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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 La Jolla Village wedding services
Deborah L.
My son's wedding was yesterday so I haven't seen the video yet but I have every confidence it will be fabulous. David was very easy to work with and inconspicuous. He worked well with me, the wedding photographers and the wedding coordinator. It was a seamless effort!
DH Media ProductionsDH Media Productions
Thumbtack Customer
She did a great job at the actual wedding but what really impressed me was the sending of the USB and photo frame with a picture form the wedding inside of it. The USB itself was actually inside of a custom made wooden box and the USB was a wooden card with her company name on it. She chose a beautiful picture from the wedding to put in the photo frame that matched the beach these of our wedding. She is affordable, professional, and an amazing deal. Definitely recommend.
Laura Carrasco PhotographyLaura Carrasco Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jacynda and Madison did a great job on my wedding hair and makeup!
Mobile RadianceMobile Radiance
Weini C.
Jodi did a great job! She responded to our messages in a very timely manner, and when we had to reschedule the wedding date due to unexpected issue, she was very understanding and tried to accommodate our needs. We had a wonderful wedding.
Sweet and SimpleSweet and Simple
Mariana R.
Jacynda did an awesome job with my wedding day makeup! She answered all my questions and listened to what I wanted. It was an extra bonus that she came to my hotel. I felt so beautiful for my wedding day and would highly recommend them!
Mobile RadianceMobile Radiance
Megan H.
Terri was absolutely amazing. She personalized our wedding ceremony to perfectly capture my husband and I. Very responsive with any question or concerns we had. Kept is great contact from our initial consult all the way to the day of the wedding. If you're looking for the best hire Terri. Loved her!
Terri Ties the Knot weddingsTerri Ties the Knot weddings
Silvia Z.
Don Foor was the icing on the cake to our wedding ceremony! Covid completely changed our plans x 100 and only three weeks before our original date, we decided to have a micro-wedding. During the hectic planning, choosing Don as our officiant was the easiest and best decision. After a few phone and email conversations, he was able to beautifully personalize the ceremony with the perfect combination of love and humor.
Don FoorDon Foor
Sheila s.
David was exceptional. We met before the wedding to go over the outline and our vows. He was professional and a great guy all around. I’d definitely recommend his services as an officiant.
Out of the Box weddingsOut of the Box weddings
Thumbtack Customer
Lael was a wonderful addition to our wedding. We weren't sure whether to have a friend officiate our wedding or a professional and we sure are glad we picked Lael! From the initial meeting to pronouncing us husband and wife Lael was wonderful, professional and helped us create a beautiful ceremony. She took our vows, readings and ring vows and turned them into a wonderful ceremony. I would recommend Lael to anyone looking for an officiant. Thank you so much Lael!! xo Sara and Nic.
Reverend JacksonReverend Jackson
Alexis H.
Elena does beautiful work! I love how she directs you in poses and gets such artistic shots!! I have planned weddings for over 100 people a year and will book her EVERY TIME!
Brigitte J.
We had a very small, informal, immediate-family-only wedding on a cliff at Torrey Pines and Dia was so accommodating and flexible. She was so easy to work with and took beautiful family photos that we will cherish forever!
Studio KarvéStudio Karvé
Zofia M.
Matin was all that you'd want in a wedding photographer: He was on time, he was kind and courteous, excited to participate, very communicative, professional, and talented. What a lovely guy. We felt so blessed that he was our photographer.
Matin Nazari PhotographyMatin Nazari Photography
Christine W.
Kelly was amazing from the first time I messaged her, very quick at responding to my questions and was able to accommodate my unexpected change of plans for our wedding. On our wedding day she did a fantastic job. She arrived early, always smiling, very friendly and had great photo ideas. Me and my husband never take professional photos because he doesn't like photos, and we are so excited to see how the photos turned out. Kelly, thank you so much!
Kelly Jett PhotographyKelly Jett Photography
Sylvia B.
Hugo took great photos of our wedding ceremony and sent us the photos soon after the event. He was also flexible and accommodating when we had to change our ceremony site a few days before the event.
Hugo & Kat PhotographyHugo & Kat Photography
Lexie P.
Rev Drum was easy to work with for our outdoor, non-denominational wedding. He was punctual, made adjustments to the ceremony reading as we requested, and responded to emails in good time. I would recommend him if you are looking for a Reverend!
Weddings Your WayWeddings Your Way
Jason T.
Bill was the wedding officiant for our elopement. I had a great time working with him. He kept the ceremony fun and lighthearted. He was easy to communicate with and flexible when it came to what we wanted. Thank you Bill!
