Wednesday, July 13, 2011
All You Need to Know About Wedding Tipping
Although it is not obligatory to tip, it is customary to show gratitude to those who helped make your wedding a success. Here are a few guidelines to help you know how much to tip various vendors.
One thing to remember, you do not need to tip owners. If a photographer owns a studio, or a hairstylist owns a salon, you do not need to tip. Same goes for bands not chosen from an agency.
Hairstylists/ Makeup artists, who are not owners: 15%-20% of total bill if you go to a salon; tips are at your discretion if they come to you.
Ceremony Musicians: $20-$25 each should be offered by the best man.
Bartenders: 10% of the liquor bill to be split among the bar staff.
Officiant: While city officials cannot accept tips, a reasonable tip for clergy members is $75-$100.
Delivery People: These tips are to be offered on the spot. Somewhere between $5-$25 depending on time and work that was put in to the items (cakes, flowers, etc.).
Waitstaff: If gratuity is not included in the total bill, 15%-20% of the bill is a decent tip to be split among the waiters.