How much are you all tipping your venders?
*DOC, DJ, photographer, photo booth attendant, band, other???
Thanks my girls!
I think it depends on if they own the business, if they go above and beyond, and some actually already haev it built in. (like my caterer did)
Wow! I was just thinking of tipping the limo driver, hair and MUA. I never would have considered out string trio!
This is very useful information. *saves*
This is awesome! Thanks!!!!!
Thanks Chances! What about Bartenders? We have to provide our own bartender and the alcohol. So how does that work?
photo booth attendant (didn't have one, but we did have a chocolate fountain attendant) $25
band (had a string quartet for ceremony only) $40
Banquet Manager $75
Each server $25
Rolls Royce Drivers (we had 2) $40 each
We just tipped the limo driver. She did a great job of helping me get in and out of the limo with my poofy dress.
Great information! Thanks for the post!
Great post Chances....I didn't even THINK of some of those
We left our thank you cards for vendors at home and I told them all this so they didn't think I was stiffing them, but our day was so great I'd like to make sure I am generous enough to show my appreciation now that our wedding is over. I am specifically interested in what to give our 2 banquet managers that were equally as great, our DOC that was fairly inexpensive $600 and our Photographer...which I see says is not necessary, but she did have an assistant with her and she did such a phenomenal job I want to get her something anyway. Can you guys give me an idea of what would be acceptable? I want to send off their cards ASAP. Thank you!
chances thansk for your list I totally used it. here is what we just tipped everyone:
van driver - $60 (which was about 20%)
photobooth guy - $60
ceremony musicians $20/each
photog associate - $160 ( we didnt tip our photog, just her associate. he was awesome and did such a great job!)
dj - $160 (also did an amazing job)
Venue (which included all servers for 19 tables / bartender / banquet manager & other staff)
Thanks Pink that helps me a lot with the photog and DJ.
Our final tab already included 18% for gratuity, so I was covered for servers and bartenders and I guess technically the managers. However, for the last year they have been amazing and so responsive and they really did a fabulous job. I just don't know what to do with them and our DOC.