Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 17 Jul 2017

Is anybody planning to tip on the day and if so how much?, I don't know if...

Is anybody planning to tip on the day and if so how much?, I don't know if you are supposed to tip the coordinator at the venue, photographer, hairdresser etc or whether to give a card and wine or chocs? My Dad says I'm paying them enough already to do their job

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 17 Jul 2017

Hi I have never heard of any one tipping on the day, I think they are having enough money already :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

Never heard of that! They get enough from the day....these people will be on commission.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

Never heard of that. They make enough as it is

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

I agree with your dad, if I was particularly thrilled with their service I might send a thank you card after the wedding sometime, but I wouldn't buy gifts or give them more money, they're being paid to do their job.

Megan Chaplen
Megan Chaplen 17 Jul 2017

I worked on a bar at weddings and the bar staff just get normal wage and I used to work from 12noon to 2am and we never got tipped. Might be a nice gesture to them, because we often didn't get breaks either!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

We tipped £50 the next day xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

As an ex wedding photographer, I never received tips, but you would often receive a thank you card/ gift when you met up with the couple to deliver their photo albums. Nothing is expected though. It's up to you what you do on your day. if you want to get your hairdresser flowers on the day, or a card at a later date for example, I'm sure she'd love it.

Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 17 Jul 2017

Thanks guys I really wasn't sure x

Julia Sweetman
Julia Sweetman 17 Jul 2017

I've never heard of anyone tip suppliers and I'm certainly not as I've paid and given deposits X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

I left a tip at the hotel reception and I went back with flowers and chocolates for my event coordinator and the duty manager as everything ran so smooth and they went above and beyond for us after finding out I was pregnant making last minute changes xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

Your dad's right. I've never heard of tipping them on the day! I might just give them a card or something after the day.

Emma Gibson
Emma Gibson 17 Jul 2017

I've not heard of it but I had planned to send a thank you card after the wedding to the co-ordinator x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

We tipped the venue, gave staff the leftover cake, and tipped all the suppliers but I always tip regardless of service. Luckily everything went brilliant especially my hair and make up lady going above and beyond. Did my nieces hair in a plait for free, and did my mothers make up for free so she got a big tip xx

Emma Blake
Emma Blake 17 Jul 2017

I agree with your dad. That being said a small number of people will get a thank you card from us x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

I sent thank you cards to my suppliers, and just gave a gift to my photographer as she's pregnant x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

I am a wedding planner. A photo and a thank you after is wonderful. I wouldn't feel comfortable with a tip.
However the bar staff and waiting staff are usually on minimum wage so a thank you if you feel the service was worth it is always appreciated.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

No I won't be tipping! But I do plan on sending them a personalised thank you card and flowers. X

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 17 Jul 2017

I am not planning on tipping people as I agree with your Dad. i might send thank you cards at a later date depending on how it went x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

We tipped the staff at the venue when we went back the next day to get our presents and left over decorations. The other suppliers just got thank you card

Laura Roberts
Laura Roberts 17 Jul 2017

We didn't plan on it but the DJ and MOC did such a fab job that we told them to get a drink on us and charge it to our room. The rest we didn't tip at all x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

Always tip your hairdresser :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

I'm getting my hair dresser and make up artist a bottle of wine each to say thank you but that's all

Kayleigh Eldridge
Kayleigh Eldridge 17 Jul 2017

Steve Poynton

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

We tipped the bar and waiting staff at our venue as a thankyou for all their hard work. But then again we are really friendly with them and go to the venue quite a lot for meals. You don't have to as a rule so up to you really x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

I've n very heard of that

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

We gave whiskey

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jul 2017

I think this is an American thing as I have read loads which say you are expected to tip. I won't be tipping but will be providing thank you cards and good reviews for all the vendors who do a good job xx

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