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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 Aliso Viejo wedding services
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Sweetly Designed Events for our wedding back in September 2016. We had a very large wedding with over 250 guests and really needed help with design and day of coordinating. The owner Amanda really helped us with all the details and meet with us several times before the wedding to help us with the process. The day of the wedding everything went smoothly and we didn't have to worry about anything.
Sweetly Designed EventsSweetly Designed Events
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Don after our Bishop unexpectedly told us he couldn't be there to perform our wedding 1 week til our wedding day. Don was understanding of the situation and wanted to help. He patiently worked with me through the craziness of my schedule in the busy days leading up to our wedding.
Don FoorDon Foor
Maribeth C.
Julie is amazing! I felt like a Princess on my wedding day! Thankyou Julie💕
Julie Koeth Makeup & MoreJulie Koeth Makeup & More
Nathalie R.
I was very happy that Cowboy Weddings and Branding Ceremonies responded in a timely manner and were very professional.
Cowboy Weddings n BrandingCowboy Weddings n Branding
Natalie M.
Everything about my wedding day makeup was perfect! I'm so glad I also did a trial so i was able to really articulate what I liked and didn't like. Phoebe listened to my concerns and the results were fantastic!
Face Art by PheebsFace Art by Pheebs
Yoomi & Shawn F.
We got married during the coronavirus pandemic (after postponing for three months). Jimmy was so accommodating, flexible, and patient with our pandemic wedding (which involved multiple venue cancellations). Not only is he an amazing videographer, but he's a good person who's generous and understanding. Best we could have asked for. Thank you, Jimmy, for making our day special.
Jimmy Shin FilmsJimmy Shin Films
Carmela B.
Liz was super responsive! She did mine and my sister's hair and makeup for my brother's wedding a week or so ago. We contacted her a week beforehand and she was able to work us into her schedule well. We loved her work! She's also super sweet and very professional. Attached is the photo of her work (me in the pink floral dress, my sister in the red).
Liz Inez MakeupLiz Inez Makeup
Nathalie R.
Bill was so warm and approachable throughout our planning and the ceremony. When we talked for the first time, we were able to connect more than just as business partners but at a personal level, both we and he shared personal life stories about how we met our partners and ended up getting married. He was very professional and fun when he conducted our ceremony, and his nice character kept us relaxed and joyful till the end. Thank you very much Bill for making our wedding the best memory ever!
Weddings by BillWeddings by Bill
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