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Tipping the Wedding Planner????

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#1 Rob&Sue

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    Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:41 PM

    Hey there... Just wondering if it's customary to tip the wedding planner? If so... how much/ what percentage??
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    #2 YoursTruly

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      Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:46 PM

      Typically it is customary to tip the WC. I think you can relax the stringency on the amount if you have an All inclusive deal versus contracting one externally. Also if you'd like, you could also purchase a nice gift for them as well.

      #3 Kelly C

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        Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:55 PM

        We tipped. I wrote her a thank you card and gave her $100.
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        #4 BarefootBride

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          Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:32 AM

          my resort doesnt allow tipping but i think we tipped her 50 bucks. they make like 2 bucks an hour....

          #5 GracieBebe

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            Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:47 AM

            Is this an etiquette requirement? My WC is part of the package but we are paying her 15% of our total wedding. Considering the fact that we are spending over $35k+, we are actually paying her a decent amount. To tip her on top of that seems like just another cost that we hadn't planned for.

            Do you have to tip everyone who is a vendor at your wedding? Photographer, Caterer, DJ, Pastor, 3-piece band? That's a lot that adds up in tips. Is this custom different in Europe?

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            #6 samanthag

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              Posted 13 January 2009 - 02:24 PM

              I was wondering the same thing....

              My wedding planner does not work for the resort. We hired her and are paying $5,000 for her services.
              Do we tip her on top of that? And if so what would be appropriate?

              #7 Jen_S

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                Posted 13 January 2009 - 03:08 PM

                Our WC is included in our package but we will tip her on top of that but I did not even think about tipping the mariachi band we hired for 45 min.
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                #8 JessicaM

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                  Posted 13 January 2009 - 03:12 PM

                  Originally Posted by Kelly C
                  We tipped. I wrote her a thank you card and gave her $100.
                  This is what I did. Our WC worked at Dreams, no idea how if they get a percentage of the wedding or not, but she worked her butt off and she was fabulous!


                  #9 Celina

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                    Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:19 PM

                    We worked with two W/C's at an AI. We gave each of them OOT bags, a music CD and tipped them $50 each.
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                    #10 Jennifer Davis

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                      Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:18 PM

                      I bought the WC a heart tag charm bracelet from Tiffany. We'll also probably give her some cash depending on how many people go to the wedding and how happy we are with it.

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