Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Blog

How much should I tip my wedding vendors?

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 12:45 AM
Tipping Wedding Vendors:
Rain's tipping guide
Who gets tipped and How much?

Tipping your wedding vendors is completely optional and should never be forced on ANY couple. Some vendors do offer tipping as part of their fees, but generally as a rule of thumb great service should dictate if tipping your vendors is warranted.

As in any other service industry, if your wedding vendor does an exceptional job, tips are always appreciated. It's a case by case basis and depends on your individual experience and what you believe to be fair.

In our research we've compiled a number of leading resources on etiquette and tipping to provide you a good general guideline for which vendors generally are tipped and by how much. Individual sites will indicate varying prices but this is a good starting point; and something that you would like  to keep in mind when working on your wedding budget.
.
Tips on Tipping
  • Tips should be given discreetly, in cash, and in individual envelopes.
  • Tips should be distributed by the reception host, best man, or the wedding coordinator right before the vendor leaves.
  • Vendors love thank you cards, kind words and glowing reviews if you enjoyed their services.
  • Read your contracts. Some vendors do include a tip as part of a service fee, when in doubt ask.

Hotel and Catering Staff
  • Caterer: 15%-20% of the total food and beverage bill (Usually included in the contract. Distributed to waiters, waitresses, table captains)
  • Bartender: 10% of bar bill (if separate from catering and not accepting tips from guests)
  • Parking Attendents: .50 - $1.00 per guest
  • Limo Drivers: 10%-15% (sometimes included in package)
  • Powder Room Attendents: .50 - $1.00 per guest

Wedding Professionals (Generally Tipped)
  • Wedding Planners: 10% - 20%
  • Clergy/Officiants: $100
  • Alter Servers: $10 - $25
  • Musicians (Cantors, Organists, Strings): $25 - $50
  • DJ: 10% - 20%
  • Band: 10% - 20%
  • Hair/Make-up: 15% - 20%

Wedding Professionals (Generally Not Tipped)
If out exceptional  service is provided, between 5% - 20% is acceptable for:
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Baker
  • Jeweler
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Seamstress
  • Florist

In the end if they went above and beyond what they were required to do, helped make your day exceptional or otherwise took care of you tipping is always appreciated.

Categories: Little things we love

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

81 Comments

Reply college writing essay
6:32 AM on October 3, 2017 
Glad because it was getting what I wanted, and this blog is supporting, thanks all the authors. Its a good post and getting the whole information. Share you information is good , it is very useful for us
Reply instagram online
11:52 AM on December 13, 2017 
Thank you for sharing! It's very helpful.
Reply NinjaEssay
5:06 PM on February 20, 2018 
Glad to see this post because i was looking for such information. Tipping your wedding vendors is completely optional and should never be forced on any couple. Keep sharing and appreciative such informative posts to keep the people updated about this informative subject .
Reply Fake Watches
12:36 AM on March 20, 2018 
good starting point; and something that you would like to keep in mind when working on your wedding budget.
Reply Harry
9:23 AM on April 18, 2018 
asdasd
Reply black canary costumes
12:38 PM on May 16, 2018 
Here are a couple of high quality Arrow Roy Harper Costumes. They’re more expensive than the typical arrow costumes that are sold at costume/cosplay stores and sites like Amazon and Ebay but it’s only because they actually look better gamora cosplay costume.

Most of the cheaper ones I’ve seen are made of Spandex or Lycra, basically synthetic fiber that’s elastic like rubber but stronger. Most of those sell for under $80. The more expensive ones are made of synthetic or real leather which looks a lot better than the Spandex ones, hence the price. The costume used in the movie is also leather.young justice robin cosplay

Of course, it helps to be in good shape to really pull off the look but I have seen cheaper roy harper costumes with the muscle shadows on them to give the illusion of a fit body which probably looks decent with low lighting and from across the room.thea queen costume
Reply bestaussiwriter com
11:00 AM on June 22, 2018 
You are right. I dream about that day right now. I want my wedding to be perfect.
Reply Smith
11:34 AM on June 26, 2018 
What a good blog here. You have shared a very good article with us i am very happy to read this post and i am looking to see more good stuff. playground safety tile
Reply loemrntdherid1
3:17 AM on July 12, 2018 
This is good site to spent time on .
Reply Assignment writing services
10:02 AM on August 6, 2018 
Thank you for sharing the great information for student. Doesn’t matter if it is a research task, or writing an entire paper from scratch, the effort does take time and commitment.
Reply www.resumesservicesreview.com
9:14 AM on August 10, 2018 
college writing essay says...
Glad because it was getting what I wanted, and this blog is supporting, thanks all the authors. Its a good post and getting the whole information. Share you information is good , it is very useful for us

A wedding vendor is similar to other wedding professional like wedding coordinator. The difference is that the wedding vendors are the one who provides the supplies and services for the wedding coordinators. The wedding photographers are the most common wedding vendor. It is not required to give a tip for the wedding vendors. But it doesn't mean that it is not a good idea to give them an additional fee just to show our appreciation of their hard work on making our wedding more special.
Reply domain 1$
1:21 PM on August 10, 2018 

This site and article very versatile information and I am going to add this site in my favorite and I also share this with my all friends for their knowledge.
Reply Jack
10:32 AM on September 19, 2018 
I am very happy to visit here in the blog. Some people visited to here in the blog review is very good. Thanks for sharing in the information. rubber gym mats at diffrent sizes
Reply loegmrntdherid1
8:04 AM on November 26, 2018 
What a nice post! I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.
Reply Sidon
10:13 AM on December 1, 2018 
I wanted to thank you for this great read!!
games for typing speed free download
Reply net worth
3:33 AM on December 17, 2018 
domain 1$ says...
This site and article very versatile information and I am going to add this site in my favorite and I also share this with my all friends for their knowledge.

michael blakey net worth

jeff kaplan net worth

jeff kaplan net worth

chris d"elia net worth

james rolfe net worth

kirk cameron net worth

chris d"elia net worth

sean evans net worth

erin brockovich net worth
Reply Denca
3:33 AM on January 2, 2019 
Glad to read about this blog. The stories you share on this site are worth to read.
snipping tool ++
Reply <a href="http://2software.net/download-beetalk-for-ios-1243-free-messaging-application-93">beetalk c
4:51 AM on January 4, 2019 
Nice blog. Fantastic! I love this much
Reply jonas
12:36 PM on January 23, 2019 
What a good and informative post here. I am really impressed with this post. I hope you will share more good post with us.Thanks for it.
rubber sheet
Reply Zack
1:17 PM on January 23, 2019 
This is reliable content and i gain a lot information from it. It is really wonderful blog and i will only say thanks to you for sharing it.
http://www.antifatiguemattingco.co.uk/Rubber-Matting/Anti-Fatigue
-Mats