I know what some of you are thinking? Wait, I’m already spending (insert large amount of money) on (insert wedding vendor catagory). Are you saying I have to tip on top of that? In many cases, the answer is yes.
I’m one of those people who overtips. I tip everyone for everything. I have worked for tips in my life. I understand what tipping is about and how much it is appreciated. And I’m pretty sure I tipped all of my vendors in one way or another (whether it was a gift of appreciation or the customary tip, which for me is 20%). My motto is “when in doubt, TIP.” But, I also understand that
many most of you are on a tight budget when planning a wedding and tipping everyone 20% on top of their fees can get expensive. So I thought this helpful tip cheat sheet from Southern Weddings Mag would come in handy!
This is a great little cheat sheet to give you a guide when tipping. But if a vendor went above and beyond or did something totally not in their usual list of duties, a tip is nice gesture even if it isn’t required. And I love the little note on the sheet: a grateful spirit and a genuine thank you note go a long way. Everyone should get a hand-written thank you note!
I hope you find this helpful in your budgeting and tipping for your wedding vendors. Another tip: to keep this from hurting your wallet right before the wedding, build the tip into your wedding budget from the start so there are no surprises.