Top tips on tipping your wedding vendors – Part 4

Rose Petal Events 09-26-16 Your wedding day will be one of the best days of your life, therefore, you will want each and every aspect of it to reflect your interests and visions as a couple. As you plan your wedding, in order to bring all of the elements together, you will need to hire wedding vendors.

The wedding vendors you hire for your big day will actually be the people who tie everything together in a beautiful way. From your florist to your caterers, your vendors will each be bringing their own special service to your wedding, and therefore, they should receive their own special tip as a way to show that you appreciate the effort that they put into your day.

In the conclusion of our four-part series of blog articles, describing wedding vendors and how much you should tip them, Rose Petal Events has gathered just a few more of the top wedding vendors, and their appropriate gratuity amounts. So, be sure to continue reading to learn even more about tipping your big day vendors:

  • Photographer/Videographer. Every Bride and Groom will want to remember their wedding day, therefore, they will hire a photographer to capture all of the gorgeous highlights throughout photographs, and a videographer, who will film their entire day, as a way to visually reflect back on all of the memories. Seeing as these vendors will be present during each aspect of your wedding, you should consider tipping them 10% - 15% for their extra special services.
  • Reception site. The location you choose for your wedding reception will be where all of the fun happens. As your guests drink and dance the night away, in a gorgeous venue, you should consider paying your reception site $1.00 - $5.00 per guest, for creating a great setting for your big day.
  • Valet parking attendants. Nothing is worse than circling around a parking lot, or driving up and down a street, trying to find a place to park. Not only can locating a parking space become frustrating, but it can also take time away from you guests enjoying your big day, or even cause them to be late. Hiring valet parking attendants is certainly a great way to keep your guests feeling at ease as they arrive to your wedding, so you should certainly consider tipping your attendants $0.50 - $1.00 per car. Oftentimes, it is easiest to prearrange an amount with the valet supervisor, based on your total estimate of cars attending your wedding, and, if this happens, you will want to be sure to notify your guests that gratuity has already been taken care of, so that they do not feel obligated to pay.

Hiring your wedding vendors is already a big task, as you want to ensure that you find the perfect ones for your big day, so tipping them can just add to the stress. Take ease in knowing that there are professionals to assist you with your planning, providing you with the ability to be at ease and enjoy your wedding, and that is exactly our goal here at Rose Petal Events. To plan your California wedding to perfection, be sure to contact us, as we would be honored to help.

Top tips on tipping your wedding vendors – Part 3


Money can make or break a wedding, as your budget is the sole factor that depicts the outcome of your day. As the Bride and Groom, you will of course want to stay within your wedding budget, so that you are able to receive all of the aspects you seek for your wedding.

Creating a wedding budget means that you will need to be aware of each and every amount of money that will need to be spent on your wedding, but oftentimes, couples forget that tipping wedding vendors should also be included as a wedding expense.

As previously discussed in our past two blog articles, tipping is never mandatory, however, it displays your appreciation for your wedding vendors, as a form of gratitude for their services within your wedding. Tipping however can become confusing, as there are so many wedding vendors that should all receive a certain amount, which is why Rose Petal Events has gathered even more vendors and the amounts that you should tip them, so be sure to continue reading for some more insight:

  • Wedding coordinator. You can of course coordinate your wedding yourself, but why would you want to put even more weight on your shoulders? If you plan to utilize a wedding coordinator for your big day, allowing you to plan your wedding with ease, you should consider tipping them 10% - 15% of the total fee, or $50.00 each, for employees.
  • Limousine Companies. Seeing as you will want to travel to and from you wedding in style, you most likely will have hired a limousine company for your big day. Oftentimes, gratuity is included within the contract, and is around $15% - 20% of the total cost. If the final bill is to be paid on your wedding day, then this is a task that the Best Man should handle.
  • Wait staff. Your wedding guests deserve to be waited on, as they have all joined together to celebrate your big day. If you have decided to utilize a wait staff, you should tip them 15% - 20% of the total bill, which should be given to the head of the staff, with instructions to reflect that the amount is for the entire wait staff.
  • All of your wedding guests will want to have a great time at your wedding, and alcohol can always be considered as a great source for entertainment. Hiring a bartender will ensure that your guests are served just as they should be, and if no tip is added within their contract, consider adding 10% of the total liquor bill for their services, as your guests should not be solicited for tips.

Creating a wedding is already a big task, so worrying about which amounts to tip your vendors should be the last of your concerns. Here at Rose Petal Events, we want you to be at ease for your big day, which is why our planning packages are designed to be fun and relaxing. So, be sure to contact us today, to begin the planning of your California wedding.

