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  • Who Pays For What??

    I just wanted to break it down easily for you.  Here is a list of who will pay for what. BRIDE (and Family): Grooms Ring Gift for Groom Gifts for Brides Attendants Invitations Announcements Postage Wedding Stationery Wedding Dress & Accessories Dresses for Brides Attendants Attire for Bride's Family Flowers and Decor for Ceremony and Reception Flowers for Bride's Attendants Ceremony Location Fee Reception Location Fee Food & Drink for Ceremony and Reception Photographer and/or Videographer Entertainment for the Ceremony and Reception Limousine/Transportation Rentals Any other expenses for Ceremony or Reception Engagement Photos Engagement Party Wedding Cake Accommodations for Bride's Attendants (out-of-town) GROOM (and Family): Bride's Engagement & Wedding Ring Gift for Bride Gifts for Groom's Attendants Groom's Tuxedo & Accessories Attire for Groom's Family Boutonnieres for Groom, Fathers, and Grandfathers Boutonnieres for Groom's Attendants Corsages for Mothers and Grandmothers Brides Bouquet and Flowers Officiant's Fee Marriage License Fee Rehearsal Dinner Honeymoon Accommodations for Groom's Attendants (out-of-town) ATTENDANTS: Attire Bridal Shower Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties Transportation/Travel expenses These are all based on traditions and will need to be changed for any particular needs or circumstances.

  • Gratuity Guidelines

    In most of the reading that I have done I have found that it is not unusual to give gratuity, if it is not already included. I was mored surprised by the actual percent that was given.  Most couples give a 15% - 20% percent gratuity if they feel like they have done an exceptional job.  This may be hard to handle when you are diving deep into saving accounts. Keep in mind though, this is not to all vendors, and unless there is a contract stating other wise you are not obligated to due so.  But I wanted to take this info and compile into a list so that you could see what is customary for each vendor. 15%-20% Caterer/Banquet Manager (usually included in contract) WaitStaff (Usually included in contract) Bartender (If the bartender is not accepting tips, an additional 10% is suggested) Limousine Drivers DJ's Photographer/Videographers Florist Bakers Wedding Planners/Coordinators Well you would think that covers everyone right?  Well wrong.  Here's a list of vendors that you would pay per guest or per service. Bands: $25.00 per band member Restroom and Coat Check Personnel: $0.50-$1.00 per guest Parking Attendants: $1.00-$2.00 per car Officiant: $75.00-$100.00 (Please remember that Civil Officiants receive a flat fee and are usually not allowed to accept                     gratuities) Ceremony Staff: Organists/Musicians $35.00-$75.00 Altar boys, Sextons, etc $5.00-$25.00 Again, please keep in mind that you are not obligated to give a gratuity unless other wise stated in a contract.

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