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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.

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.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

How much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

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.

Reviews for Costa Mesa wedding services
Karen C.
Hired Rev. Greg for our wedding. He was easy to work with leading up to our wedding, super nice and overall so glad we found him!!! Thank you Rev. Greg!!!
The Seasons of Life CeremoniesThe Seasons of Life Ceremonies
Leslie D.
Just hired Richard for our wedding in August. Love his candid approach to pics! Will update after.
Richard Hartog PhotographyRichard Hartog Photography
Shannon B.
Wedding makeup was done beautifully! Very professional and detail oriented! I couldn’t have asked for a better artist.
Delta MakeUpDelta MakeUp
Jess K.
Eric was super responsive and got us the video quickly after the wedding! We loved the footage and he captured all our precious moments!
ecardella photo//videoecardella photo//video
Jan-Michael N.
She made our wedding the most beautiful experience. A voice of a angle . Definitely will be hiring her for any other further event we would need a singer for .
Shea GivensShea Givens
William R.
DJ George was the best. Everyone at the wedding was very impressed with the music. Everyone was dancing all nite long. I would highly recommend DJ Connection for any event.
D J ConnectionD J Connection
Hadassah P.
Joshwayy was the DJ at our wedding and he was amazing! What impressed us the most about Josh, is how organized he is. He not only listened to what we wanted for the wedding but he also came prepared and had a questionnaire ready for us to fill out. From day one of us inquiring about his services he was professional and easy to talk to. He made the process so worry free. Highly recommend Joshwayy for any DJ services.
Joshwayy ProductionsJoshwayy Productions
Alaina A.
SJs Custom Cakes did not just meet my expectations, the owner exceeded my expectations. The service is top notch. I am so glad I got our wedding cake from SJs. The owner is very respectful and patient; it was a pleasure designing, tasting and ordering my wedding cake. The flavor of the cakes from here are some of the best I have ever had! My husband and I both are impressed with the service and quality at SJs Custom Cakes. I am definitely a repeat customer.
Thumbtack Customer
Daniela was very professional. The make-up she did for my wedding day was gorgeous. She knew exactly what would bring out my skin tones and features. I was very happy with the results.
Makeup On The Run LLCMakeup On The Run LLC
Michael R.
Teri, was amazing and made our special day beautiful. Teri waa very accommodating to our all needs. If you need a wedding officiant Teri is your Hire! Thank you for everything Teri. B
Terri Ties the Knot weddingsTerri Ties the Knot weddings
Thumbtack Customer
Armando was INCREDIBLE! He was extraordinarily professional, kind, flexible, and considerate. Every step of the way, I was pleasantly surprised with how expansive his music collection was. Most any song we could think of, he had it available. There was no real dead space at all throughout the wedding. It was perfect. The process of working with him from beginning to end was so seamless. I never had to think twice about things going wrong. I'd highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a wedding DJ, or any DJ for that matter.
The Personal DJThe Personal DJ
Tammi W.
I had about 13 people that needed makeup for my wedding. Charlette and her team were wonderful and timely and a pleasure to work with. I recommend Charlette for your makeup needs! I received so many compliments!
Charlette PaulCharlette Paul
Thumbtack Customer
Erik was the DJ for my wedding in December 2014. He was amazing! From the planning process to the day of, he was fun and energetic, very communicative, professional, and and all around wonderful person. He made my wedding so memorable and I can't thank him enough. He is a fantastic listener and will tailor the event to your needs. He remembered everything we had talked about. During the wedding reception he played songs that I had completely forgotten I had mentioned to him and it was such a wonderful surprise! Erik did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and everything went off without a hitch. He was very good at determining good volume levels and reading the energy of the crowd. Also, his dance lights were so much fun! I highly recommend hiring Erik. He will make your event everything you ever hoped for and more!
Erik Redmond a.k.a. DJ RichterscaleErik Redmond a.k.a. DJ Richterscale
Thumbtack Customer
After a great conversation with Tony today we are sure that he will be the DJ for our wedding reception. We scheduled the date. Very nice guy and eager to do whatever you desire. We highly recommend him. Tom and Charlene
DJ Toonz Mobile EntertainmentDJ Toonz Mobile Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Dj George did a great job at our wedding. He tried really hard to keep everything running on time (a huge help to us because we tend to run late with everything we do) and was fun and professional. Thanks DJ George!
D J ConnectionD J Connection
Florence r.
