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    Posted: 12 May 2012 11:28

    How Much Did You Tip Your Venue?

    Hi All,

    I got married last week and on the info sheet, I tipped the box that I didn't want the venue to mention a tip on the day as I feel it should always be at the customers discretion (I always tip good food, service, hairdressing etc).

    Not really sure how much I should be looking at though.  The wedding was a great success and everyone has been talking about how fantasic it was and how great the venue is.

    What did you all do re a tip for the venue?  Even a 5% tip works out at over £750.  Did you buy flowers/champagne for your wedding planner? (just the one at the venue  - we didn't hire anyone)

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 11:44

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    Huh? I didn't even think about tipping the venue. I've not heard of this at all :/ Don't they get enough with everything else we pay for? Or is that just me being really cheap? :D But seriously, I've not factored in any tips in our budgeting!

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 11:46

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    I've never heard of tipping the venue, and if I'm honest I think it sounds ridiculous! 

    The place we are most likely booking for our reception requires us to spend £4000 minimum on food & drink, You'd think that + the business we'd bring in terms of the bar and guests staying at the hotel (which isn't exactly cheap, even with the discounted rate) You'd think the money you pay for the day would be enough!

    As a thank you I will most likely send a Thank You card and possibly a box of baked goods for the staff but that's about it, and maybe a bottle of wine for the wedding organiser, but only if they've done a really good job, after all it is THEIR JOB, they do get paid at the end of the day. I'm all for honouring people going above and beyond for you but giving a mandatory tip seems cheeky!

     

    Posted: 12 May 2012 11:47

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    I think it's kind of expected these days!  The waiting staff/bar staff/cleaners/chefs etc are probably on quite a low wage regardless of what the venue charge for everything.

     

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 11:47

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    seriously? at nearly £50 a head just for food they can bugger off if they think they're getting a tip too

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 11:48

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    Here here & well said stephanieeff  Wink

     

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 11:51

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    Ambs:

    The waiting staff/bar staff/cleaners/chefs etc are probably on quite a low wage regardless of what the venue charge for everything.

    True, but you'd probably find if you did give the venue a tip it wouldn't be shared with the staff!

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 11:53

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    Puddycat:

    Here here & well said stephanieeff  Wink

     

     

    Thank You!

    I think a lot of places that mention tips, honestly, are just trying to bully you out of more money. If you feel someone's done an exceptional job reward them in whatever way YOU deem fit. And if you do want to tip cash, try giving it straight to the waiting/bar staff etc, because that extra tip the venue mention will most likely not be seen by those guys, who do hard work for minimum wage, most likely.

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 11:54

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    I won't be tipping our venue. I will probably send a thank you card to our wedding coordinator but thats it! Big Smile

    Posted: 12 May 2012 11:54

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    Pink Han-bag:

    seriously? at nearly £50 a head just for food they can bugger off if they think they're getting a tip too

     

     

    Ours was over £50 per head for food and to be honest, we have gone way over budget on so much and with another baby on the way, the money could be used elsewhere.  I have heard people talking about tipping venues before and just thought it was the done thing these days.

    Posted: 12 May 2012 11:55

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    Pink Han-bag:

    seriously? at nearly £50 a head just for food they can bugger off if they think they're getting a tip too

     

     

    Ours was over £50 per head for food and to be honest, we have gone way over budget on so much and with another baby on the way, the money could be used elsewhere.  I have heard people talking about tipping venues before and just thought it was the done thing these days.

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 12:05

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    I've never heard of it tbh, not that I plan a lot of weddings Laugh

    The bar staff will get tips on the night I would have though, I've worked wedding bars and a lot of people will buy you drinks.

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 12:16

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    I am paying my venue over £6000, for this I expect good service and I will not be giving a tip.

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 12:27

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    What?  No, there's no way I'd tip them. I'm paying a lot of money and expect a good service for what I've paid - no tip necessary.  Not being stingy here, just can't see why a tip is needed.

  • Posted: 12 May 2012 12:28

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    No tip here! We have the hotel for two nights guarantees them £4,000.00! Plus 49.50 per head for food, people plus £15.00 per head drinks, plus what my guests will eat on the Friday night and what the bar will take on those two nights and a further £120 on extra guests at the taster evening and drinks we have paid for during the planning process......I hope they have the cheek to ask for a tip! I will send a nice card, tin of choccies and something for the wedding co-ordinary but they are making enough money from us!

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