How to tip your wedding vendors

Wedding Style & Decor

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You're expected to tip your wedding vendors, but figuring out who gets what can be a bit of a headache. We consulted industry pros and put together the ultimate tipping guide to take the guesswork out of this tricky custom.

Some ground rules: Vendors who provide a product, like a cake baker or florist, don't usually receive tips, but vendors who provide a service, like your DJ, do. (You are, of course, welcome to tip "product vendors" and their staffs for performing above and beyond the call of duty.) Additionally, since tips are meant to supplement the salaries of folks on the lower rungs of the business ladder, a vendor who's self-employed or is the owner of a business is generally not tipped.

Read more about tipping your wedding vendors here.

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