Tipping Guidelines for the Bride

Tipping Guidelines for the Bride

As if there isn’t enough a bride has to worry about, she also has to think about tipping the wedding vendors, too.  As a Certified Wedding Coordinator, one of the most frequent topics I’m asked about is tipping so I thought I would clear it right up!  I hope it helps!  Please never hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!  My information will be below!

Civil ceremony officials – $50 – $75, more if travel involved
Minister, priest, rabbi – Minimum of $100, more if travel involved.
Coat check – 50 cents per guest (although there are rarely coat checks in North Louisiana)
Limo driver – 15% of the total fare. *Note:  Make sure the tip is not included already in the bill.
Valets – $1.00-$1.50 per car (Again, rare in our area)
FloristsOnly necessary when service is beyond expectations, up to 15%
Photographers, Videographers, Florists, and Wedding CoordinatorsOnly necessary when service is beyond expectations, up to 15%
BakersOnly necessary when service is beyond expectations, up to 15%
Reception MusiciansOnly necessary when service is beyond expectations, up to 15%
Wait Staff – $15-$25 per waiter. (If not included in your catering contract)
Wedding organist, musician or soloist – First check whether or not the gratuity is included in the rental of the church. If not, $50 per person or $75 per person for close friends
Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, Etc. – 15%-20%

Please feel free to share this blog!  🙂

Love,

Erin

Question?  erinlove@panachebyerin.com

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