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    The Ultimate Wedding Tipping Guide


    Once you have finalized all the details of your wedding, and have most likely spent more than you planned on, you are confronted with the delightful task of deciding who to tip and how much to give them. In order to help you navigate these murky waters, I have put together some simple guidelines of who typically gets tipped and what amount. With that being said, gratuity is 100% subjective, and should be based on the level of service you received, just as if you were going out to dinner! These suggestions are not the end all be all, and are a starting point to help guide you in the right direction.

    Hair Stylist and Makeup Artists | Expected

    Amount: 15-25%

    Officiant | Expected by the church, appreciated by officiants.

    Amount: $100 - $500 donation to the church | $50-$100 gratuity to officiant

    Ceremony Musicians | Appreciated

    Amount: $15 - $25 per musician

    Wedding Planner | Appreciated

    Amount: 10 - 20% depending on the level of service

    Photographer & Videographer | Appreciated

    Amount: $50 - $200 per vendor

    Reception Band or DJ | Appreciated

    Amount: $50 - $150 for a DJ | $20 - $25 per musician

    Set-Up Staff | Appreciated

    Amount: $5 - $10 per person

    Catering Staff | Check your contract. This is often included in your fee

    Amount: 2-3% for the Maitre d or headwater | $20 - $50 per server

    Bar Staff (If not included in your catering) | Appreciated

    Amount: 10%

    Transportation | Expected

    Amount: 15 - 20%

    Bathroom Attendants | Appreciated

    Amount: $1 - $2 per guest

    Catering Manager | Appreciated

    Amount: $100-$200 depending on the level of service

    Coat Check Attendants | Appreciated

    Amount: $1-$2 per guest

    Cheers!

    Ashley

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