(Closed) Who to tip?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm

My understanding is that you don’t tip people who set their own price and/or are getting the full pay themselves but you tip the employees of those that you are paying. So if your cateror is the owner of the business, you don’t tip, but if the cateror is just an employee of the caterering company, you would tip them. But I could be wrong

Post # 3
1002 posts
Bumble bee

More than likely, you are already tipping the venue/ caterer through the service charge. that’s a synonym for gratuity.

Post # 4
5136 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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southernmc:  below is who we tipped:


Bridal Attendant



Limo Driver

Hair & make up stylist


We didn’t tip the venue/caterer as there was already a 20% service and gratuity included in the price pp

Bartender – we had an open bar but bartender had a glass jar on the bar – so guests were gracious and tipped them

Post # 6
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If I can remember correctly, we tipped our band, photographer, hair, and photobooth.

I was almost going to tip our officiant, as she was very patient with a couple people from our wedding party who were SUPER close to being late for our rehearsal, and she charges extra if people are late. I was so mad at their lateness, and hated to be an inconvenience. But, payment was due at rehearsal and we didn’t give extra the day of the wedding.

Reception venue already had gratuity on our bill, so no additional tip was given.

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