Remember to Include Tips in Your Wedding Budget.

When planning a wedding, most people are prepared for big expenses like venue, caterer, and photographer. One area that is often overlooked, however, is tip. And it can add up.

As Apartment Therapy points out, there are many smaller expenses here and there that can add up, and the tip can easily be overlooked. They explain:

… in general, you should leave a small envelope for everyone who worked for your wedding, with two exceptions: when the tip is already included in your contract, or when the person performing the service owns their work (for example, a self-employed photographer or a group that you ordered yourself). Don’t forget about the driver-courier tip as well.

Real Simple offers some tips on how much to tip everyone. Here are a few from their list:

  • Nurse service: $ 1 to $ 2 per person.
  • Catering: 200 $ + or personal gift
  • Chef: $ 100 +
  • Wardrobe attendants: $ 1 to $ 2 per guest.
  • Hairdresser: 15 to 20 percent
  • Hotel maids: $ 2 to $ 5 per room; $ 10 to $ 15 if you used the suite as a dressing room
  • Limousine or bus drivers: 15 percent

As you can see, the cost can be unexpected. You may have your own tip policy, but chances are you will tip a little on your big day, so you can budget for it as well. To find out more about tips, follow the links below.

Guide to Wedding Tips | Really simple through apartment therapy


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