Last on the to do list before Saaturday's shindig- gratuity envelopes for vendors. Just about everything I've read tells me to tip photographers, videographers, DJ, officiant, etc. However, I've also read that if it is their personal business, gratuity may already be built into the contract/pricing and it's not necessary. I am now completely confused.
We have 2 photographers (husband and wife team) and 2 videographers (also a personal business). Their contracts don't mention anything about gratuity. I think it's only right to give them something, but 15-20% of their bills is quite significant and a little absurd in my opinion. My initial thought was $100 for the photographer (they can split it in two) and the same for the videographer. Is this too little? I feel like I am being cheap- probably because we just got our venue/catering bill. Any advice in this department is greatly appreciated. Just trying to make sure I get this part right.