A question you will get over and over as a wedding planner is which vendors need to be tipped. Today I’m sharing our tipping guidelines that you can memorize and share with your own wedding planning clients.
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist
Yes, a tip is expected.
15-20%, just as you would for a normal appointment.
Check contracts, because a gratuity may already be included. If not, it’s expected. 15-20% of the total bill when the driver picks the couple or guests up, or after the last ride.
It depends. Make sure a gratuity is not already included in your clients catering contract.
15-20% or tip each staff member individually before leaving the reception.
Reception Band or DJ
Optional. If your client chooses to tip have them set aside $20-$50 per musician or $25-$150 for DJs.
And they would give this to them before they leave the reception.
$15-$20 per musician, or 15% of total bill given to them before they leave the ceremony site.
Florist or Cake Baker
15-20% of total bar bill or tip per bartender given to them before they leave the reception.