Figuring out how much to tip wedding vendors can be tricky, but wedding tipping is an important way to show your appreciation for your pros' hard work. To avoid scrambling on the day of, we recommend creating a list of who to tip at your wedding and organizing the cash tips into envelopes well in advance of your wedding day. While it’s extra-nice if you are able to hand the tips to your vendors on your wedding day, it might not be possible (you’re going to be super-busy!). Instead, have your wedding planner or a member of your wedding party be responsible for handing out the tips, which should be handed out after the service is rendered. Another great way to thank your vendors? Write them a review on a site like WeddingWire!
Check out this list to help you decide how much to tip your wedding vendors (note that not all wedding vendors traditionally receive tips!).
Hair and Makeup
Your hair and makeup pros work hard to ensure that you and your crew look their best—so knowing how much to tip these wedding vendors is important! Hair and makeup pros should receive 15 to 20 percent of their fee.
If you’re wondering how much to tip wedding vendors, your caterer will likely be at the top of the list—food will be a super-important part of your wedding! Usually a caterer's tip is included in their service fee, but if not, tip 15 to 20 percent of the food bill.
The servers at your wedding will ensure that your guests receive their meals in a timely and efficient fashion. Each server should receive about $20 or more.