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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a wedding officiant during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The safest way to conduct a consultation during COVID-19 is virtually. Ask wedding officiants near you if they can have a phone call or a virtual appointment over video chat. If they can, make sure to ask them any questions you have about upcoming work. Discuss what precautions, if any, they have in place to ensure safety. You might consider asking if they accept digital payments or if they can complete the work remotely, without any in-person contact. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How much does a wedding planner cost per hour?

On average, wedding planners charge $80 for their services. However, rates can range from roughly $50 per hour to $100 per hour, or even more than $300 per hour.

To find out how much it will cost to hire a wedding planner, request cost estimates from a few in your area. Also, keep in mind that some wedding planners may have flat fees instead of hourly rates.

Do wedding officiants offer remote or virtual services?

Reach out to wedding officiants in your area, and ask them if they can offer a remote or virtual ceremony. Some officiants may be willing to meet in person while maintaining 6 feet of distance, while others may prefer to conduct the entire service over the phone or a video call service such as Skype or Zoom.

Familiarize yourself with the social distancing rules in your community, city and state, and move forward only if both you and the officiant are comfortable with the arrangement. 

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Reviews for Avondale wedding services
Michelle C.
Very personal and sincere befor during and after our wedding
Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert MinistriesPastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries
Nacomie v.
felt to pretty after my hair and make up was done. I cant wait to hire her again for my wedding.
Lexi Mcdonald Luxx bridal & Co.Lexi Mcdonald Luxx bridal & Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Reverend Roger Carter is phenomenal. We recommend him highly. Reverend Carter visited with us weeks before the wedding and got to know us. When he performed the ceremony, he made it so personal. It was as if he had known us our whole lives. He was fabulous to our family and friends. Reverend Carter made our wedding the best.
Rev. Roger Wedding OfficiantRev. Roger Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
He did an amazong job with our wedding in november 2015. We even had him incorporate new techniques and he still did amazing.
Rev. Roger Wedding OfficiantRev. Roger Wedding Officiant
Vanessa S.
Ann was AMAZING! My makeup and hair came out exactly how I wanted it & I received so many compliments! Ann is also a life dress ripped right before the wedding and before i could start to freak out she was sewing my dress back together! Overall my wedding was a dream come true and it wouldnt have happened without the help and professionalism of Ann! I HIGHLY recommend her!!
Modern Muse Salon AZModern Muse Salon AZ
Rebecca L.
Studio Wangerin are the best! Mark & Joani, are truly great, genuine folks. They did such a great job at capturing all of wedding pictures, the photo gallery is absolutely AMAZING! We highly recommend them to any event.
Mark Wangerin PhotographyMark Wangerin Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We had the honor to have this amazing and professional gentleman to officiate our wedding! He responded within a very short notice and basically was a life saver for us! He waited longer than he was expected and was super sweet and understanding! Our ceremony was very romantic, sweet and meaningful! We couldn't thank you enough for what you did for us! May God Bless you always and I truly HIGHLY RECOMEND HIM you will have the ceremony of your dreams! Forever thank you! And we will be calling you for our wedding vowl renewal at the end of Fall!
Rev. Roger Wedding OfficiantRev. Roger Wedding Officiant
Alfredo D.
An absolute pleasure to work with. We contacted her last minute and she was able to accommodate to our schedule. She also kept in constant communication with us, so when we made some last minute decisions and changes (last minute as in the night before our wedding!) she was able to accommodate and fit them in. I gladly recommend her to any and everybody!
Lake 3 WeddingsLake 3 Weddings
Rachel w.
She did an awesome job!! I was so in love with my wedding day makeup it couldn't have been done any better thank you for helping make my special day even better with all your help !! I will most definitely refer you or go with you again if I need any future event makeup done thank you for everything !
Angell Eyes BeautyAngell Eyes Beauty
Thumbtack Customer
Felt the right man for the job both me and my husband were pleased with the way Minister Keith spoke over us. It was like he had been our pastor for years and I felt that he took his time to touch the importance in what we needed to here. Knowing the reason of our ceremony really happy to know we will be see him again in 2017 and maybe officiating a friends wedding.
Minister Keith RogersMinister Keith Rogers
Thumbtack Customer
I had Julie do my hair and makeup for my wedding and she was phenomenal! She had told me she had never worked with extensions, but she tried her hardest and made everything look beautiful for my special day! I got so many compliments on how pretty I looked which was definitely wonderful knowing that all eyes were on me! I would recommend Julie for anyone who needs makeup done!
Jules ArtisteJules Artiste
Brittany H.
Very professional. Olivia and her sister made our day beyond amazing I’m truly happy I choose to work with them. They made everything so personal the ceremony went perfectly. I couldn’t be more happier with their services writing this review now just makes me excited. If your looking for someone to make you feel completely comfortable, personalize your ceremony and give you space to allow you to pick how you want your ceremony to flow. And having people who will joke and laugh with you making your day feel like you have nothing but family and friends. Love, laughter and happiness then I highly recommend Lake 3 Weddings!!!!
Lake 3 WeddingsLake 3 Weddings
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