Tips on Tipping

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Give the job to: the maitre d'. Have cash envelopes prepared in advance.

Powder-room, coat-check, and parking attendants

How much to tip? Each attendant should receive $.50–$1 per guest. (Also, instruct the maitre d' that guests should not be solicited for tips.)

When to tip: at the end of the reception.

Give the job to: the maitre d'. Have cash envelopes prepared in advance.

Hair and makeup artists

How much to tip? 10ndash;15 percent of total cost.

When to tip: at the end of service.

Manicurist

HOW MUCH TO TIP? 15-20% of total cost.

When to tip: At the end of service.

Masseuse (pre-wedding massage)

How much to tip? 15–20 percent of total cost.

When to tip: at the end of service.

Tips You Can Ship

Although you can always tip or send a thank-you note for exceptional work, these vendors do not generally receive gratuities for their services:

Wedding consultant
Stationer
Bridal shop
Seamstress for alterations
Tux shop
Jeweler
Cake baker
Florist
Caterer
Photographer and assistant
Videographer
Travel agent for honeymoon

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