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Tipping

I know etiquette says you don't have to tip a vendor (DJ, photog) if they own the company, but did you all follow that rule? I don't want to be rude, but also don't want to be spending any extra money I don't need to.

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    edited December 2011
    Ok here is FI's opinion on tipping. No tipping of vendors if they own their own company. I had my makeup trial done at home last weekend. He told me not to tip her because she isn't sharing her profit with anyone. I tip her anyway but I didn't tell him and will probably tip her on the day of the wedding.
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    alarthamealarthame member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm curious about this too. Here's my dilemma, I'm already paying the extra $40 to feed them, so how much above that should I tip? What is an appropriate tip amount?  I had never heard of tipping at a wedding til I came on this board. (Apart from hairdressers etc) Here are the vendors I'll have: -Photographer (I wasn't planning on tipping, but he doesn't own the company.)-DJ (Owns the company, but I feel probably deserves a tip because I think my parents cheaped out on him.)-Photobooth (I wasn't planning on tipping)-Pastor (I was planning on tipping above his fees due to all this last minute commotion)-Banquet Manager (Wasn't planning on it)-Bartenders (should be included, do we need more?)-Hair/Make Up (Was planning)I have to be forgetting some...  
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    LeaseFrankLeaseFrank member
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    edited December 2011
    Speaking from a vendors point of view I will say that even a small tip is very much appreciated.  I would say be prepared to tip people like the DJ, Photobooth and Photog based on their contribution to the event.  If you feel that they go out of their way for you or have done something special that you weren't expecting- give them a tip.  
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