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Tipping Lighting

Bride123, on January 17, 2020 at 2:01 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 6
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Hello,


What's your thoughts on trying to tip the person whose only job is to set up lights (1 hr before the ceremony and takes down 1 hour after the ceremony). The company I'm using usually does DJ services. The DJ contract requests that they be tipped at least 15% on services (honestly tacky IMO that they even asked). but because I'm using only their lighting and photobooth services, is it wrong of me to ask that provision be struck from the contract?

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Latest activity by Bride123, on January 19, 2020 at 10:21 AM
  • Amber
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    Amber ·
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    Is it a request or a requirement? If it's a request, you aren't contractually obligated. However, I would still tip the person for their services.

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    Well I'm deciding whether I should ask them to remove that provision from their proposed contract since I'm not doing DJ services. I wasn't sure if in THIS scenario (they just set up lights and a photobooth) if they're really supposed to be tipped and I'm asking for something unexpected.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    What does the contract say specifically? Does it say it's required or requested?

    Either way, I would still plan on tipping as long as they don't do a horrible job. They're providing a service by setting those things up, so a tip is generally expected even if it isn't "required"

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    Required of at least 15%, but this is the form language from the DJ contract.

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  • Sherry
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    If the contract says that a 15% tip is required then yes, you have to tip them 15% no matter what they do for you. If it is not required, then you can tip whatever you want or nothing at all. A tip is a kind gesture but shouldn't be required. I would also check that it is not automatically added as a way to sneak in extra bucks and you still tip them without noticing.

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    Right. My point is should I request this removed since their form is normally for a DJ. In short is this custom ? It would add nearly $300 for an acknowledged 2 hours of work (1 hr set up 1 hr take down)
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