Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

What is an appropriate "Admin Fee" for the caterers?

Here's a question, looking for informed (or at least experienced) opinions.

As part of the wedding catering, there is a line item for "Admin Fee". This is, we understand, essentially the tip. We don't object to that in principle, but have no *clue* what's appropriate. And (slightly distressingly), we have to pay it as part of the final check for the wedding -- that is, before it actually happens. (And can not give them more later.)

Anybody have any idea what the right amount is here? Is 15% good? Too high? Too low? This is one of those very American things, where it is deliberately left to conventional wisdom and cultural habit, and we don't know what the habits are...
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