Top tips on tipping your wedding vendors – Part 2

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The creation of your wedding is primarily based on your budget, as that will be the deciding factor as to how much you can and cannot spend on certain aspects of your big day. Seeing as your wedding budget is so important, you will want to ensure that each expense is included within it, and that nothing is left out, such as your wedding vendor tips.

Tipping is often considered a luxury, rather than an actual expense, but you should know that your wedding vendors deserve to receive tips just as much as your waitress does at a restaurant. However, know that tipping is never obligatory, but it should still be given thought, as your vendors have put so much effort into their services for your big day.

With so many wedding vendors that assist you in the creation of your wedding, it can become confusing to know how much to tip each one, as they each perform their own unique services. Luckily, Rose Petal Events has gathered some more of the top wedding vendors, and the amounts that you should tip them, so be sure to continue reading to gain some insight:

  • Caterer. Everyone loves food, and your wedding guests will certainly be pleased with the effort that your put forth to hiring a great caterer. Seeing as your catering most likely prepared all of your food as well as had it serviced, you should include a 20% tip for all of their services.
  • Honeymoon travel agent. After the big day, it is time to venture off on to your honeymoon, with thanks to your travel agent for preparing a getaway of your dreams. For your travel agent, consider a 10% tip for them helping to plan your travel arrangements.
  • Officiant. You can’t get married without an officiant, so they are certainly a large aspect of your wedding day. Your officiant should receive a gratitude of around $100 for joining you two together as one. However, if you choose to have a nondenominational officiant, not tip is needed.
  • Valet coat check/Powder room attendant. Your wedding guests have all joined together to celebrate your big day, so they should certainly be made to feel at home and comfortable during your festivities. Allowing your guests to check their coats and be assisted with toiletries is something you will want to offer, and for these services, tipping your vendor $0.50 - $1.00 per guest is satisfactory. Most importantly, be sure to tip ahead, so that you guests do not feel obligated to pay.

Planning a wedding is a big task, as there are many aspects that go into its creation. However, here at Rose Petal Events, wedding planning can be fun and easy, so be sure to contact us today to begin planning your California big day.

Top tips on tipping your wedding vendors – Part 1

Rose Petal Events 09-05-16 As you plan your wedding, you will encounter a lot of expenses, many of which will flow right within your allotted budget, however, know that there are some expenses that you should plan for that may not be often thought of, such as tips for your wedding vendors.

Although tips are never obligatory, they are expressions of your appreciation for the hard work that your wedding vendors have put into the creation of your big day. When you eat at a restaurant, you show your gratitude by tipping, and weddings are no different.

Each wedding vendor performs their own service within your big day, so it can certainly become confusing as to how much you should be tipping them. Here at Rose Petal Events, we want your wedding (and your budget) to be created with ease, which is why we have gathered the top wedding vendors and the amounts that you should tip them, so be sure to continue readings to gain some knowledge:

  • Wedding Cake Baker. Who doesn’t love a delicious wedding cake? Seeing as your baker has developed the perfect flavor, a scrumptious filling and a gorgeous design, you should tip them 10% - 15% for their services.
  • Weddings ceremony and reception musician or DJ. Entertainment is such an important aspect of your wedding day, and music will certainly be the highlight. Your musician will spend quite some time keeping your guests on the dance floor, so you should consider tipping each one of them $20.00 - $25.00, and if you have chosen to have a DJ, $50 - $100 is a suitable amount.
  • Florist driver. The décor of your wedding will make a statement within your venue, and flowers are among the top elements of décor, not to mention that they are what creates your lovely bouquets and boutonnieres. Each intricate detail of your flowers will be safely delivered to your venue by your florist’s driver, therefore a $10.00 - $20.00 tip would be a wonderful gesture.
  • Hair and makeup artist. Looking beautiful on your big day is of importance, as you want to shine as the Bride, and your hair and makeup artist will be the one who ensures that this happens. Getting dolled up however does take some time, so an appropriate tip would be 10% - 15%.
  • Rental deliveries. A lot goes into the creation of a wedding, and you most likely do not want to purchase each and every item for your big day, so you will surely be renting certain things, which will then need to be delivered. Depending on the difficulty of the delivery, consider tipping anywhere from $5.00 - $25.00.

Your wedding is your big day to shine, and you will want every aspect of it to be planned to perfection. Here at Rose Petal Events, it is our goal to create your big day to reflect all of your visions, in the easiest of ways, so be sure to contact us today and schedule your consultation for the creation of your California wedding.

These Fall flower trends will have your wedding floral arrangements looking gorgeous

1 It is the most naturally artistic time of year, the leaves are changing colors, the weather is starting to chill and the floral landscapes look like a forest of fire…Let’s also not forget that you are getting married! Seeing as you will want your wedding to be beautiful, you should consider capturing the essence of Fall in your floral arrangements, to transform your big day into the ultimate seasonal beauty.

