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    [Wedding Wednesday]: How to Tip Your Wedding Vendors by Pink Cloud 9

    April 3, 2013

    Tipping etiquette is an important part of the wedding planning process, and should be handled with care and some frugality. The last thing you want to do is shell out extra cash or ruffle a vendor's feathers. Here are some guidelines from the Pink Cloud 9 team to take the guessing out of tipping:


    • Read your contract. For example, many venues with on site catering will have gratuity included in their contracts. Avoid double-tipping!



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    • Write thank you notes. Most vendors will appreciate the sentiment.

     


    • Don't forget to write reviews. Reviews help vendors get more work; a good one can be even better than a tip.

     


    • Don’t tip the owners, just the employees.


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    • Give someone else the responsibility of tipping. You don’t want to be carrying cash around on your wedding day. Assign tipping to your wedding planner or venue manager.


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    • Tips should be given in cash. Plan your tips out ahead of time in separate envelopes to make distribution easier.

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    • See if your venue has donation guidelines. If you’re getting married in a house of worship, or even in a museum, expect to make a donation of anywhere from $150-$500 (and up).


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    • You don’t need to exceed $150 per person, unless they really save the day!


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    These helpful tips should clear the doubt and make it easier to relax on your wedding day, and that's what Pink Cloud 9 is all about! For more information, questions or comments on tipping your wedding vendors, check out our wedding planning blog or chat us up on Twitter or Facebook.