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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 Livermore wedding services
Thumbtack Customer
I had to postpone the wedding but Anthony was very considerate and understanding. I was able to meet with him in person before hand and he was very helpful . I look forward to working with him at my wedding next year
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
It was great working with Pastor John. I know he would have done a wonderful job, at our wedding. As a surprise, my best friends dad, will be the officiant at our wedding. I do highly recommend Pastor John. God bless.
Pastor John's Personalized WeddingsPastor John's Personalized Weddings
Shellee A.
Anthony is TOP NOTCH!!!! He made our wedding day perfect. He kept the ceremony and reception flowing beautifully and had everyone on the dance floor. He is extremely professional, punctual, and a fantastic personality! We will definitely be using his services again! Thanks Anthony for making our wedding so awesome ❤️❤️❤️
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Kara H.
Renee and her team were excellent! I really needed help with the overall design of my wedding, and felt completely comfortable with letting Renee go for it and the reception turned out beautiful! It was great having the extra help day-of as well so I could totally relax and enjoy my wedding day.
Mariee WeddingsMariee Weddings
Christie H.
Eileen was very helpful when we needed someone to direct our wedding vows. I would recommend her to everyone.
Eileen Lynch Wedding OfficiantEileen Lynch Wedding Officiant
Victoria V.
Having Bob as a part of our wedding ceremony made our wedding! He kept things light, humorous at times and meaningful. All of our guests complemented us on our ceremony and he really worked with us on making our ceremony us! He was just fantastic and has such a great personality! Thank you so much Bob!
Bob Le LaurinBob Le Laurin
Manish A.
DJ Kannan did an excellent job at my wedding. When I first met him, I could see that he had not done many weddings but it was clear that he was entrepreneur and can deliver a memorable evening. We needed wireless mics for our ceremony. So, Kannan bought great quality ones to make sure everything is perfect. He also came to see the venue beforehand and made sure he understood our requirements. There were also some performances at the wedding. So, he had to co-ordinate with my family members to make sure that their songs are played at the right time :) On the day of the wedding, he was punctual and professionally dressed. He did an excellent sound setup for the ceremony. For the reception, he was both our MC and DJ. He kept the energy high and made sure that people were having fun. He had a good mix of Bollywood and western songs to keep the night going. Everyone loved the music and the wedding! I would definitely hire Kannan again for a future event.
DJ K - Hollywood 2 BollywoodDJ K - Hollywood 2 Bollywood
Larry C.
We met with Pastor John a few months ago. We loved our meeting. He was very tuned into our needs and what we wanted for our wedding. Very flexible. Pastor John was prepared with suggestions and even brought examples of wedding vows and readings to share with us. He was extremely flexible with times, dates and was on time to our meeting. Thank you Pastor John
Pastor John's Personalized WeddingsPastor John's Personalized Weddings
Maria W.
Yvonne did a great job and was pleasure to deal with! My hair looked beautiful! I would definitely recommend her as a great wedding stylist! Thank you Yvonne!
Hair Spirit By Yvonne 20 years experience in ha...Hair Spirit By Yvonne 20 years experience in ha...
Katarina C.
Bob was excellent. He was punctual, was always was helpful with ideas, and made you feel comfortable. He was always open with communication and my guests loved the humor during the ceremony. He was clear in letting us know the order of the vows and paced it so that we wouldn't blank out on what we were saying. Bob definitely took away some of the jitters that come with wedding planning. Once again, thank you so much for being part of our wedding, Bob!
Bob Le LaurinBob Le Laurin
William A.
Amber was very professional and made our ceremony go very smooth and memorable! She was easy to communicate with and her price very reasonable. I would highly recommend her to officiate your wedding.
Amber Smith A&K Officiant ServicesAmber Smith A&K Officiant Services
Cheryl P.
Pastor John has such a fun personality, he will make you feel so comfortable and relaxed about everything on your wedding day! He is the best officiant I could ever get! Highly recommend !!!
Pastor John's Personalized WeddingsPastor John's Personalized Weddings
Carla R.
Cindy was prompt in contacting us and was able to accommodate our event with only three days notice. The photos she took of our daughter's wedding turned out wonderful. I would highly recommend using Cindy for your next event.
Cindy Hegger PhotographyCindy Hegger Photography
Lindsey S.
