How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

 

Near the end of the planning process, many of my couple’s ask for help when figuring out which vendors to tip and how much. Here is a guide on who is going to be expecting a tip and how much you should plan for!

 
 
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Catering (if it's not included in the contract): Expected; 15-20% of the total bill 

Bartenders (if it's not included in the contract): Expected; 10-15% of total liquor bill or $2-300 to split at the end of the night 

Venue Coordinator: Optional; $100-200

Musicians: 

   Ceremony Musician:  Optional; $25-50

   DJ: Optional; 10-15% of the total fee or $50-100

   Band: Optional; $25-50 per band member or 10-15% of the total fee 

Florist:  Optional; 10-15% of your total floral bill 

Wedding Planner: Optional; 10-20% or a personal gift. 

Hair and Makeup: Expected; 15-25% of services 

Photographer: Optional; $50-100 

Videography: Optional; $50-100

Officiant: Optional; $50-100 or you could make a small donation to their religious institution 

Transportation (if it's not included in the contract): Expected; $15-20% 

Any ceremony readers: Optional; A personal gift is a nice touch 

Any other delivery personnel (cake, rentals, etc.): Expected; $10-15 per person 

 
 
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Featured Vendors:

Venue + Catering - Onesto MKE

Planning + Design - Natural Elegance LLC

Photography - Nikki Kate Photography

Floral Design - Bank of Flowers

Hair Stylist - Beauty by Michelle Senour

Makeup Artist - Amanda Ponce

 
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