Post # 1
Do you tip people who own their own businesses? My videographer & photographer both own their own businesses. My tip is included with the caterer. Our cake is being done for free by a family friend. Tip? Nice thank you gift? Our minister is our cousin, who is also doing it for free. Tip? Nice thank you gift? Do I tip the DJ at the end of the night? Family friend is helping us with the rehearsal & wedding day coordination. She has asked we pay for her gas (she lives 30 min away). What kind of gift do we get her?
NO CLUE hahaha, thanks in advance everyone! All suggestions welcome.
Post # 2
I think it’s all up to what you feel is right!
I read and heard from our day-of-coordinator to tip photographers, even if it’s their own business. We tipped $150 because we loved our engagement photos and working with him – I think $100-200 is the norm.
Cake – we did not tip but since yours is being done for free by a family friend I think a nice thank you gift is good.
Officiating – typically you do tip, or give a donation to the church. My stepdad officiated so we got him a nice gift.
DJ should get tipped if he/she did a good job. We tipped $150 because he did a great job.
Coordinator friend – definitely give a nice gift if all she asked for is gas. Since she is a family friend I think anything from $100+ to a spa gift certificate or something else you think she may like would be appropriate.
We also tipped our florist $100 (she runs her own business too). But this all depends on if you are pleased with their services and what you feel comfortable tipping!
Post # 3
I own an event business where I often perform at weddings. My rates are not cheap so sometimes people don’t tip. Often people do. From my standpoint as a vendor we LOVE to get tips. Tip away! lol
Post # 4
I tip anyone who provides A service.
Post # 5
I do not think you need to tip a vendor who owns their own business, but you should write a reference letter for them if they did a god job. I would be sceptical of what the DOC said, recognizing that she is part of their industry.
Post # 6
Most of my wedding was a package type thing. I tipped the people who really I thought went above and beyond. My wedding planner, and the DJ just a little something to say thanks. My Photographer was amazing he got the biggest tip he went way above and beyond.
If they didn’t then I wouldn’t have gave them anything but, I really dont think there are any rules to it. We just did what we thought was fair or wanted to give them More. 🙂