Kendra was nothing short of AMAZING! Kendra helped keep my family from taking over and helped us realize our vision for the wedding day. She created a thorough timeline and helped us keep to it, photos went seamlessly, any rogue family members were handled with care and respect, all vendor issues were filtered through her and handled without me even knowing there were any, and I knew I could trust her to create a beautiful space for our ceremony and reception. I don't think my wedding would've been so stress-free without her!
Nomad NixonNomad Nixon
Thumbtack Customer
George was the DJ at my wedding. George is very friendly, efficient, and organized. He has an expansive and impressive repertoire of music. Getting ready for the wedding was very easy, my husband and I simply met with him and filled out some forms. The forms include what songs you want and when to play them and what genre of music you’d like played. They also include the schedule of the wedding so that George can MC at the reception. All in all he really felt the needs of the crowd at the reception and did an excellent job changing the music to the mood of the guests. The only thing I can think of that would need improvement is that his microphone could have been louder to get peoples’ attention at the cake cutting ceremony. My husband and I highly recommend George for any event you may be hosting. He is professional and does everything in a timely matter. We also appreciate him for being a veteran and fighting for our country. We like to support our veterans whenever we can.
Junglemann Entertainment DJ ServicesJunglemann Entertainment DJ Services
Sydney P.
Just booked with them!! Everything so far has been great and they are very quick to reply and meet my needs. Plus great pricing! I am so excited to get things rolling and to have my engagement shoot and wedding captured by them! Another review to come!😊
Piksfactory ProductionsPiksfactory Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Jaimee was wonderful to work with and I really enjoyed everything she was able to contribute to my wedding for a reasonable price. She was easy to talk to, willing to provide recommendations, advice, and was very passionate about not only the flowers she provided but other elements throughout the event. Thank you, Jaimee. :)
Jaimee Leigh EventsJaimee Leigh Events
LeAnn M.
He is a very kind person. He has a sense of humor and always has a smile on his face. He did such a great job officiating our wedding. Pastor Darrel, thank you for your beautiful words and taking care of all the details behind the scene! You rock!
Divine Order MinistryDivine Order Ministry
Melissa L.
Thank you Chef Auri for my beautiful wedding cake. It was exactly what I wanted, simple with real flowers. Very reasonable pricing, excellent communication, and delivery was on time. My husband and I decided on whipped cream and strawberries with white cake. It was super moist and the strawberries were so fresh ☺️ everybody enjoyed it. Highly recommend!
Chef Auri's Suga DotzChef Auri's Suga Dotz
Jessica K.
HUGE thanks to Nora for making me look & feel incredible on my wedding day! She was excellent at communication and gave me exactly the look I wanted - a soft touch of glamorous without feeling "caked". She did my mom and bridesmaids as well, was very good with timing, and overall I'm so happy how things turned out!!
Key to Beauty By NoraKey to Beauty By Nora
Markeyuna M.
He was the best! I would highly recommend him if you want someone who is punctual, respectful,reliable, and professional. Unfortunately our wedding ceremony was not able to start on time due to a personal matter that took place. Our wedding was suppose to start at 3pm and he had another wedding ceremony to do at 4:30. I communicated with him and let him know what happen and our situation. I asked him would it be possible if he can go to his next appointment since we were not ready yet, and then come back. He said yes he will be able to do so, which made me feel so much better because i was starting to panic and I didn't know what we were going to do if he had not been able to come back. He was able to, so I was so happy that we had that option. After he was done with the other ceremony he let me know he was done and asked did I still need him to come back I told him yes, and he came back. He prayed with us before the ceremony and after that he performed our ceremony and he did a wonderful job. I am really thankful and appreciate that he was still able to officiant our wedding even after the setback we had. Thanks again I really really appreciate it, and by the way I loved how you put our love story together, it was great! If anyone was is looking for a great officiant, like I mention earlier, I would highly recommend him as the one to perform your special ceremony.
Divine Order MinistryDivine Order Ministry
Yael V.
Rachael worked with me and my fiance to create our wedding ceremony, which also included a love story about our relationship, and our vows. (We chose the combination DIY-with-consulting-package.) She was very easy to talk to and collaborate with, and provided us with a lot of thoughtful questions and resources so we could come up with ideas and write. She gave us useful feedback and suggestions that made our writing better. The ceremony Rachael designed was beautiful, meaningful, and thoughtful. Many of the guests I spoke to told me that they enjoyed the way she officiated the ceremony and her warm presence. Overall, she worked really hard and did an excellent job. Rachael, thank you so much for making the most important part of our wedding day as special and memorable as it could be.
