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Tipping Guide for Your Awesome Wedding Vendors!

December 14, 2016

 

 

While tipping is not a mandatory expense, it is a thoughtful gesture especially for those vendors that worked so hard to put your big day together. BUT with so many different wedding expenses, gratuities can definitely add up! 

 

Here is a San Diego Wedding Planner's guide on what to tip each of your awesome wedding ceremony & reception vendors so there are no surprises later!

 

*ATTENTION: certain vendors may already include gratuity so make sure to read each contract carefully!

 

 

Catering/Staff

15% - 20% (double check contract to make sure gratuity not already included) OR each server should receive between $20-$50 each and chef between $50-$100 each (double check contract to make sure gratuity not already included)

 

Bartenders

15% to 20% (If not accepting tips from guests.  Double check contract to make sure bartender gratuity not already included)

 

DJ's/Band

15% - 20% (gratuity is not usually required, but a tip is a wonderful gesture for excellent service)

 

Musicians

$25-$50 (per person)

 

Wedding Planners / Coordinators

10% - 20% (gratuity is not usually required, but a tip is a wonderful gesture for excellent service)

 

Photographers & Videographers

$50 to $200 per vendor (gratuity is not usually required, but a tip is a wonderful gesture for excellent service)

 

Florists

10-15% (gratuity is not usually required, but a tip is a wonderful gesture for excellent service)

 

Cake Delivery

$10-$15 (per person)

 

Restroom and Coat Check Personnel

$1 per guest (if not accepting tips from guests)

 

Parking Attendants

$1-$2 per car (if not accepting tips from guests)

 

Officiants

$100-$500 (donation to church)

$50-$100 (non-denominational)

 

Transportation Drivers

15% to 20% (double check contract to make sure gratuity not already included)

 

Hair & Make-up

15% to 20%

 

You can even think beyond monetary gifts by referring your family & friends to book potential clients or writing an awesome review!

 

 

Recently engaged? Contact us for our Affordable Packages in unique San Diego Venues.

 

Willmus Weddings can find the perfect wedding venue for you in San Diego according to your budget. 

 

Heather Willm, Wedding Planner at Willmus Weddings.

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