The “who to tip” question is age old around these wedding parts, with couples asking constantly: who should we tip? Tipping is such an interesting subject: the reality is that most people are inclined to tip anyone that does a fabulous job helping you with your wedding day. The reality is that most of us feel pressured, not just in weddings, but in our daily lives, to tip even when service has not been so exemplary. I’ve tipped countless waiters that were simply terrible. I was a waitress in college and understand that tips constitute wait staff’s bread and butter (additionally, tips are often shared through the kitchen and back house…and I definitely would hate to punish an entire kitchen for bad service!). All this said, weddings are an oft one-time event, and due to the volume of service, obviously tips are costly.
We thought it’d be interesting to run a few quick polls here to ask our hive members about your tipping practices when it comes to your wedding! Participate in the polls below (and if you didn’t hire a particular vendor, feel free to skip that question!).
WILL YOU/DID YOU TIP YOUR:
Now that you’ve participated, are you surprised by any of the results? Do you believe there are certain vendors that you MUST TIP?
- Northern California
- Weddingbee Editor in Chief
- Wedding Date:
- June 2008
- Winery in the Gold Country