Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:50 AM
I need some quick advice on what I'm planning to tip...my wedding is this Friday so a little over a day away. We are getting married on a beach just outside of Miami with 4 guests (plus our son so 5 total). It will be about a half hour ceremony plus pictures after and this was an all inclusive beach wedding package (included the ceremony, 100+ pics, arch with flowers, champagne and keepsake wedding plaque thing). Our coordinator is also the officiant and her husband is the photographer and they own the business. I was thinking of tipping them $50 and a thank-you card, but wondering if that is too cheap. I am having my hair and makeup done before at our rental house and have been told I don't need to tip a stylist not working in a salon since they already set their own prices and get all the profit. However I'm feeling like I maybe should tip for hair and makeup still (the cost is 160 for both) and was thinking of giving 180...any thoughts on this. Last question is for the photographer for the trash the dress photos we're doing in Curacao on our honeymoon. He is actually from the netherlands but was planning a trip to Curacao anyway, and booked a little early because he really wanted to do our ttd photos. We negotiated a price with him, and he will be driving us around the island for the photos as well. I want to tip him because he is going above and beyond but not sure how much. I was thinking 50ish...we do have a budget to stay on and already negotiated the price...thanks in advance for any tips or thoughts I get.