(Closed) WHO TO TIP?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
75 posts
Worker bee

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
1053 posts
Bumble bee

I tip anyone who provides A service. 

Post # 5
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
720 posts
Busy bee

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. 🙂 

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