When planning out your event or wedding, be sure to allow an additional amount for tipping. Here is a general idea on the amounts you should set aside for different event & wedding vendors.
Remember, these amounts are not set in stone. Plan according to your budget and the type of service you receive from each.
Caterer and/or Banquet Manager - 15% for extra special service. · Bartenders - 15% to 20% of the liquor bill. ·
Event &/or Bridal Consultant - 15% for extra special service. · Powder Room and Coat Room Attendants - 50¢ per guest. You could arrange to pay a flat tipping fee. ·
Clergy members - $20 or more donation, depending on the length of the ceremony. ·
Civil Ceremony Officials - $10 and up. However, look into this first. Some judges cannot accept money. ·
Florist - 15% directly to the driver who delivers the flowers. ·
Photographer - 10% to 15% for extra special service. ·
Videographer - 10% to 15% for extra special service.
Cake Decorator - 10% to 15% for extra special service, or for a difficult/very large cake. ·
Musicians or D.J. - 15% for extra special service. ·
Limousine or Party Bus Driver - 10% to 15% paid directly to the driver.
Fees - Clergy. Most clergy do not have a "fee" but instead ask for a donation. In this case, anywhere from $50 - $100 or more. A lot depends on how well you know them and whether or not counseling sessions were involved. If you are still unsure what the appropriate amount should be - then talk to the church secretary and ask for an "acceptable range" for a donation.