who/how much to tip?

Hi everyone,


I'm having a destination wedding in Maui and I was wondering, since it's been said, that we should tip those that help out w/ our wedding.  Does anyone know a good amount for each and to whom I should tip??  And if not a tip, what would be a good present for them?  Here's all I think that are part of it:


1)  minister


2)  harpist


3) day-of coordinator


4) our Maui liaison 


5) photographer


6) videographer


 


I think that's it...I'd appreciate any help I can get!  Our wedding is just next week!!!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:10 pm
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Info from my Weddings for Dummies book (its pocket sized!)


You don't need to tip the videographer or photographer if they're self-employed. You've negotiated a fee and that's it. If they work for a larger company, then they won't see 100% of what you're paying, so it's nice to give a tip around $100. I'm guessing you can use you judgement there and pay a low percentage.


Ceremony musicians: 15% of the fee


Clergyperson: $25 to $50 depending on the size of the wedding. (I'm not sure how the size of the wedding would matter, but that's what it says.)


DOC: 15% to 20% of the fee


It doesn't say anything about a liasion, but depending on how much work and/or time they spend helping you out, maybe 15% too? Or $25 to $50. I'm not sure there.


Good luck!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 7:00 pm
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Thanks!  That was very helpful!

Posted on July 31, 2008 at 7:44 pm
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I am in Maui... for some free tours of the island you can check out my Maui Wedding Week page on my http://mauiofficiate.webs.com/yourmauitrip.htm page

Posted on July 31, 2008 at 9:30 pm

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