But the list of services we'd need to tip for extended beyond the catering/reception hall staff. Here is the "tip list" I've compiled from several sources:
- All those associated with the reception (maitre d', wait staff, bartenders, parking attendants, etc.)
- Delivery/Set-Up People (including lighting, florist, baker, etc.)
- Hair & Make-Up Artists, Manicurists, Masseuse
- Wedding Coordinator/Planner
That rant aside, I want to make it known that I'm an excellent tipper. (I'm feeling so defensive about this that I put it in bold, so you'd have to notice it... and hopefully believe it. Did you notice? Did you believe?) I do it in equal parts because I'm grateful for good service and because I don't want to be known as the girl who doesn't tip well. So I tip - well. And I'm sure our wedding day will be no different. I just wish I'd been prepared for it when I made that pesky budget...
What are your thoughts on tipping? Do you feel like it's an arbitrary line between who gets tips and who doesn't, or do you understand the origins of this split better than I do?