New Mexico

Gratuities

Who all do you give a gratuity to?

I know that for the reception, the gratuity rate is listed for many places.

I'm just confused on if you need to tip the DJ, florist, cake baker, and photographer? And did I miss anyone?

And I'm wondering how much do you tip all these people?

I want to make sure I budget in everything. Thanks for any advice.


Re: Gratuities

  • Caraydo84Caraydo84
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    edited December 2011
    what i've been told is that when your vendor owns their own business you do not need to tip. but 10-15% of the total bill is still the norm here, brides.com and MB.com both have charts you can look at too.
      We plan to tip the Dj 10-15% depending on his performance.
    our photographer owns his own business but has an assistant who alse takes pics so they get 10%
    our limo driver will get tipped $50 .
    and we negotiated a gratuity into our reception contract since they are decorating and catering, and they supply a coordinator and banquet manager. (and for the bartender and servers too) i think it was about $200 in all for that.
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