it was a stipulation in every contract. They do hard work and most of the money you pay for the service, goes to the company, not the DJ. They work like a waiter/waitress-don’t get much pay for the service. Even $50-100 is very appropriate for a dj. Also tip your photographer…actually tip them all! They all deserve it lol
Post # 7
@FutureMrsBess: We tipped our DJ $50-60, he kept the wedding going! The bartender was tipped through out the night, we told him it was okay to put out his tip jar, I had a friend do my wedding hair since I’m also a hair dresser.. Always tip the hair dresser sometimes we count on that extra bit and lastly I would have tipped the photographer had he not tagged on and additional 100 at the last minute.. He basically charged us the tip we would’ve given him lol I always believe if someone is providing a service for you, then tip! 🙂
Post # 8
Sorry to bump a kinda old thread but on these lines, how to you go about tipping people? ie. the hair stylist? Do you just pay extra and tell them to keep it…? O.o
Post # 9
@FutureMrsHallam: I think at the end of the night, your Maid/Matron of Honor, or father, or husband, (or you, if you aren’t too busy,) are just supposed to hand the person an envelope with the tip inside, in cash. I think you’re supposed to just thank them for their services and hand it over, and they know what it is, and will thank you back. I could be wrong though, but that’s what I’ve read of how people have done it before.
Post # 10
@LadyMoriarty: Thanks for that 😀 I think I just got a new job for FSIL/BM, shes a very people person haha 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
We only tipped the hair & makeup stylists. The others got paid thousands of dollars, so they don’t need to be tipped regardless of how well they did their job. We paid them up front.