One cost that many Toronto Couples don’t think about is setting aside tips for their wedding vendors. The question is how much should you tip your wedding vendors?
Tipping in the GTA is not obligatory for the most part, but it is proper etiquettenot to mention very important to show your appreciation via gratuity for a job well done. Below we have provided you with a tipping guideline to help you along. Please note that vendors are not listed in any particular order and it’s ultimately your decision who you will tip. Just make sure you double check your contracts to ensure that a tip has not already been accounted for. For any additional vendors that may be working your wedding (candy buffet, food truck, speciality stations, childcare etc.), the 2-5% of the contracted service fee should be a safe calculator to follow.
Florist – If your florist is personally dropping of your flowers to you and they have more than one location to drop off to, you might consider tipping them $15.00 per location. Some florists will send a delivery company and charge you a delivery fee, but if they are providing you personal delivery service, it’s a nice idea to show that you appreciate that.
Your Wedding Coordinator/Planner – For coordination services (day-of or month-of coordination), $50 and up depending on the service. For full planning 10-15% of the total fee.
Servers - 15% of the total catering bill. Sometimes, this is already included in your catering or venue contract. Always ask if gratuity is included in the service fee.