You, and the wedding vendor team that you select, will spend countless hours going over the details of your wedding celebration to be sure everything runs smoothly. Each and every wedding vendor focus their time and energy on your special day, so while an extra “Thank you!” is optional, it’s always appreciated. Either in the form of a gratuity or a gift, the way you thank you vendors can vary. Many of your Maine wedding vendors are likely small business owners, just like us, so you cannot underestimate the value of a well-deserved and heartfelt “Thanks!”
Tipping can be the kind of thing you don’t want to ask your vendor about directly, but it’s important to be aware of tipping etiquette so everyone feels included. And more importantly, tipping has the potential to affect your budget, so don’t overlook it.
Below you’ll see how our French’s Point couples typically show gratitude for their wedding vendors.
Before you sit down to get things in order, check your vendor contracts to see if a gratuity has already been included. If tips aren’t included, put vendor gratuity checks or cash in individual envelops and give to your planner, who will distribute the envelopes as the wedding is coming to a close. You can also designate a trusted friend or close family member to be in charge of giving out the envelopes at the end of the evening. If it’s ok with your vendor, you can ask them to write the tip into their contract so you don’t have to worry about it on your wedding day.
Remember that tipping is optional, but it is a great way to show appreciation after a job well done! Still have questions, give us a call (207) 567-3650 or shoot us an email.