Affordable Weddings by BillAffordable Weddings by Bill
Thumbtack Customer
Pastor Jon officiated our wedding this Saturday 3/7/2015. Since we wanted a bit of an unconventional wedding with a Chinese tea ceremony, we wrote a script out of exactly what we wanted in the tea ceremony and also scripted most of the rest of the ceremony. He went off script a bit and even misstated the tea ceremony a bit. However, he was a very engaging personality and we got positive feedback by some of the audience. He also spent about 4 hrs with us during our consultation, performing a bit of pre. Marital counseling and not rushing any of the process. In addition, he traveled very far to officiate our wedding and so stayed to celebrate with us during our reception. He is a tremendous value for a customized ceremony, and we appreciate his patience with us since we were a bit rushed in the rehearsal and script. Overall highly recommended!
Pastor Jon KiblerPastor Jon Kibler
Kristi L.
Thank you Julie for your amazing work! I loved the look that you gave me for my son's wedding and it lasted throughout the night. As soon as I get pictures I will share some with you. It was a pleasure meeting you!
Julie Koeth Makeup & MoreJulie Koeth Makeup & More
Margaret B.
Shelby Nicole is a superstar. I was in town for my son's wedding. She has excellent communication skills and she was super punctual coming to my hotel to do make-up which she did beautifully. Please do not hesitate to hire her!
Styled by Shelby NicoleStyled by Shelby Nicole
Patrick B.
Absolutely an amazing Dj! Great hire even from out of state! Awesome to have for a mixed wedding with half of the people speaking Spanish. Would recommend to everybody I can! Was on time, played great music, everything I could’ve asked for, for our big night!
DJ LatinaDJ Latina
Doris D.
Bill is a kind officiant who brought warmth to our wedding ceremony. I appreciate him meeting with me before the ceremony to get to know my husband and I and our story, so he could add a personal touch to our ceremony. This said, he got many of the details my husband and I requested for our ceremony wrong (which he said he would implement). My husband and I also took the time and effort to craft a ceremony script. We were actually very proud of the work we put in, especially since this was a multicultural wedding and we wanted to incorporate different traditions and the wording for certain parts was very important to us. It seemed like Bill didn't read through it all and improvised parts of it. I understand some improvisation but perhaps I should have been even clearer on some of the details that were very important to us. I will always be appreciative of Bill officiating our wedding as he is a kind and warm natured person.
Affordable Weddings by BillAffordable Weddings by Bill
Luz S.
Jodi Peters is such a wonderful person to work with. She is kind and very professional. We had a very small wedding and was helpful catering to our unique situation. She is fun and very pleasant to talk to, I highly recommend her to anyone who needs an officiant. She even helped us get the perfect angles for our photos since it was on the beach and even offered to have her fiancee use his drone to take breath-taking sceneries of La Jolla shores. Not only that, but they captured the beautiful moments of our intimate wedding, those are the most treasured memories of our special day. Thank you again for all you work Ms. Peters.
Sweet and SimpleSweet and Simple
Robert S.
We hired Ryan to do our wedding and he captured everything we wanted and more. He was really easy to work with and very professional. He didn’t push his ideas on us and really worked with what our ideas were to capture the best photos. We had good communication prior to our wedding as well to make things easier. He made our final edits look amazing and we had zero complaints with the quality and the quantity he gave us. It was so nice of him to give us no limit on how many photos he took and it was nice to get all the photos even those that weren’t edited. Overall a great and talented photographer.
Hymalayan Productions - Ryan Thomas FraceHymalayan Productions - Ryan Thomas Frace
Jesse K.
Going into a wedding there are so many things you need to plan for. For most it's not something you have knowledge of. That's why reviews are so important. For us it was no different. Thanks to thumbtack it was easy to see and hear what others had to say from their big day. For us David is by all accounts a master of his craft. Extremely easy to work with, gives a detailed plan prior to the wedding and was available for any and all questions we had leading up to our big day. He was loud and clear, light hearted and professional throughout the ceremony. Thank you for everything! The only reason someone should go with anyone else would be because he's not available for that date!
Out of the Box weddingsOut of the Box weddings
Robby B.
Peter was awesome!! He was very responsive, answered all of our questions, and worked with us to give us the exact experience we were looking for from a DJ and more. It made our wedding that much more perfect, and we couldn’t have asked for more! Thanks again, Peter, you’re the man!
Retep EventsRetep Events
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