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Tips?

Who do I need to tip?  We are having a lot of family and friends help us with the preparations, so we won't have caterers, musicians, hairdressers, etc. to tip.  The below choices are the only people involved in our wedding that could conceivably need tipping.  

1.  Antique car driver who owns the antique car, therefore will be receiving the full rental price of $345.  

2.  Table-and-chairs rental delivery people  

3.  Port-a-potty delivery people

I do want to tip my dressmaker, who has done an amazing job altering my mothers wedding dress and personalizing it for me.  She has taken my visions and made them into a reality, worked with me and made changes during the process, and accommodated a last-minute request to make a lace bolero.  The total price of her labor will come to about $600 I think.  How much should I tip her?  

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    edited May 2011

    Why not tip driver? He will be more-less your chauffeur. But that's your call to tip or not to tip them.
     
    As for tips:
    I have been under the impression that a reg/normal tip is between 10-15% of the total bill, if they did an exceptional job it should be more.

    ETA: Bartender if you are having one. Sorry I read your post wrong so disregard the driver part  :o  Second thought, Heck just delete all of it LOL : x   I only got 3 hrs sleep last night

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_tips-12?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:1b61ee04-23f2-4811-b625-6280cf6d7b7cPost:190535d2-61e7-49fa-a674-7a782e60370c">Tips?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Who do I need to tip?  We are having a lot of family and friends help us with the preparations, so we won't have caterers, musicians, hairdressers, etc. to tip.  The below choices are the only people involved in our wedding that could conceivably need tipping.   1.  Antique car driver who owns the antique car, therefore will be receiving the full rental price of $345.   2.  Table-and-chairs rental delivery people   3.  Port-a-potty delivery people I do want to tip my dressmaker, who has done an amazing job altering my mothers wedding dress and personalizing it for me.  She has taken my visions and made them into a reality, worked with me and made changes during the process, and accommodated a last-minute request to make a lace bolero.  The total price of her labor will come to about $600 I think.  How much should I tip her?  
    Posted by teagan1985[/QUOTE]

    I'd tip the driver 15- 18%, the delivery people $10 each or an individual $20

    I'm not sure about the dressmaker.  20% is my guess
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    Driver & delivery people, yes. 

    Can you afford to tip her $100? I think her work is most important since many people could easily carry tables/chairs but it takes someone skilled to make a dress -- sorry if that sounded rude about the delivery folks, there's nothing against them. 
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    If there are more than one delivery people for the rented tables and chairs do I tip each 10-15% or 10-15% that is divided between them?
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