Some Notes On Tipping:
Please feel free to tip as you see fit. It’s not always the dollar amount that matters, it is often just the thought that makes your vendors feel appreciated.These are really just our suggestions, solely based on what we normally see vendors getting tipped in our Area.
Cash is usually the preferred method of tipping. We ask you to please place each vendor’s tip in a separate and sealed envelopes.
Don’t forget to write a review or a handwritten thank you note. Your words of affirmation mean the world to your vendors and reviews allow for business growth, assuring future clients with the same peace of mind you had when booking your vendors.
Standard | If there is a tip jar, there is not usually an additional tip given unless they did an exceptional job.
$50-$100 per person, unless there is a tip jar
Catering Service Staff
Standard | Tips go directly to your day-of staff and help supplement their income.*Not including service costs.
18-20% of food cost
Hair and Make-Up Artists
Standard | This is often included, double check your contract.
15-20% of service fee
Wedding Coordinator or Planner
Standard | The amount tipped is contingent on the level of service you have booked.
$200-$1000 or 10% of planning package
Optional | The amount you tip is contingent on the level of installation your florist is performing.
Photography + Videography
Optional | If you have multiple photographers, it is common that the main photographer will receive more than the second photographer. Some couples choose to send a tip after receiving their gallery or video.
Optional | If you’re tipping in this category, smaller bills make it easier for distribution among the musicians.
$25 per musician
Optional | We typically see the higher end of the spectrum if your DJ is also providing lighting, GOBOs, Uplights, etc.
Optional | Keep in mind there is not only the band, but crew members involved in set-up/breakdown (i.e. Sound Engineer, etc.)
$25 -$50 per musician
Optional | If you have multiple shuttles, consider multiple envelopes so these can be handed directly to the driver.
$50 – $100 per driver
Optional | This goes to the person who delivers your cake to your venue.
$20-$50 per driver
Rental Delivery Crew, A/V & Lighting
Optional | This goes to the person who delivers your rentals to your venue. Consider that you could have multiple rental companies and multiple delivery crews.
$20-$50 per crew member
Optional | If you have multiple security guards, please separate their tips into individual envelopes.
$20-$50 per security guard
Optional | If you have worked closely with someone at your venue or would like to tip the manager for their assistance throughout the entire process.
Optional | If you have hired an officiant, consider tipping them for their support in creating your ceremony and for their work day-of.