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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.

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’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 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 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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Huntington Beach wedding services
Roxanne P.
Ryan did a great job photographing our wedding. He was fun to work with and took some great pictures. It was a pleasure having him at our wedding.
Ryan Shiver PhotographyRyan Shiver Photography
Madisen H.
Amazing cupcakes! We had to post pone our wedding and she was so sweet and caring. Can’t wait until our wedding to have ALL the cupcakes and not just the samples!
Nettie's Cake CreationsNettie's Cake Creations
Ryanna k.
Oscar was a great DJ! He was on top of everything to make sure we had a smooth & great wedding.
RED-DRUM EntertainmentRED-DRUM Entertainment
Nicole W.
She was perfect! Exactly what I needed. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day.
MakeupbynathalyMakeupbynathaly
Shaniece M.
This review is long overdue, but I had the pleasure of working with Jon on a wedding and he was amazing. From the first point of contact he was very responsive and accommodating to the couple. He showed up the wedding early to set up both areas and made sure everything was ready to go before the schedule time. Also, he did a great job of entertaining a very mixed age crowd. Jon, thank you for making the couple’s wedding a night to remember. I look forward to working with you again in the future!
DJ Jon Don MyersDJ Jon Don Myers
Thumbtack Customer
I decided to contact a wedding planner when I realized I could not be both the bride AND the wedding planner. We were married in Huntington Beach, and I contacted Cindy Lieber of OC Brides about two months before the wedding. Cindy is a friendly, personable and talented woman, and was very helpful in referrals I needed (photographer, florist, coffee cart), she was present for our rehearsal, she was flexible with my needs, and she orchestrated our wedding day quite well. She was a good communicator - she didn't leave me hanging when we had appointments. She asked what I wanted instead of being a controlling planner, and when there was a hiccup with the timeline, she rolled with it. I felt calm and joyful on my wedding day, not stressed and left wanting. I would recommend her to other brides, and I will let my friends know, should they become engaged. (I read this to my new husband, and he agrees!) Thanks, Cindy!
OC Brides Event Planning, Decor Draping, & Cate...OC Brides Event Planning, Decor Draping, & Cate...
Laurie P.
Awesome job! He was great! Listened to what we wanted and made the wedding flow flawlessly! Thank you so much!!
The DJ CompanyThe DJ Company
Tammy L.
The wedding isn't until November but he is very professional and has great ideas. Can't wait to see what he does.
Lennox PhotographyLennox Photography
Teri M.
Bill was great. He was always available to answer questions. He did an excellent job officiating our wedding and was funny too!
Weddings by BillWeddings by Bill
Ran W.
our wedding officiant had a pleasant calming presence in effect assuaged our uneasiness with those formal elaborations usually attendant with such ceremony.
GM Notary Now- Wedding OfficiantsGM Notary Now- Wedding Officiants
Thumbtack Customer
Joel was wonderful. He was on top of the wedding reception festivities and kept the music going for all our guests! Lots of great selections and a pleasure to work with!
Joel Roberts Entertainment - DJ Robbie JJoel Roberts Entertainment - DJ Robbie J
Eden H.
Jenn was reliable, enthusiastic, affordable, and had great ideas and really followed my vision for our wedding! Enjoyed working with her very much!
Just Dezigns StudioJust Dezigns Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Ashley was hired as my hair and makeup person for my wedding this past August and she was from start to finish....sweet, considerate and very professional. I would highly recommend her services for any bride. The makeup looked gorgeous in photos. I can't thank her enough for her calm presence when everyone around me were insane on the day of the wedding. haha.
Ashley Baclesse-SherAshley Baclesse-Sher
Tiffany W.
Excellent working with Rick for our wedding! The cake was beautiful and tasted amazing. The succulents and roses were gorgeous. I would highly recommend for your special event. 🍰💗
Dream Sweets Baking CompanyDream Sweets Baking Company
Roxanne P.
DJ Ivan did an awesome job at our wedding. He was there early to set up, played great music and did an good job keeping the party going.
DJ Ivan SDJ Ivan S
Thumbtack Customer
She is truly an amazing artist. She was a little late at times. Her friend Michelle did 4 of the 6 on my wedding day. Everyone looked great!!!
Face Art by PheebsFace Art by Pheebs
Stacie G.
From the moment I hired Matt I knew I made the right choice! Matt called me right away to discuss the details, ideas, and video process. He brought a great team that seemed to be everywhere at once! Matt paid attention to all the details at the wedding and made sure to capture all the speeches when the wireless mic wasn’t working. Matt and his team adapted to last minute changes, showed up on time, and made me feel so comfortable on my wedding day! I’m so excited to see the footage put together! Diconti Weddings team are professional, friendly, creative, and provided a fabulous service at a great price! Thanks so much for helping capture our special day!
DiConti WeddingsDiConti Weddings
Kimberly H.
Paru was wonderful, personable and took into account what I felt comfortable with. She participated in the jokes going back and forth between my husband and I as we prepared for our son’s wedding.
Makeup by ParuMakeup by Paru
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos was great! He was prompt, easy to work with and played exactly what I asked him to play! The lighting added a beautiful touch to our wedding and everyone loved the music and had a blast! Thanks Carlos! Matt and Mariya
Charlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MCCharlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MC
Andrea R.
DJ Max was awesome! He played the music we wanted and made sure everything went on time. I’m happy to have had him for my wedding and look forward to having him again for our next celebration!
Mad One DJ ServiceMad One DJ Service
Denise G.
Simply the best. Book him, you will not be disappointed! I had guests come and ask me where I had found him because he was THAT awesome. Thank you Dr. Lake for making our wedding day that much more enjoyable!
Imtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. RiversideImtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. Riverside
Stacie G.
We have not had the pleasure of working with DJ Vic yet but I have hired him for my wedding and I’m looking forward to the experience. He is incredibly responsive and his passion for his work shows in every conversation. Looking forward to the big day!
DjVic~Universal SoundsDjVic~Universal Sounds
Vivian W.
Chris was ok to work with. There were times when he wouldn't respond back within a reasonable time frame, or at all. I had to follow up multiple times. On the day of my wedding, Chris texts me and basically demands cash to pay the balance instead of a check (which is how I paid the deposit). Thankfully I had the cash from a wedding gift. Not professional at all. At the venue, a different DJ showed up and it wasn't communicated to my planner or me that it would be a different person. Aside from the mic configuration not being as we had discussed and the quality being spotty during the speeches, everything went well day-of.
Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*
Patty G.
I am so amazed at the talent of Lauren for going above and beyond with our wedding cake. Our original plan for our cake fell through a couple weeks before our big day and I was struggling to find someone last minute who could fit our budget. Lauren's Celebration Creations answered our prayers. Not only was the cake GORGEOUS, it was delicious! My husband couldn't even wait for the 1 year tradition of eating the cake top and I found it already nibbled on a few weeks later >.< This beautiful cake done by Lauren was a crowd favorite at our wedding. Thank you again Lauren!
Lauren's Celebration CreationsLauren's Celebration Creations
London L.
Rick was the DJ at my wedding and reception. He did an incredible job! He arrived early and helped me make a great timeline for my entire reception. He was very available during the whole process and checked in with us regularly. Thank you for the outstanding service, Rick!
Rick Hettish EntertainmentRick Hettish Entertainment
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