To tip or not to tip... that is the question! We're breaking down all of it for ya, here!
Now you're probably wondering - do I need to tip the vendors at my destination wedding even though I'm having it at an all-inclusive resort? Well... technically everything is included (that's why destination weddings are so affordable!), buttt, we'd also like to point out that you'll find many of your vendors go above and beyond to make your day super special. Here's a list of vendors and amounts we recommend tipping below!
Tipping Your Destination Wedding Vendors
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist - 20%
Photographer - $100
Videographer - $100
Florist - Between $50-$100 - depending on the extend of services provided
Other Staff to Consider Tipping
Wedding Coordinator - $100
Waitstaff - $100-$200 depending on size of staff
Officiant - $50
Do you Tip the Owners?
Great question! Usually, the owners of a photography business (or similar) aren't expecting a tip; however, it's still a nice gesture to tip your vendor based on the level of service provided. You can also ask if gratuities are included in your contract.
When's the Best Time to Tip?
The best time to tip is near the end of the night. We recommend splitting your tip cash into separate envelopes and dedicating someone you trust to disperse the tip money at that time (you're going to be busy that night, after all!)
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