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#1 Amy715

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    Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:38 PM

    Hey! My sister was saying I should tip the wedding coordinator and photographer..how much am I supposed to tip? What is everyone else doing? Thanks!

    #2 leigh miller

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      Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:35 PM

      please dont pelt me other photographers...

      i rarely get tips, nor do i expect them. when i get them i really appreciate it, but i usually find some way to give that amount back to the client in prints or album pages, a gift, etc... the tips i have gotten have ranged from $200-$600. so between 5-10% of the package. i start at $3500 right now. (soon to change though)

      i didnt have a WC so i cant tell you what id tip them but i would guess 20%?

      #3 jdweinbe

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        Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:37 PM

        OH! Good question. I have been wondering that myself!
        Jen

        #4 jthrasher

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          Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:51 PM

          Leigh, you suppose to say its customary for you to tip your photographer 100% of your package price.

          #5 leigh miller

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            Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:53 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jthrasherphoto.com
            Leigh, you suppose to say its customary for you to tip your photographer 100% of your package price.
            i know, i know! sorry. i thought maybe you other photographer would come along and bop me! just relaying my experience.

            but hey if you want give that photographer a grand or two - haha!!!

            #6 TammyB

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              Posted 15 March 2007 - 09:23 AM

              I thought I read that tips should be given to say waiters, band members, etc not people that work for their own company. Is that not the case?

              #7 Christine

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              Posted 15 March 2007 - 09:33 AM

              I agree that the people who are working wages should get the tips, but I know that my caterer is charging $20 an hour for the staff, now I don't know any wait staff or bartenders that actually make $20 an hour so she told me that includes the tip cost...which is weird that its included, but hey whatever works right.
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              #8 lambert13

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                Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:34 AM

                Since we are meeting up with our photographer while we are in Cancun to get our CD's and DVD's I was going to suggest that we meet at a restaurant and we pick up the tab for dinner. Since it already seems from the emails back and forth that she is a real easy person to get along with, it might be a fun night.

                #9 BayBug

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                  Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:18 PM

                  I am guessing that 10% is a generous jester. I am not sure if your vendors really expect a tip. I thought it would be included in the package.
                  Angie

                  #10 Amy715

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                    Posted 18 March 2007 - 01:24 AM

                    thanks for the photography tip info! is anyone tipping their wedding coordinator at the resort?




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