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How much should I tip my wedding vendors?

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
  • Tips should be given discreetly, in cash, and in individual envelopes.
  • Tips should be distributed by the reception host, best man, or the wedding coordinator right before the vendor leaves.
  • Vendors love thank you cards, kind words and glowing reviews if you enjoyed their services.
  • Read your contracts. Some vendors do include a tip as part of a service fee, when in doubt ask.

Hotel and Catering Staff
  • Caterer: 15%-20% of the total food and beverage bill (Usually included in the contract. Distributed to waiters, waitresses, table captains)
  • Bartender: 10% of bar bill (if separate from catering and not accepting tips from guests)
  • Parking Attendents: .50 - $1.00 per guest
  • Limo Drivers: 10%-15% (sometimes included in package)
  • Powder Room Attendents: .50 - $1.00 per guest

Wedding Professionals (Generally Tipped)
  • Wedding Planners: 10% - 20%
  • Clergy/Officiants: $100
  • Alter Servers: $10 - $25
  • Musicians (Cantors, Organists, Strings): $25 - $50
  • DJ: 10% - 20%
  • Band: 10% - 20%
  • Hair/Make-up: 15% - 20%

Wedding Professionals (Generally Not Tipped)
If out exceptional  service is provided, between 5% - 20% is acceptable for:
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Baker
  • Jeweler
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Seamstress
  • Florist

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.

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Reply to comment on Friday, August 10, 2018 4:14 AM
A wedding vendor is similar to other wedding professional like wedding coordinator. The difference is that the wedding vendors are the one who provides the supplies and services for the wedding coordinators. The wedding photographers are the most common wedding vendor. It is not required to give a tip for the wedding vendors. But it doesn't mean that it is not a good idea to give them an additional fee just to show our appreciation of their hard work on making our wedding more special. 

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