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Tipping the Wedding Planner????

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#11 ipodgirl

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    Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:39 PM

    Our wedding planner worked for the resort. We gave her a thank you card and a necklace from Tiffany. I also tipped for hair and makeup. My photographer I gave a thank you card and a Best Buy gift card.

    I didn't tip florist, DJ, etc all those other things because I got the rest through the hotel and not directly. @_@ Was I suppose to tip seperately? Hmmm now I cannot remember if we added service charge on top of our total bill.
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    #12 lolkitteh

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      Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:02 AM

      My understanding is that the only tip-able events occur when someone performs a service for you that doesn't involve and actual end-product.

      Going by those rules, you don't tip your photographer (s/he provides your photos as the end product, and the session fee is theoretically included in your payment), florist, baker, and the like.

      When the vendor performs a service, then it becomes a potentially tip-able event. (After all, tips are supposedly optional). Thus, you would tip your hairstylist, makeup artist, delivery people (cake, catering, etc.) and officiate (assuming s/he didn't charge a specific fee). Depending on whether the gratuity was including in your catering/reception site contract, you may or may not need to tip the waitstaff/bartender, although if one of them does a particularly good job, you might slip them a little something in the end.

      My WCs being provided by the hotel, and I consider their services part of the package. I'll probably end up giving them gifts instead of money tips.

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