As you recite your vows to your partner and your guests toast to your good fortune and long future, add a sense of warmth and comfort to your atmosphere by incorporating the elements of Fall into your wedding floral arrangements. If you are you are curious as to how the season of Fall can be created within your wedding flowers, then you are in luck, as Rose Petal Events has gathered the top tips to help inspire your big day, so be sure to continue reading for ideas:

  • Elements of texture. A truly unique quality about Fall is the amazing textures it produces. Do not be afraid to use textures within your floral arrangements that you may think are odd, because they can actually really set your arrangements apart from the more common visuals. You can try using velvety foliage, silky tulips, baby’s breath or even red willow to bring a unique element of texture to every arrangement. So, to capture the essence of Fall within your floral arrangements, it is important to choose flowers that have a noticeable texture to them, and do not forget about the foliage too!
  • Deep and rich hues. The first thing that many people think of when they hear the word autumn is the collection of brightly colored leaves that now top our trees. To really convey your Fall theme in your floral arrangements, rich hues are a must. Those beautiful reds, coppers, orange, tangerines, yellows, and mahogany colored flowers, such as sunflowers, peonies, mums and dahlias, will immediately portray a Fall décor in a beautiful way.
  • Displays of beauty. A glass vase is fine for those roses or daisies that adorn a Spring or Summer wedding, but when it comes to Fall décor, they lack that autumn pizzazz that really helps it convey the season. You have quite a bit of freedom when it comes to your container, so it may be helpful to try a few out and see what best suits your style. A few popular containers are copper pots, wooden boxes and wicker baskets, but if you are feeling really daring, you can try a more natural vase, such as a pumpkin filled with oasis foam or even hollowed out gourds.

Although creating Fall floral arrangements can be a little more challenging than your average Spring or Summer wedding arrangements, the beauty and uniqueness makes it worth it. Here at Rose Petal Events, we pride ourselves on planning weddings to meet each and every one of our couple’s visions, so be sure to contact us today so that we can begin planning your California big day.

Say "Yes!" to hiring a wedding planner

Rose Petal Events 08-22-16 - 1 As you plan your wedding, you will be making a multitude of decisions: flowers, venue and every little detail of your wedding day schedule are just a few of the tasks that you will be handling. Then, you will have the scheduling of meetings with videographers, photographers and caterers, let alone trying to decide on which of these companies would work best for your wedding day personally.

Planning your wedding should be an enjoyable experience, not an overwhelming burden. Hiring a wedding planner is like having an extremely experienced assistant, whose number one priority is to help you plan your wedding, stress free, making sure that it goes off without a hitch!

Here at Rose Petal Events, we understand what it takes to plan a wedding, which is why we have gathered the top tips as to why you should utilize a wedding planner for your big day, so be sure to continue reading to gain some knowledge:

  • Practice makes perfect. As you plan an event, such as your wedding, you will want to ensure that each and every aspect of it turns out perfectly. If you want your wedding to fulfill your vision entirely, you will have to consider all of the options that are available to you, which can certainly be an overwhelming task. When you hire a wedding planner, you can let a load off of your shoulders and have faith in knowing that they have planned a myriad of weddings…as they say, practice makes perfect!
  • Stick to your budget. Deciding on your flowers, dress, venue, caterer and all of the other details of your wedding, the total cost of everything can certainly build at a quickly terrifying rate. By the time you have everything you want for your wedding on paper, you could have easily tripled your budget. When you choose to utilize a wedding planner, you can have comfort in knowing that they will keep your costs within your overall budget, as well as possibly save you some money, as planners oftentimes have close connections with various wedding vendors.
  • Stress-free. Your engagement is the beginning of the rest of your life with your partner, so it most certainly should not be a time filled with stress. There can be an overwhelming amount of stress when it comes to planning and handling all the chaos of a wedding, so let your wedding planner take some of the weight off of your shoulders and handle the nitty gritty of all of the planning details!

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  • Dreams become reality. Your wedding day is such an important day, so why let a beginner try and plan it? A wedding planner knows how to successfully plan a dream wedding, and bring a couple’s visions to life. Maybe you seek a certain flower, theme or color, but you do not know how to bring all of the details together beautifully…take ease, and know that your planner will be able to create each aspect that you seek, allowing your dreams to become reality.

Overwhelming is such an understatement when it comes to describing the stress that planning a wedding can cause. Here at Rose Petal Events, we understand what it takes to plan a picture perfect wedding with ease. If you are now engaged and beginning to plan your big day, be sure to contact us, as we would love to bring your California wedding dreams to reality.