A Guide to Wedding Tipping
How much to tip vendors at your wedding.
Tips are never obligatory―they are supposed to be expressions of appreciation for especially good service. That said, unless the service was terrible, would you walk away from a restaurant table without leaving one? The same applies to weddings: It is customary to show your gratitude by tipping many of the people involved in making yours a success. Here are a few suggestion on how much to tip:
Minister / Officiants - Usually $40-$60
Photographer / Videographer - Usually $50 - $100 depending on how long your wedding is
Day of Wedding Coordinator - Usually $20 - $60 depending on how long your wedding is
Musicians / Entertainers - Usually $20 - $60 depending on how long the play for you
Hair & Makeup Services - Usually $40 - $50
Limousine & Transportation - Usually the gratuity is included in the price
Caterers - Usually the gratuity is added in your contract
Other vendors at your wedding - Usually 10 to 15 percent of their services.