I am sure this has been asked before, but is the "resort" photographer an employee of the resort? I am planning on tipping our minister for our wedding @ CTI next month, but was unsure if I was allowed to tip photographer as well.

Also, sort of a dumb question, but when do you tip? I was thinking about leaving thank you cards with tips in them at the front desk (along with gift for the wedding coordinator). I know, I know, I'm over planning!
Thanks!