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.