Tipping: Who and How Much?

“At the end of my event, who do I need to tip and how much do I need to tip them?” Most often, your caterer will include gratuity in your final invoice, so read through your final invoice very carefully to determine how much has already been included. If your final invoice includes 15% gratuity, but you feel the service and food were better than expected, then you should add an additional tip (5%)  to the invoice, or you can hand the gratuity directly to the catering manager at the end of the evening.

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Kristin and Rich at The House of 7 Gables

This particularly fun couple teamed up with Hummingbird Bridal to plan their wedding at the House of Seven Gables – all the way from New Zealand! Catering was supplied by the immensely talented team at Creative Catering, and hair styling was courtesy of the crew at Fringe Salon in Salem, and Rouge Make-up Salon did a gorgeous job on an already-gorgeous bride. The delicious cake (multiple layers and flavors) was made by the incredibly talented Sweet Tooth Bakery

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