Tipping Wedding Vendors:
Rain's tipping guide
Who gets tipped and How much?
Tipping your wedding vendors is completely optional and should never be forced on ANY couple. Some vendors do offer tipping as part of their fees, but generally as a rule of thumb great service should dictate if tipping your vendors is warranted.
As in any other service industry, if your wedding vendor does an exceptional job, tips are always appreciated. It's a case by case basis and depends on your individual experience and what you believe to be fair.
In our research we've compiled a number of leading resources on etiquette and tipping to provide you a good general guideline for which vendors generally are tipped and by how much. Individual sites will indicate varying prices but this is a good starting point; and something that you would like to keep in mind when working on your wedding budget.
Tips on Tipping
Hotel and Catering Staff
Wedding Professionals (Generally Tipped)
Wedding Professionals (Generally Not Tipped)
If out exceptional service is provided, between 5% - 20% is acceptable for:
In the end if they went above and beyond what they were required to do, helped make your day exceptional or otherwise took care of you tipping is always appreciated.