Guide to tipping your wedding staff


On your wedding day, the last thing you might think of is tipping the staff and vendors. However, this is an important gesture you shouldn't forget.

Who should you tip, and how much? Find out here.

Driver: 15 to 20 percent

Hairstylist: 15 to 20 percent

Makeup artist: 15 to 20 percent

Waitstaff: 15 to 20 percent

Caterer: MarthaStewartWeddings.com suggests a 1 to 2 percent tip

Coat Checker: $1 to $2 per guest

Valet: $1 to $5 per guest

Bartender: $200 to $400

DJ: 10 to 20 percent

Band: MarthaStewartWeddings.com suggests at least $200 for the band leader and $50 per band member

Officiant: MarthaStewartWeddings.com suggests either giving about $100 tip, a thoughtful gift or a donation to the church