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WHO NEEDS TO BE TIPPED?

Everyone I ask about tipping gives me a different answer.  I am quite confused about who should be tipped and approximately how much.  Our venue includes a gratuity in our bill and I know that will cover everyone there.  But what about:
Florist?
Photographer?
DJ?
Videographer?
Officiant?
I know we need to tip hair and make-up people but not sure about all of the above.  Most, if not all of them own their business.  Any advice would be much appreciated!

Re: WHO NEEDS TO BE TIPPED?

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    Dee729Dee729 member
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    edited December 2011
    how it works is:

    If they OWN the company they don't get tipped...because they get 100% of your payment.

    If they are a part of a company, you tip them.

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    sadou02sadou02 member
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    edited December 2011
    Happy this question was asked. Good to know.  I would have thought about this later on down the line.
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    edited December 2011
    Yup.. what Dee said.
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011

    Wedding Planner/DOC- up to $500
    Hair & Make Up- 15-20%
    Wedding Delivery/Set up staff- $5-$10pp
    Officiant- $50-$100  (if marrying in a church $500 donation)
    Ceremony Musicians- $15-$20pp
    Photographer/Videographer- $50-$200 per vendor
    Band/DJ- $20-$25 per musician/ $50-$100 DJ
    Transportation- 15-20% of total bill
    Parking/Restroom Attendants- $1 per car/person

    The tips for the waitstaff/Bartenders and head waiter should
    be included in the contract price already.
    Hope this helps!!!!

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    danzigweddingdanzigwedding member
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    edited December 2011

    CMP1968- Whoa...a $500 tip for the DOC? thats more than what she's charging. are you sure? i cant afford to give anyone a $500.00 tip :(
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011
    Danzig: that's for a full wedding planner. I forgot to put the doc seperate. That's only like $50-$100 for a doc. Plus that's why it says up to. That means anywhere from $1-$500.
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    danzigweddingdanzigwedding member
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    edited December 2011

    i see, ok great thanks for clarifying :)
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011
    No problem :-)
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    edited December 2011
    What if they own the company but have an assistant? Like, my photographer comes with an assistant. The photog owns the company, obviously the assistant doesn't. Would I tip the assistant and not the photographer?? I don't want the photographer to be offended...
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    anaroo87anaroo87 member
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    edited December 2011
    Good question PhySigFly... I never even thought of that and am in the same boat with my photog .. hope someone has an answer
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