We are constantly being asked about tipping wedding vendors.
How much to tip a photographer, when to provide vendors with a tip, if you should tip when you’re paying a reasonable amount for their services.
To answer these questions we made a video!
Tipping your wedding vendors for service that goes above & beyond is something we advocate for. We have been in this industry a long time and recognize that while vendors work to create competitive pricing the reality is that most of them end up far exceeding the services they contracted for.
The main reason for this being that couples’ perception of what things should cost and the reality is far different. It normally isn’t until a couple has been through the planning process and see what those vendors really deliver that they have that ‘ah-ha’ moment of … “wow, I get their pricing now”.
When it comes to tipping remember these are just guidelines, trust your gut!
Jenni & Greg approached Heart & Dash to assist them with Planning & Event Management for their wedding. As two busy professionals with full schedules and minimal wedding experience they were seeking an experienced pro to aide them with vendor selection, budgeting, venue selection, design guidance, and bringing their ideas to fruition.
At our first meeting with J&G I asked them “if you could pick the perfect date night, what would it be?”. Their response was, “relaxing at a jazz lounge, listening to great music and being in the moment”. When I asked them what they thought about creating that atmosphere for their wedding they were surprised. They didn’t think “you could do that”. Why not? If your wedding day is in fact YOUR day, why can’t it feel the way you want it to? That is the driving force for us when designing and planning weddings for our clients.