While we encourage you to stick to the above guidelines, tipping is technically not mandatory. For most vendors, a five-star review on Google, Yelp, and/or Facebook and a lovely thank you card will go a long way. Also consider sharing positive reviews on WeddingWire or The Knot, and giving permission for your vendors to have your wedding featured in their marketing materials or to be submitted for publication is a gracious thing to offer as well. You could also consider gift cards or small gifts.
Alternatives for Tipping Wedding Vendors