- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016
Hi Bees! I have a question about proper tipping for the venue. Our venue is handling basically everything we need in one big package- so we have one contract and total price that includes dinner, bar, wedding cake and vendor meals. The contract includes things like setting everything up, servers for dinner and cocktail hour, bartenders and we have a wedding coordinator assigned to us by the venue. In our contract, a 12% gratuity and an 8% administrative fee are included in the total final price. The part I’m confused about is that they included this 12% fee for gratuity but they also specified at the bottom that “the 8% adminstrative fee does not represent a tip or gratuity for wait staff employees or bartenders”. It gives me an icky feeling that they charged me a 12% gratuity as well as this 8% administrative fee (no idea what that is for) and then are not so subtly hinting that I should include more for tip on top of that. So should I and if so, how much?