How Much Should I Tip My Free Wedding Photographer

How Much Should I Tip My Free Wedding Photographer

You have planned a budget wedding

You have planned a budget wedding and you have asked your friends to help you with different things. You are very happy to have done it, since you feel they are going to be even more involved into your wedding. But you also know that the wedding is going to end soon and you would like to repay your friends for this. So, you are asking yourself how much to tip them.

One of the answers would be that you should tip them as you tipped another person if you were to hire someone; that is between 10-15%. However, since they helped you for free, this would mean nothing, which is quite not what you have in mind.

You have planned a budget wedding

printing wedding photos

So, another answer to your question would be to try and give them money as to cover part, or most part if not all of their expenses. For a friend who helped you with printing different things, you might consider covering the costs of paper and ink used. Their services will be thus for free, but they will still feel repaid for them.

printing wedding photosBut you have asked a friend to be your wedding photographer for free

But you have asked a friend to be your wedding photographer for free. So, how much would you have to tip a free wedding photographer? Considering that a professional wedding photographer whom you might have hired does not have to get a tip, since you have already paid for his services, the same ‘rule’ above is applicable in this case as well. Try to give them enough money as to cover the costs of different expenses, such as films, renting the equipment or printing the photos. And, after you see the photos, you can also send them a nice gift.But you have asked a friend to be your wedding photographer for free

So, this is all about tipping free services

So, this is all about tipping free services. Since they are at your wedding as guests as well, I suppose, you simply make sure they will also have time to eat something, not just take photos, and at the end of everything hand them the tip in an envelope. Maybe not quite $100 bucks, but not $1,000 either. You will have to make a little bit of research regarding costs for different materials used, but somewhere in between these numbers mentioned will be quite all right with your friends.

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