To Tip Or Not To Tip?

To Tip Or Not To Tip?

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Mar 28, 2024

Hey there, brides! Let's talk tipping—a topic that seems to come up a lot these days. Throw in the whole wedding dress shopping gig, and it can feel like uncharted waters, am I right? Don’t let it stress you out! We're here to help you navigate this whole tipping dilemma so you can feel confident about whatever decision you make.

First things first, here at Bella Bridal, we want you to know that tipping your stylist is totally up to you. It's never expected, but hey, it's always appreciated! So, should you tip or not? Let's break it down with a few questions to consider:

1. Are There Specific Boutique Policies to Be Aware Of?
Here at Bella, we keep things straightforward—we don't have any set tipping policies, and our stylists don't work on commission. While some boutiques may operate differently, with stylists earning commission on sales, that's not the case with us. We're all about creating a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere where you can feel at ease, without any pressure or pushiness. At Bella, there are no commission structures in place!

What's more, we want you to know that any tips you choose to give directly benefit your stylist. We don't take a cut, and we don't pool tips together to divide them out evenly among the team. When you decide to tip your stylist, 100% of that tip goes straight to them—because we believe in recognizing and appreciating their hard work and dedication to making your bridal experience extraordinary.

2. Did Your Stylist Go Above and Beyond?
Think back to your appointment—was your stylist an absolute gem? Did they go out of their way to make you feel comfy and relaxed? Did they champion your preferences and vibe with your wedding dreams, not just focus on selling you a dress? And hey, did they make sure those gown try-ons were clamped just right to give you the perfect look? If your stylist knocked it out of the park, tipping might feel like the right move!

3. What Kind of Expertise Did the Stylist Provide?
We've seen it happen time and time again—a bride walks in with a clear idea of what she wants, only to realize that the style she envisioned just doesn't quite match up with how it looks on her. It can be disheartening and throw a major wrench in your plans if you had your heart set on a specific look. That's where the expertise of a stylist truly shines during your appointment!

Ask yourself: Did your stylist offer invaluable insights to help you discover your dream dress? Did they curate a selection of gowns and provide suggestions that led you to say "yes" to the perfect dress? Our Bella team goes through rigorous training to become your ultimate wedding dress experts. They're not simply here to make a sale—they're pros at navigating shipping logistics, discussing customization options, addressing alteration concerns, and handling all the little details that can make or break your dress decision. So, if your stylist went the extra mile to make your dress dreams a reality, tipping could be a thoughtful way to show your gratitude.

Remember, whether you decide to tip or not, what matters most is feeling good about your choice. So, kick back, relax, and let's find that dream dress together!