Tipping Wedding Vendors

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Tipping Wedding Vendors


Tipping Wedding Vendors


Your wedding day is a big deal and everyone wants everything to be perfect! From the planner to the photographer, all your vendors work hard to make your day special. But have you thought about tipping them? It's a common practice in the wedding industry, and it's a way of showing your gratitude for their hard work.

Here are some guidelines for tipping your wedding vendors:

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Wedding Planner

A wedding planner is your go-to person for all things wedding-related. They keep everything on track and make sure everything runs smoothly. If you're happy with their services, a tip of 10-20% of the total cost is a lovely gesture.

Catering Staff

The catering staff is responsible for making sure everyone is fed and happy. A gratuity of 15-20% of the total cost is the norm.

Hair and Makeup Artists

They help you look and feel your best on your big day! A tip of 15-25% of the total cost is common.

DJ or Band

If your DJ or band had everyone dancing the night away, a tip of $50-$100 per musician is a great way to say thanks.

Photographers and Videographers

They capture all those special moments that you'll cherish forever. Tipping photographers and videographers is optional, but if you're thrilled with their work, a tip of $50-$200 is a sweet way to show your appreciation.


The officiant is the person who makes your wedding official. If they delivered a beautiful ceremony, a tip of $50-$100 is a kind gesture.

Remember, these are just guidelines. The amount you choose to tip should be based on your budget and the level of service you received. The most important thing is to let your vendors know that you appreciate their work and efforts to make your wedding day amazing. This can be done with a thoughtful thank you note and even better, a review of their services on their website or other popular bridal blogs like The Knot, Zola and Wedding Wire.

Tipping your wedding vendors is a way of saying "thank you" for their hard work. The right amount to tip is up to you, but following these guidelines will ensure that your vendors know that you appreciate their efforts in making your day unforgettable.

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