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Help!! What do I Tip My Vendors?
Tipping can be overwhelming and at times, forgotten when planning your budget. That is why I have created a Tipping Table, to help you know what and when to Tip your vendors! These are simply recommendations - you should always do what you feel is right!
When To Tip
10%-20%, up to $500 or a nice gift
Hand an envelope at the end of the wedding night or a thank you note with a check after the honeymoon.
Hair and Makeup Artists
15%-25% depending on service quality
End of the service provided.
Delivery and Set up Staff
$5-$10 per person
Provide cash envelopes ahead of time to the individual accepting deliveries.
Expected (Depending on Officiant)
Donate $100 - $500 to Synagogue or Church. For the officiant, a tip of $50 - $100. (You may want to give more depending on how much time you have prepared together)
Most fees are given prior to the wedding. If not, then hand an envelope to a responsible attendant such as your wedding planner to has the Officiant after the ceremony.
Optional, yet preferred
$25 - $35 per musician and $50 - $150 for DJs
An attendant or wedding planner should tip them at the end of the wedding night.
$50 - $200 per vendor
Tip them at the end of the wedding night.
Attire Alterations Professionals
$20 - $30
Give an envelope at your final fitting.
15% - 20% of the food/drink fee. $200 - $300 for the Maître D’
Typically, it will be included in the contract. If not, have your wedding planner or attendant hand it to the Maître D' at the end of the wedding night.
Optional (Contract Based)
10%- 20% of the food/liquor bill split between the staff.
Distribute tips at the end of the night. You could also provide the staff with their tips prior to the reception.
15% - 20% of the total bill
At the end of the last ride.
$50 - $100, or a small gift
Send them a Thank You note with the tip enclosed after your wedding day.
General Wedding Tipping Tips
Contracts - Read them closely as some gratuities are included in the overall price and no additional tips are required.
Reviews - Writing a positive review goes a long way!
Destination Weddings - Learn the local customs and traditions and make sure to Tip in the correct currency.
Photos - Sharing your photos is greatly appreciated by your vendors and is a great way to show your appreciation for their services.