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Vendor Tipping Ques..

What are you tipping your vendors? What do you think is average? Thx!

Florist Delivery:
Shuttle Bus Driver:
Party Bus Driver:
Brides Transportation:
DJ:
Makeup:
Hair:
Photographer:
Videographer:

THX!!

Re: Vendor Tipping Ques..

  • Denise91980Denise91980 member
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    edited December 2011
    What we gave to our vendors was...

    Florist Delivery: $35
    Shuttle Bus Driver: nothing
    Limo Driver: $60 (he owned the company)
    DJ: $100
    Emcee: $50
    Makeup: 20%
    Hair: 20%
    Photographer: $100 (he owned the company)
    Videographer: nothing because they showed up after the ceremony
    Maitre D: $400
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  • viviannacviviannac member
    500 Comments
    edited December 2011
    This is what we did:

    Florist Delivery: $35
    Shuttle Bus Driver: didn't have one
    Limo Driver: $50 each on top of the gratuity included in the contract
    DJ: $100
    Emcee: $50
    Makeup: 20%
    Hair: 20%
    Photographer: $150 (he owns the company) and $100 to second shooter
    Videographer: $150 (he owns the company)
    Maitre D: $750 (stipulated in our contract)
    Band - $100 to leader, $50 to each member
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  • smw42smw42 member
    2500 Comments Combo Breaker
    edited December 2011
    Florist Delivery: $15
    Shuttle Bus Driver: $10
    Party Bus Driver: N/A
    Brides Transportation: None- it was included in bill as 20% service charge
    DJ: $50
    Makeup/Hair: $50
    Photographer: $50
    Videographer: $30 (was going to do $50 but he annoyed me)

    We made a small envelope for each tip and labeled them on the back for who the went to. I kept them in a sandwich bag in my clutch and we distributed them at the end of the night. I wanted to avoid guests seeing us handing around money and it looked much classier just handing envelopes with a nice note written inside each. It was also helpful to be able to add/subtract based on how we felt they did that night. We made the tips in small bills so we were able to easily add/subtract. Our little system worked really well for us.
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  • edited December 2011
    Wow! Thanks so much!!!!
  • Reilly626Reilly626 member
    1000 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Florist Delivery: $20
    Brides Transportation:  $100
    DJ: $75, and $20 per helper
    Makeup:  20%
    Hair: 20%
    Photographer:  $75
  • K&J64K&J64 member
    1000 Comments
    edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Vendor Tipping Ques..:
    [QUOTE]Florist Delivery: $15 Shuttle Bus Driver: $10 Party Bus Driver: N/A Brides Transportation: None- it was included in bill as 20% service charge DJ: $50 Makeup/Hair: $50 Photographer: $50 Videographer: $30 (was going to do $50 but he annoyed me) We made a small envelope for each tip and labeled them on the back for who the went to. I kept them in a sandwich bag in my clutch and we distributed them at the end of the night. I wanted to avoid guests seeing us handing around money and it looked much classier just handing envelopes with a nice note written inside each. It was also helpful to be able to add/subtract based on how we felt they did that night. We made the tips in small bills so we were able to easily add/subtract. Our little system worked really well for us.
    Posted by smw42[/QUOTE]

    I like your little system, I think we'll give that a shot on our big day, I hate the idea of handing people cash, it's uncomfortable. Very classy approach, and with the smaller bills everyone was tipped per the service provided that day. Well done!

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