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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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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.

Reviews for Bankers Hill wedding services
Anita A.
She literally save my wedding and made me the most amazing wedding cake in one day! I will forever be grateful! The cake was sooooo beautiful
Kevies KitchenKevies Kitchen
Heather S.
Rick was awesome! He was very helpful before the wedding, had all of the songs we wanted, was professional, and kept the dancing strong at the wedding! Thank you Rick!
Rick Hettish EntertainmentRick Hettish Entertainment
Jane Y.
Choosing Pastor David Harts as our wedding officiant is the best decision we’ve ever made during the preparation stage of our simple and intimate wedding. Two weeks before the wedding ceremony, he invited us for a 1 hour over the phone talk- for an introduction and some planning discussion. During this call, I felt the passion of Pastor David and his open heart to be used by God to minister through weddings. We felt his unstoppable desire to serve through the gifts, skills and calling that God gave to him. So even before the wedding, my ex- fiancé (now my husband) and I agreed that we made the best decision to hire him. The night before the wedding and the morning on the day of the wedding, he continuously checked on us- how are we, are we excited, do we need help from him, etc. It greatly showed how passionate and committed he is to his calling. September 1, 2019- the day of the wedding went very quick but we know God’s blessings stayed with us and part of it is because we chose the right wedding officiant. He delivered a wonderful and heartfelt wedding service. Truly, choosing him as our officiant is a divine appointment. This man will offer you not just a wedding service but a lifetime of friendship! We couldn’t thank you enough, Pastor David. May God reward you with so much blessings -good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. Much love, Mr. and Mrs. Yanit
Out of the Box weddingsOut of the Box weddings
Janice B.
To all who are in need of a lovely, personable, caring and prompt officiant I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Kimmy! She was so warm and caring on our first call while on the road traveling to wedding destination one week before our wedding we decided on the spot to choose her! On the day of our wedding she was prompt if not early to Sunset Cliff, Ocean Beach area to meet before the ceremony. Once paperwork was completed, she and the wedding party left to the wedding destination within walking distance. A small snafu required her and the wedding party to stand around and chat while waiting for the perfect spot to open up at Sunset Cliffs. The ceremony she prepared was beautifully put together! ❤️ The chatter with the wedding party after the ceremony was how lovely and wonderful it was to get to know more about her! Her positive and lovely personality won everyone over including me the BRIDE! She will be referred to anyone I know looking for an officiant! Thank you Kimmy for our beautiful wedding ceremony!
💍Wedding Officiant Special $299💍💍Wedding Officiant Special $299💍
Chris M.
We loved having Marisa photograph our wedding. We trusted her in producing beautiful photographs. She was on top of it, and very professional. She wanted us to have the best photographs for our wedding and worked with us in choosing the best sites for our photographs. She is such a talented individual! We recommend her for your wedding!
Marisa McDonald PhotographyMarisa McDonald Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Monica was the "day of" wedding coordinator for my wedding recently, however, she went above and beyond her "day of" duties, she offered her help well in advance of our wedding and took the heavy lifting off my fiance, she is timely and VERY organized, if you need a coordinator, Monica is worth every penny!
Confetti & Glitter EventsConfetti & Glitter Events
Thumbtack Customer
Wouldn't have had the wedding without monica!!! Thank u for helping us have our dream wedding!! You did soo much for us!! Very much appreciated!! Thank you for everything!!!
Confetti & Glitter EventsConfetti & Glitter Events
Melanie S.
I recently got married and I have to say that without LyKai, my wedding wouldn't have been so wonderful and stress free. She made every step of this process so easy and fun. What was especially difficult was planning a wedding from far away, but she always responded right away to answer any questions I had and give me advice. She set us up with a website that made planning even easier. The days before the wedding she was there to go over every detail and make sure everything was taken care of. She took care of everything on the wedding day and made she the whole wedding ran smoothly. Whenever we had a chance to meet we had such a good time discussing everything and anything. She is sweet, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator. She was the absolute best and so was our wedding thanks to her.
Moments Remembered EventsMoments Remembered Events
Chris B.
