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#1 Ryan's girl

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    Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:22 PM

    With regards to tipping at your DW, I was wondering who you're tipping and approximately how much? I know that I'm going to tip my wedding coordinator but was thinking about the bartender, photographer...etc. Anyone that I'm not thinking about that should be considered?
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    #2 neen

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      Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:28 PM

      don't forget your officiant, DJ/musicians, and head waiter/maitre d' assuming everything goes to plan!

      #3 PamelaLuedekePhoto

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        Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:32 PM

        Tips are a wonderful way to show your appreciation for a vendor. I never expect a tip from a client, and there are times when I don't et tipped, and that's ok. My adverae tip is $50 for me and $50 for my other photographer, but we have been tipped up to $100 a piece.

        hope that helps!
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        #4 PamelaLuedekePhoto

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          Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:34 PM

          oh! and usually at the end of the night when we are saying goodbyes my clients will say thanks and hand us an envelope with a tip and a little note inside (I usually spend a lot of time with my brides before their big day)...it does make us feel good after a hard days work :)

          #5 Anna83

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            Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:19 PM

            I hadn't even thought about this. Do you really have to tip the officiant? And how much would you tip them? How much would you tip the wedding coordinator?

            #6 Nic Dragomire

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              Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:31 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by PamelaLuedekePhoto
              Tips are a wonderful way to show your appreciation for a vendor. I never expect a tip from a client, and there are times when I don't et tipped, and that's ok.
              Pamela
              my thoughts exactly,,, my best tip was $300. I was shocked to say the least.

              #7 FLgator

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                Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

                I understand tipping wait staff, drivers, and anyone who goes above and beyond. However, I must be really cheap, because I have a hard time justifying tipping my wedding coordinator who I am requesting very little leg work from and who is pocketing over 50% of what she is charging us to put on a very simple ceremony. Is that awful of me?

                #8 Banana11

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                  Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:32 PM

                  And what about the Reverend if you are meeting them for the first time at the ceremony and they are with you for about 20 minutes? What's a reasonable tip for them?

                  #9 CTHawaii14

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                    Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:44 PM

                    These are all really good questions. I was wondering the same thing. Everyone that I am dealing with is included in my package and I am meeting them all on the day of my ceremony. So do I tip all of them, which would be a photographer, videographer, harpist, officiant and wedding coordinator? Or do I just tip my coordinator? Also they are not really doing that much so what should I tip? Im so confused!

                    #10 syl1115

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                      Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

                      I have the same questions and the same problem. My wedding coordinator doubles as my travel agent/officiant. I am being charged enough since they really have nothing to do until the day of the wedding. They did setup payment to the restaurant for the reception.

                      Do I have to tip the wait staff if a gratuity is included in my bill? Do I also have to tip the lady making the cake? When does it end?
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