Josh was so amazing! He was able to make it to our last minute wedding and was extremely accommodating to all of our needs. He was patient throughout the process and we received our pictures in a very short amount of time. We would definitely hire Josh all over again.
Noble Canon | Photo & VideoNoble Canon | Photo & Video
Thumbtack Customer
Linda did a wonderful job on the florals for our home wedding. We had a Fiesta theme for our wedding as my fiance is Guatemalan. She incorporated all of the bright beautiful colors I wanted and put in so many special touched that had my guests 'oohing and ahh-ing". My bouquet was a work of art...the most beautiful one I have ever seen! The best part is that she was so flexible as I kept adding elements at the last minute (as my guest list kept growing). She made this so easy for me. Her pricing is more than fair. The flowers were very fresh and still look new two days later. Do not hesitate to hire Linda and her company Victoria Ivy Floral Design.
Victoria Ivy Floral DesignVictoria Ivy Floral Design
Candace S.
We had Shea perform at our wedding on September 7, 2019, and she was able to sing all the songs we requested and soooooo GOOD. She is truly an amazing singer, very classy, and responsive. She helped make our day so perfect and our guests couldn’t stop complimenting her. Highly recommended!
Shea GivensShea Givens
Erin K.
Everyone strongly advised us for our wedding to choose the right photographer and I feel blessed to say we definitely did. Dakota was easy going but extremely professional which is what I needed as a bride. Out Pictures are gorgeous! He went above and beyond in so many ways and is just a wonderful photographer and person. Grateful grateful grateful
OC Wedding PhotosOC Wedding Photos
Katrina N.
David and Matt were absolutely amazing to work with! We really enjoyed having them perform for our wedding welcome party. We had compliments from all of our guests who were having a great time dancing and just enjoying themselves ♥️ They were amazing to work with and highly talented. Do yourself a favor and hire these guys! They rock!
David AyscueDavid Ayscue
Erin K.
Was were really saddened that we hired any subcontractors through this DJ service. We don’t have any footage of our wedding as he falsely advertised the product ( according to the subcontractor himself) and failed to manage his subcontractor who was suppose to shoot our wedding and never showed up to church only to reception cause he was never told where to go and felt awful about it. We were heartbroken and only asked DJ to discount the video part of the bill to which he threatened to hold hostage what footage he did get of reception unless we paid in full. The edited video and footage he ended up sending us was not what was advertised and was so subpar. He was actually a really decent DJ but I would find it hard to recommend him because of how he handled the subcontractor and us.
moondance eventsmoondance events
Thumbtack Customer
We are very satisfied with Armando and would recommend him without hesitation. We hired Armando for a wedding reception. He responded to all emails and listened to our requests and played the music that we requested. The average age of our attendees was 50+. He dressed well and was very professional throughout the event. He got people out on the danced floor with the music that he played.
The Personal DJThe Personal DJ
Kristen M.
The sweetest couple to work with!! Doug was everything I envisioned when standing at the altar. He threw in some humor and made me feel comfortable. I loved how he spoke and handled the entire ceremony. I would definitely recommend Doug and Pam to anyone. They made this whole stressful process so easy to where it wasn’t stressful at all. Thanks again for making our wedding day that much more special!!!
Your Best Day EverYour Best Day Ever
Lauryn T.
Tina Did an amazing job! She really has a passion for what she does. She did such a wonderful job. She absolutely fulfilled my vision. Especially the arch and my bridal bouquet. It was beautiful. She met up with me twice before to go over what I wanted along with being in full communication over phone during the time up until the wedding. I highly recommend working with her. Pictures to come!
Floral ParadiseFloral Paradise
Thumbtack Customer
My fiance and I were looking for an officiant who could perform an English/Spanish ceremony for us at our home wedding. I knew Reverend James was the perfect person from our first conversation. He went out of his was to make sure that we were both comfortable with all aspects of the ceremony that he put together especially for us. We met with him (at Starbucks!) near our work and he wanted to know the story of our relationship which he incorporated beautifully into the ceremony. He communicated with us all along the way making sure that the details were taken care of. On the day of our wedding - he arrived early. The ceremony was beautiful. He was kind and sincere and even incorporated elements of humor to make everyone comfortable. We invited him to stay for the reception and he chatted with everyone and was very popular with our guests. Please do not hesitate to hire Reverend James. You will be glad you did! It was a blessed day for us and we are so happy that Reverend James was there to share it with us!
Reverend James DiMarioReverend James DiMario
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