Any advice on tips for vendors day of? Do you do a percentage or? Our venue had gratuities added into our fee so not concerned about that. More thinking about our photographer, DJ, day of coordinator etc.
I didn't tip anyone since the service was provided by them and venue had gratuity added to its total already. The only thing given to all vendors were Thank You cards personally to them including the bakery.
Recommended is 10-15% for most vendors.
our photographer is a friend of mine. and instead of money. we are giving her a gift card to a store only she can shop at (shes married, has a kid. and NEVER buys for herself). and we are doing higher than the above percentage because she gave us a good deal on our photos.
our dj/coordinator - since they own the business. I am thinking a gift, hand written card.
our reception venue recommends 10% for tips. but they leave it up to us and its not included in their pricing.
hair/make up - i'm tipping what I normally tip a hairdresser (10 bucks).
As Tori said I do a percentage off what I'm paying for their services! Except for photographer! Their price covers Engagament and prints and day of photos so I'm basing the tip off a smaller percentage! (I.e. I dont want to tip them on their charges for doing the prints at the end) Also keep in mind how everything works the day of! If you're not happy with how the coordinator handles the day of a smaller tip then! But 50-150 depending on services I feel like is fine!