One questions I always get from couples is which wedding vendors should I be tipping and how much should I be tipping them? So I figured here would be a great spot to share our wedding planner tips with you all!
First thing to note is, be sure to go back into the contracts that you signed to be sure that gratuity wasn’t already factored in! You usually see this with Food, Beverage, Staffing and Transportation vendors. If it is not included, I recommend tipping 15 – 20 percent of the final bill.
This is one area where gratuity is definitely expected. Tip between 15 to 25 percent just as you would in a hair salon.
Whether you hire a 10-piece band or DJ, tipping musicians is completely optional, depending on the quality of the job. The standard tip is around $20 per musician in a band. And around $100 for the solo DJ.
For ceremony and/or cocktail hour musicians if they’re separate from the band and did a stellar job, $50 per musician is a lovely gesture!
Photographers and Videographers won’t likely expect anything, but if yours did a great job, you can always offer a token of appreciation. The standard tip is around $100 for the leads and $50 if they bring along an assistant!
They do not typically receive tips, but if you feel they went above and beyond you certainly can send them a tip. The standard tip is around $50 – $100 depending on the size and intricate design of your wedding cake!
These days, a florist most of the time are floral designers, and so much labor goes into that position, and I highly recommend tipping them for that service. The standard tip is around $100 – $150 depending on how many florals you have.
If your venue does not have administrative fees that go to the onsite planner, than I recommend tipping your venue coordinator. A $100 tip will go a long way as a token of appreciation!
Well it is always awkward writing about yourself, so I went to the experts at The Knot and Wedding Wire to help out with this section here! Their wedding planner tips suggested if you hire a full service wedding planner that works with you through the entirety of your wedding planning, then 10 – 20 percent of their services, up to $500 is beyond appreciated.
If you hire a partial planner or day-of coordinator $150 – $200 is the standard tip and $50 – $100 if they bring along an assistant!
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