Tipping your vendors….do you, or don’t you?
This is something that can be completely subjective and there really is no right answer. Afterall, you’ve paid your vendors for their services, so why would you tip them on top of that?! Common question, really.
Here is what I often tell those who may question this: When a vendor helps you beyond their job title, or goes out of their way for you in some way or another…..this would be a good reason to tip them. Now, the same rules do not necessarily apply when tipping vendors like they do in restaurants. Tipping whatever you feel you can, or whatever you feel is right in this case is more than generous and your vendors, who may not often see this, will be overjoyed, humbled, and feel really loved that you noticed their extra efforts. A 15-20% tip isn’t standard like in the restaurant industry, in fact-I don’t really think there is a “standard” in this case.
With all this being said, your vendors never expect to be tipped, therefore them doing out of their way, or doing something outside their job nature isn’t something they will do just because they want a tip….they do it because they genuinely care and love you as clients and friends. We want you to be happy and smiling and stress free on your wedding day, so if there’s something we can do to help make you feel that way, we will do it in a heartbeat.
This is always something to consider when planning your wedding day. If you plan on tipping your vendors, we’ve seen clients put it in a thank you card and hand them out to those they want to thank beyond their service payment. Again- this is not necessary, but if you feel like you really connected and received help from another vendor, this is a great way to let them know. Little things like thank you notes/cards, little gifts, or a really lovely email go so far and it’s certainly not about money only. Giving thanks is one of the most important things you can do for your vendors! We love you and we hope that you have had an amazing wedding day and that we somehow contributed a little- show your love anyway possible!