Officially HitchedOfficially Hitched
Angel L.
Christopher was by far the most personable officiant I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. He made our small wedding something so amazing and special . From the moment I called him he answered every question. Christopher was extremely kind and was able to help us even with short notice . His presence made our day not only unique but incredibly perfect .
Guidance and Grace ~ Celebrant ServicesGuidance and Grace ~ Celebrant Services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Teresa for my wedding make-up and she was a delight to work with from start to finish. Very professional and always gave me her opinions. I had two trials before the big day which were great! Luckily I did them because I discovered I am allergic to mineral make up. Wah wah! That's what the trial is for right? That would have been horrific to find out on the wedding day. She quickly had another alternative that worked great for me and my skin. I had a lot of girls in my bridal party and she worked hard with me to make sure that all of them got the services we needed. Teresa and her assistant Lynn were very punctual on the big day and made all of us look outstanding! I highly recommend Teresa for any event!
Beauty By Teresa SongBeauty By Teresa Song
Cammi H.
My husband and I hired Livingson/Piksfactory to photograph and take videos of our wedding. I have included many details in this review because I believe it gives the most accurate representation of our experience. Things Livingson did well: -He was punctual, even early to all of the events -He was personable and made us feel comfortable while taking pictures -He made sure we got all the poses we wanted and let us come up with ideas for some of the shots -Over 500 pictures were edited and sent to us within a reasonable amount of time and they turned out beautiful -He was willing to be flexible and work with me so that I was happy with the final products -He is obviously knowledgable about and experienced with photography. -The price he charged for both videography and photography for the whole day was the most affordable price I could find for the quality of the pictures Things that could use improvement: -Blocking the enjoyment of the wedding guests. There were several times during the reception that guests complained about having a hard time seeing us cutting the cake, dancing, etc. because the Piksfactory team was always right in the middle of everything. I am not a photographer, and we did get some great pictures because of how close they were to us, but I think there could have been a better way to take pictures without ruining the enjoyment of the guests (who ultimately are there to see two people they love celebrate their marriage and not the backside of a group of photographers). -The biggest thing I had a problem with was Piksfactory’s professionalism, and there are several reasons why I was unimpressed. Livingson was always very kind and polite to me (because I was his customer), but I was very disappointed to learn that my wedding planner felt like he had been rude to her and the wedding staff. I believe it is important to be professional and courteous to EVERYONE you associate with on a job, not just the people that are paying you. Livingson also had me spread the train of my wedding dress out on a muddy, grassy area to take pictures, and then when it inevitably got dirty he had me put the muddy part of my train in a FOUNTAIN to clean it off. Then, he was angry at my wedding planner because the DJ and my husband and I were late to our reception. The reason we were late was because we were trying to wash out my muddy dress at the DJ’s house. My mom handmade that dress and spent months slaving over it to make it exactly what I wanted. THANKFULLY my dress was washable and we could get the mud out, but had it not been, my dress could have been ruined forever due to an oversight on the photographer’s part. Finally, I felt taken advantage of when I was presented with my wedding video. There was a miscommunication about what I had envisioned for the video, and Livingson apologized and agreed to re-edit it so that it was what I wanted. The “fixed” video he sent me was along the lines of what I had imagined it to be, however there were a few basic editing mistakes left in (i.e. weird audio cuts). I mentioned the audio cut and he told me that it was because the mic cut out during the speech the audio clip was from, and it was “basically blended” and wouldn’t be noticeable. After I asked for that entire portion to be removed so that the video flowed better, he sent me a final version of the video with the full audio clip, including the part that had supposedly been “lost” due to the mic cutting out, correctly integrated into the videography. The second attempt at the video felt perfunctory and incomplete, like he told me the mic cut out just because he didn’t want to take the time to fix it. I was happy with the final product, but I felt lied to before I got what I wanted. I was disappointed that Piksfactory was okay with giving me a half-edited wedding video until I asked for it to be improved. Overall, I was pleased with the pictures and video we received, but I was disappointed with the way a lot of it was handled and the stress I felt. It seems like this may be the first time Piksfactory has ever done a full day of wedding pictures/videography, and if that is the case, it may be a lack of experience. I sincerely hope that the feedback I have provided helps future Piksfactory customers receive better service and respect.
Piksfactory ProductionsPiksfactory Productions
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