there isn't a cut & dry protocol for who you should tip & how much, but i included a few guidelines that might help out when setting aside gratuity. disclaimer: i'm no emily post, so take all of this with a grain of salt : )
be sure to start by reading through your contracts to determine whether or not a tip is already included. some vendors might include a line about gratuity in very tiny print in the middle of a random paragraph. hey, can you blame them? who wouldn't want to get tipped twice?
in instances when tip is not included, the amount you may or may not give should be at your discretion. below is a quick list of vendors & some tips on tips: