Okay, I just under 6 months out from my wedding, and I am trying to determine what I will need in regards to tips. My photographer is...very...expensive. I am totally fine with the price, but wonder about tipping on top of that. He will have himself, a 2nd photographer(not an assistant) as well as 2 videographers. Seeing as how he is the business owner, should I expect to tip him less than the others? I was planning on $300 each, but not sure if he should get a little less. Our engagement shoot was included in our package and we tipped him then as well for full disclosure.
As for the DJ/musicians, would you all typically do 20% of the cost? They are doing lighting as well, so should i do 20% off the total? or off the DJ-ing/musician service specifically?
I will have a coordinator supplied by the venue, so I will be tipping that person, whoever that is. I will probably do a few hundred dollars depending on the service.
For transportation I will have a Rolls Royce driving my Dad and I to the venue. I am paying a 3 hour minimum and will be just going to the venue the one time. We are also having a trolley car bring the bridal party as well as bring the guests to and from the venue and the hotel. That will also be my transportation at the end of the night. 20% of the trolley cost? hmm...
As for waitstaff/bar staff, those tips are included in my price per person which is super nice and I am very excited about.
I am sure I am missing things...but any advice would be fantastic!! Thank you all!!