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Merveille & Lo茂c
Beginner July 2024 Quebec

Tips for vendors

Merveille & Lo茂c, on August 24, 2023 at 17:09 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 15

Hi everyone, we are getting married next July and are trying to secure all our vendors while keeping our budget from exploding 馃槄. Do you have any advice on rules when it comes to tipping the vendors? What is a reasonnable tip percentage for you? I am thinking, florist, videographer, photographer, limo driver, DJ (although he is included in the costs of the venue with the F&B...). Thanks everyone, I look forward to your replies!

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Latest activity by KELLY, on September 7, 2023 at 12:20
  • KELLY
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    Amanda that is a great idea!

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  • Kate
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    The gift card idea is really nice, agreed.

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  • Jackie
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    I鈥檝e been told that if they have their own company or work for themselves, a tip isn鈥檛 expected. If they鈥檙e with a company then it鈥檚 appreciated. I like the above gift card idea if you are going to tip! Weddings are so expensive and it adds up so fast.
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  • Merveille & Lo茂c
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    Indeed! Where are you getting married? Also don鈥檛 be shy to ask for a discount or payment instalments . Worst thing that will happen is they will say no. Then you鈥檒l know and will compare vendors and do what鈥檚 also best for you. I met with very nice people who were willing to giving me small discounts or give me more time to make payments. Hang in there and good luck!
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    This!! I just started contacting venders and goodness! Everything is so expensive! I am following for tips.
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  • Merveille & Lo茂c
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    Yes in some contracts it is stated, some vendors already put in the service fees on the contracts as well. For me I want to show a token of my appreciation to my florist, photographer and videographer as it is their own business and it is not a huge company. For the limo driver I am thinking I would tip because I tip cab driver and Uber drivers so why not the limo driver. Again it will also depend on the service I get :-). It definitely adds up fast and Amanda suggestion of gift cards is really thoughtful.
    Good luck!!
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  • Cristina
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    Oh my I didn't even know we had to tip! Everything is so expensive and on top of it all we also tip? That's a first.

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  • Merveille & Lo茂c
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    Thank you Carine! This is very helpful!
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    Check your contract as some add the tip in with their services. But there's no rule of percentage, whatever you feel, and who you want to tip or you think deserve a tip.

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  • Merveille & Lo茂c
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    Yes I agree!
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  • Amanda
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    I think it's more personal that way instead of just cash you know?!
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  • Merveille & Lo茂c
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    Thanks so much Amanda! I really like this idea!
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  • Merveille & Lo茂c
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    Yes it does add up really fast. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with me! I was thinking of doing something similar but for certain people
    I do like the idea of a gift certificate for a restaurant they like. Thank you!
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  • Kate
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    So I struggled with this because the suggested percentage amount online was pretty steep to us so we ended up putting $50.00 in some and $100.00 in other envelopes with a Thank You card and handwritten note. We tipped: the make up artist, hair stylist, photographer, catering staff (x 4, chef, head waiter, waiter, and bartender), and the band (x 2), so it adds up!

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  • Amanda
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    We only tipped our photographer and coordinator We asked them what was there favorite restaurant and gave them a gift card.
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