Do You Really Need to Tip Wedding Vendors?

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DO YOU REALLY NEED TO TIP WEDDING VENDORS?

What??! Tipping wedding vendors–caterers, photographers, transportation, etc.– is something you need to do? You’re already paying them a small fortune for your wedding reception in Melbourne to provide you the services, so should you be tipping them?

A gratuity is not something you do out of necessity, but it’s your way of showing appreciation for the quality service provided to you. You don’t HAVE to give a tip, but doing so is a good way to show your thanks to the vendors that went above and beyond.

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HOW SHOULD YOU GO ABOUT TIPPING VENDORS?

STEP 1: DECIDE WHO DESERVES IT

Were there a few vendors who really went all out with the service? If there was a vendor or two who went far above and beyond what you paid them to do, it’s probably best to give them a tip. Whether it’s catering, transportation, décor, or the party planner, it’s worth it!

STEP 2: CHECK THE BILL

You have already been presented with a bill for the vendor’s services, so check it to make sure that it doesn’t already include gratuity. For example, many caterers will include a tip in the bill, as that way the catering staff receives their bonus. Don’t double tip.

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STEP 3: WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE

The money is the part that the vendor will certainly appreciate the most, but a pleasant note thanking them for their services is a wonderful personal touch that the vendor will appreciate. Keep it short and simple, but make it sincere.

STEP 4: WRITE OUT THE CHEQUE WITH TIP ADDED

You probably won’t be paying with cash, especially if the bill is in the thousands of dollars. Make sure the tip is added to the total amount on the cheque, and add it into the envelope with the thank you note to hand to your vendor.

WHO TO TIP

There are a few people who DESERVE your tip for all of the hard work that they do for your wedding:

Room Service

Are you sending gift baskets or bags to your guests’ hotel rooms? A $2 to $3 tip per guest is a fair amount.

Hair and Makeup Artists

Did they go all out to make you and your bridesmaids look absolutely spectacular on your wedding day? If so, they deserve a 10 to 15% tip.

 Banquet Captain

This guy acted as the maître’d / coordinator for your dinner service, and he deserves a tip of roughly $1 to $5 per guest.

Bellman

If there were a lot of guests with luggage that required loading and unloading, this guy should be tipped pretty liberally. At least $10 per guest is a fair price, as he’s doing a lot of work.

These people ALWAYS deserve a tip, but there are a few others you may want to consider tipping:

 DJ/Band

 Wedding planner/team

 Photographer/Videographer

 Florist

 Caterers

 Entertainment

Giving a good tip is the best way to be sure your vendors know how thankful you are for your services.

Need help with all of the other details of preparing for your wedding? Let Red Scooter help you navigate the complicated ins and outs of your big day!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

WHY IS RED SCOOTER MELBOURNE’S MOST POPULAR WAREHOUSE WEDDING VENUES?

It boils down to one simple thing: our mothers raised us right!

Our mums taught us to:

Be considerate of others and their things

 Treat others like we want to be treated

 Go the extra mile to make people happy

Thanks to these simple life lessons, Red Scooter has made it a point to go above and beyond to give each customer EXACTLY what they want.

LET RED SCOOTER MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE

You focus on the ceremony, your family, your friends, and the wild wedding party, and let us handle the details! Our wedding planners will handle everything you need:

 Floral arrangements and décor

 Catering and bar service

 Ceremony and reception seating

 Full facilities and amenities for the bridal party and guests

Our Wedding Planner will take all the stress off your shoulders, and will keep things rolling smoothly until the moment you’re ready to take off for your honeymoon.

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The Tipping Wedding Vendors? ideas listed here are only a sample of what Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue can provide at our New York inspired warehouse venues. We can tailor any function package to suit your needs – and this is only limited by your imagination. We specialize in making every occasion a unique experience – from your guests arrival to the last dance we will help bring your dreams to life at Red Scooter.

 Visit us just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, and talk with our professional event planners to see how our award-winning event planning service can help you create the wedding of your dreams! Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we’ll take all of the stress off your plate – freeing you up to enjoy the wedding you deserve.

 Our convertible warehouse chic event space allows you to put your best event forward. With modern, customisable venues for up to 380 people. Each of our venues lends itself as a blank canvas for you to fully customise.

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