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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 Lake View Terrace wedding services
Helen J.
He was great! Complete pro, self reliant, and talented. Had never hired a dj/mc before, but he made my wedding day wonderful. Thank you.
Intricate MusicIntricate Music
Mason T.
Johnny was the DJ at our wedding and he did a fantastic job! Of all our vendors I could tell Johnny was the one who genuinely cared that our special day was a happy one. He was very professional and easy to work with. Our wedding day was cold and rainy yet he still showed up with a great attitude ready to help us party. I absolutely recommend his services for any functions requiring a DJ. Thanks Johnny!
JVS Mobile DJJVS Mobile DJ
Rosie K.
Linda did the flowers for my wedding yesterday March 10 2019 at middle ranch lodge. I am thrilled with the work she did. From the beginning she was up front and honest about what to expect, and how she charges. It was a refreshing change from other florists. The prices she quoted were so incredibly reasonable. Before I found her, I didn’t think we’d be able to do flowers and decorations, but she was able to do quite a lot with our budget. With Linda, you pay for the flowers themselves, not just finished pieces. One of my bridesmaids and groomsmen dropped out a week before the wedding due to a terrible illness. I let Linda know, and she incorporated those flowers into other parts of the wedding. Wow. I don’t know of other florists who would do the same. Then the wedding day arrived and wow. The chuppah she decorated was unbelievably beautiful. Not ostentatious, but romantic and elegant, and exactly what I had envisioned. She added some flower petals to the aisle which was unexpected and just the best surprise as I walked down the isle. The centerpieces were beyond what I thought I was getting. She even took the time to weave tiny LED lights in the centerpieces on the day of (I provided them), which I hadn’t asked her to do prior. How accommodating and it just looked so lovely. She added flower accents here and there throughout the venue that gave everything a polished look. Our bouquets were lovely as well. The details of the ribbons on the bridesmaid bouquets were also really unexpected and lovely. She was just so delightful the day of. She greeted me warmly and didn’t overwhelm me with any details on the big day. If you’re considering hiring Linda, please do. You will not regret it. You can have her give you my email if you have questions. I’ll try to add photos as I get them from guests and the photographer. Best of luck as you plan your wedding- it’s stressful before but the day of will be perfect :)
Linda Zuniga EventsLinda Zuniga Events
Lasean J.
This Dj took his role extremely seriously and he was professional, attentive, personal me and talented. He k ew how to keep the party going and what times to play for my diverse crowd. His experience was evident and his MC skills helped make my wedding one of the most memorable days of my life!!! This DJ is worth his weight in gold, though his price is reasonable. I will use him again and again for any future function. Thank you DJ Gerry. You were amazing!!!!!!
California Music GroupCalifornia Music Group
Reena S.
DJ Fest played music for my three day wedding. We had a mix of Hindi, English, and Spanish music. He was super accommodating in finding the music we needed and in prepping for the specific times we needed specific music. He always showed up early and stayed until we could no longer dance. He was able to feel the vibe of the party and put on great music every time!! I Definitely recommend him. We even had to have two stations for him to play because of cops being called (we did it at our house) he transitioned so well from outdoor to indoor!
DJ Fest Music EntertainmentDJ Fest Music Entertainment
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