Was fun, had a great personality, made our wedding memorable.
Weddings Your WayWeddings Your Way
Casey G.
Rev Drum did a great job officiating our wedding!
Weddings Your WayWeddings Your Way
Thumbtack Customer
He was the DJ at the wedding where I did the wedding coordination. He was easy to work with and very professional. The guests seemed to enjoy the music selections. Thank you, George. Hope to work with you again in the future.
George James EntertainsGeorge James Entertains
Marilyn E.
He communicated with me about wedding details, he was punctual, funny in his ceremony and reasonably priced. He assisted the witness in filling out the wedding license correctly. I would recommend him to anyone.
Out of the Box weddingsOut of the Box weddings
Vicki H.
I worked with Sunny to design some pieces for my wedding. I gave her my wedding colors, feel of the wedding and my budget and she was so helpful in creating the most beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. She even worked with me to create bouquets for my bridesmaids that could be incorporated in the the centerpieces. I will absolutely recommend her to anyone with a need for flowers.
Kristin K.
Thank you again, Bill for being our wedding officiant! We are so grateful for the service you provided. We highly recommend Bill Martinez as a wedding officiant, as his professionalism, attentiveness and punctuality was much appreciated!
Affordable Weddings by BillAffordable Weddings by Bill
Sabrina O.
Thank you for everything!! We wanted a quick wedding and you delivered!!!
Out of the Box weddingsOut of the Box weddings
Ruby L.
Love how it turned out for my wedding!! Thank you Liz!!
Makeup by LizMakeup by Liz
Britt N.
Suzanne was amazing to work with for my wedding. The flowers came out beautiful. Once I have pictures from my photographer I will upload some. I highly recommend Suzanne for your wedding or other florist needs.
Flower You BeautifulFlower You Beautiful
Winny R.
Suzanne did a wonderful job with my wedding arch! She was on time and responsive.
Flower You BeautifulFlower You Beautiful
Thumbtack Customer
Vinny did great job on my wedding! He was well prepared, too!
DJ Vinny Music ProductionsDJ Vinny Music Productions
Yeccenia A.
My wedding florals looked beautiful!!! Happy with how everything turned out.
Carmen's FlowersCarmen's Flowers
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff did a terrific job for my wedding. He was very meticulous and knowledgeable as to what we wanted and how we wanted our wedding the be performed. I would recommend him to anyone seeking to get married with true Christian values.
SoCal Christian Weddings OfficiantSoCal Christian Weddings Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
I hired plush makeup artistry for my wedding and they did an amazing job! I was very happy the way they did my wedding party and my own hair and makeup, they're very profesional I would highly remend them.
Mobile Radiance - Exceeding Clients' ExpectationsMobile Radiance - Exceeding Clients' Expectations
Jazzmyne V.
Christine is very sweet and knowledgeable! She was definitely my favorite vendor to work with. She was the most flexible vendor I worked with for my wedding. I had a rainbow theme wedding which, in general, can be costly when you're not buying the same color in bulk. Christine offered various suggestions to help keep my costs low while still keeping my the vision of dream wedding in tact.
Christine's Floral DesignsChristine's Floral Designs
Skylar M.
Doris did such a wonderful job doing my wedding day hair ! My half up half down held throughout the entire wedding. I'm so grateful she made the long commute to do my bridal hair after my other hairstylist canceled on short notice before my wedding Day. I enjoyed conversating as she did my hair. Thank you Doris !
Making UpMaking Up
Vicky L.
Julia did an amazing job at our wedding! She came up with different options of our vow readings and we were able to pick one based on our preference. She went through everything with us throughly before the wedding to make sure that we wouldn’t be stressed about it! She also come to our ceremony early as we wished. Because of her professionalism, it made our big day so much easier! Thank you Julia for everything you did for our wedding! She is prefect if you are looking for someone who is reliable,friendly and professional to work with your wedding!
Your Wedding Belles - Rev. Julia Satterlee, OwnerYour Wedding Belles - Rev. Julia Satterlee, Owner
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