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To Tip/Feed or Not To Tip/ Feed Your Photo Booth Attendants Winnipeg Manitoba Photo Booth

Updated: Mar 28

I have gotten this question alot and I know if I were planning an event this would be a question I have. I have broken it down into tipping and feeding - as they are two very seperate questions all together.

Here are a few answers that I found online, my opinion differs a bit:

Today's Bride (Your Northeast Ohio Wedding Resourse) States that "Although these workers have the fun of seeing all the goofy faces you and your guests make in the photo booth, they are still working hard to make sure everything is set up and working correctly. It is common to tip each attendant $20-$50."

A descusion in The Knot seems to favor tipping and feeding the attendants. They have a cheat sheet about tipping here although I can not find phot booth in the list, it does give you a few ideas.

Another discussion in Wedding Bee the one response to the question stated that of the owner is running the photo booth than no but if it's an attendant that is running the booth than they would.

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Tipping a Photo Booth Attendant

Is Tipping the Photo Booth Mandatory?

The answer is no. However, in some cases it might be expected, and a lack of might infer that the service done was not up to your expectation. At Ajs Mystic Mirror a tip in not included in the price and is not required. Although, if you feel that your booth attendant exceeded expectations and earned a tip, it is always greatly appreciated.

When Should You Tip A Photo Booth Attendant?

We all know that on the day of your event it’s important for things to run smoothly, and that can bring a large amount of stress. As vendors start to setup, and then your guests start to arrive, tipping is the last worry on your plate. With that being said, typically, the best time to tip the vendor is right after they have finished supplying their service (once contracted time is up). If you’re worried about forgetting, or can’t necessarily take care of it afterwards, there is noting wrong with giving it to them before hand.

Why Should You Tip A Photo Booth Attendant?

This one is a little more straight-forward… If you feel that your attendant did a good job, a tip is a great way to say “thank you” or “hey you did an outstanding job”.

How to tip your Photo Booth Attendant?

When it comes to tipping your vendors, do some work and research before hand. If you’re not quite sure on the standard tipping percent, check out the link above to see what The Knot says in it's cheat sheet. We also recommend taking some time before your event to sort vendor tips into small envelopes with their names/roles on the front. This will surely make your night easier as the event dwindles down.

OK Now to What We Think About Tipping Your Photo Booth Attendant

We truly love what we do and never do we ever expect a tip. We have had times where the client has tipped us and it has meant so much, but we never expect a tip. For us, leaving a positive review, not just the 5 stars but a small positive written review is worth more than any tip.

At a few events we have had a few of the guests ask where our tip jar is. It's such a nice gesture but we always turn them down as we don't want people to feel they need to tip us. Again we just ask for a nice review to be left.

In one of the articles I did read about tipping the attendant but not the owner if they are the attendant. I am unsure if I agree with this as we have only started paying ourselves a little bit this year, my attendants make more money than I do lol. The past 5 year we have made sure to pay our attendants well for worki