Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tip Tuesday

We are now going to offer a new tip on Tuesdays. 
Today's tip is about Wedding Etiquette on Vendor Tipping.

Yes, I know what you are thinking, you just spent out money to pay these vendors for their services and now you are telling me that I need to tip them! Sorry, but it's true. 

There are some general rules to follow for tipping. Check your invoices closely, because some vendors such as caterers include gratuities for their staff. You don't want to tip them twice!

The Vendors you should tip and suggested voluntary tip:

Limousine Drivers- 10-15% of bill
Valet Parking Attendants- $.50-$1.00 per car
Bartenders- 10% of the total liquor bill
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist- If they come to you, don't tip them, but if you go to the salon, you should tip them 15%
DJ- If the DJ owns the company then the tip is optional, but if the DJ is an employee of a company then a tip of $50-$100 is appropriate. 

If you are using a wedding coordinator, such as Events By Joann, we will be responsible for delivering the tips and payments to the required vendors. If you are not using a coordinator then this becomes the responsibility of the best man. All the tips should be calculated and prepared in separate envelopes ahead of time. It is suggested that all tips be given in cash.
These are just suggestions, we just wanted to help give some guidelines on tipping vendors. These amounts above are only suggestions and are not written in stone. 

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