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Sunday, August 4, 2013

How Much Do I Tip at Detroit Weddings?

It can sometimes be hard to know how to tip in normal life situations, make the situation your wedding and it can be downright stressful. Below is a guide to the vendors you should tip as well as how much is acceptable:

Officiants 

-A donation to their place of worship is customary. $100-500 is the normal range.


Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, Nail Techs 
-15 percent to 20 percent


Church Musicians
-If no fee is included the tip is generally from $25 to $40 per person.

DJ
-If your DJ kept everyone dancing and kept the party going all night, 15 percent to 20 percent of their fee is a good tip.


Bartenders
-Normally there will be a service charge to your bar bill. If there isn't a service charge, 10 percent of the bill is customary. 


Catering/Venue Manager/Serving Staff
-If there is no gratuity included stick to 15-20%.


Photographers
-Most photographers don't expect tips, but if you feel that you would like to tip stick around $20 and $30. Or you can order a lot of prints too. 


Wedding Planner
-Normally wedding planners don't expect a tip, but 10% of the fee they charge is acceptable. 


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

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