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.