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Things No One Tells You About Planning Your Wedding Pt 1 : Tipping

There are lists and lists of things each wedding couple needs to consider when they are booking vendors, paying deposits, and weighing options like crazy. Here are just a few thoughts to get you started considering out-of-the-box options.

money fanned outYour wedding vendors are all service providers, and there is an “unspoken” love of gratuity across ALL vendor types for your wedding, not just your food source?

It’s true! Most of them don’t assume that you’ll tip, but gosh, do they ever love it when you do. It doesn’t even need to be a huge amount (although that’s nice if you’ve got it to spare) but even if you’re giving them enough to cover their parking and drinks later on that night, it’s still a nice gesture to make.

Please note: if you start handing out tips to your vendors in front of other vendors, it is a good idea to make sure that you’re including all of them. If you can’t afford to do that, catch the vendors that showed you special love in a private moment, or even mail it to them later, so that you don’t crush your other vendors who worked just as hard for your special day.

What are your thoughts on tips? Answer in the comments!

{photo credit : Rolan Wong}

photographed by barbie hullSarah is our new Wedding Wednesday blogger. She is one of our fabulous giver brides from 2012 who walked into Get Hitched Give Hope with the intent on getting married in Jamaica in 2014, and walked out with packages and vendors she fell in love with, and a new plan for a fall 2013 Seattle wedding. Sarah will be bringing us thoughts on the wedding industry and wedding planning from the perspective of a bride who isn’t the traditional “been dreaming of my wedding since I was five” type of girl.


photo by Barbie Hull 

July 24, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Jessica Moir - I love that someone finally said this! There are infographics flying around Pinterest that state if the vendor (often times photographers, coordinators, etc.) owns their own business – then don’t tip them. Wrong!! I firmly believe that anytime someone provides you a service that you love – show your appreciation! (Regardless of who owns the business.)

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