Tips and Tricks: Vendor Tipping


One of the most frequently asked questions leading up to the wedding day is in regards to vendor tipping. With the exception of the catering staff and your beauty prep team, tips are considered a nice surprise.

If you do chose to tip 15%- 20% of your service total is a standard rate. Consider an item such as a gift or gift card if you aren’t comfortable with cash. Be cautious to read over your contracts and ensure that the tip is not already included in your price (this is often the case for transportation, catering and serving staff).

Other ways to show your vendors appreciation is by leaving a review and writing a thank you note! Refer your friends and family- this will go much further than a cash tip! Remember tips are supposed to be given for excellent service or vendors who go above and beyond their duty!

If you do tip your vendors be sure to give your envelopes to your wedding planner at your rehearsal dinner to distribute on your behalf.