In the United States, it is customary to tip many different types of service providers. When it comes to videography, tipping is not required, but it is very much appreciated. Chances are your videographer has been running around for 6, 8, or even 12 hours, and driven from location to location, packing up all of their equipment in between each move.
Overall, you should feel free to tip any vendor whose services you are happy with. However, some contracts/invoices already include gratuity or service fees, so be sure to double check. (Clear Vision does not add any taxes or service fees onto your quotes! With us, you’ll know exactly what you are required to pay.)
Tipping is not particularly necessary if the vendor is the owner of the company, but it is still a nice gesture if you really liked their work. If any vendors bring assistants, we advise tipping the assistants.
To make the tipping process as simple for you as possible on your special day, place the tips for each vendor in clearly-marked envelopes before the wedding. Keep these envelopes safely hidden in the bridal suite, hotel room, other prep area, or give them to someone trustworthy to hold onto (Maid of Honor, Best Man, parents, etc.) This makes it easy to grab the envelope when you see a vendor preparing to depart. If you do not catch a vendor before they leave, simply reach out to them after the wedding and ask for the best mailing address.