3. Work out how much you wish to tip each vendor
You will be in a difficult position on your wedding day if you have no idea how much each vendor expects to be tipped. It’s important to prepare a cheat sheet for what to tip each vendor and to give a copy to whoever plans to take care of the bills. As a general rule, catering providers expect a 20% tip. The wedding planner deserves 10%, the photographers expect something under $100, the reception staff hopes for $50, and the officiant will be happy with a $100 donation to his church.