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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 Newport Beach wedding services
Erica W.
Great hair and makeup for my wedding!!!!
Infinite Beauty LAInfinite Beauty LA
Thumbtack Customer
The DJ was perfect! Played all songs requested, showed up on time and made my sons wedding perfect!!
The Personal DJThe Personal DJ
Elizabeth G.
Annemarie was absolutely incredible! From our first interaction all the way through the wedding prep, timeline, and the actual wedding -- I couldn't imagine a more perfect person to work with. Annemarie is extremely detail oriented -- she streamlined communication with all of my vendors, she created a fine-tuned timeline, and always worked 10 steps ahead. I am very type-A personality, Annemarie put me at ease and significantly reduced my stress level throughout the whole process. Overall she exceeded expectations and made my wedding day perfect. Any bride would be so lucky to work with her!
Annemarie Donaker Weddings and EventsAnnemarie Donaker Weddings and Events
Tori C.
Cathy captured the essence of our wedding day perfectly!!!! My husband and I couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. So much love and happiness is felt through her images and that's all we wanted in our wedding photographer. The bonus was that she has such a cool aesthetic for how she edits the photos. The cherry on top is that Cathy is super sweet and kind! Highly highly highly recommend her!
Cathy Tramy Thi DoanCathy Tramy Thi Doan
Alicia R.
Ernie was very dedicated to making our ceremony fit our family and achieve our goals for the wedding. He provided coaching for vows and helped everyone express their feelings.
Heart Felt Wedding Ceremonies By Ernest JacksonHeart Felt Wedding Ceremonies By Ernest Jackson
Loretta A.
Our original photographer cancelled a week before the wedding, and Adraian stepped up, and did a lovely job. Very nice man, and willing to do everything we asked. I would definitely use him again
Adrian Martinez PhotographyAdrian Martinez Photography
Mindy B.
Riri was amazing! She helped make my wedding day even more special. Everyone’s hair was beautifully crafted and perfect. Riri is professional, kind and fun. I’d recommend her everyone. Couldn’t thank her enough!
RIRI ROYA Hair Stylist 💇🏻‍♀️RIRI ROYA Hair Stylist 💇🏻‍♀️
Hilary C.
Lindsey is exactly what I needed for my wedding day and my bridals! She’s super great at communicating and she’s professional but also genuinely enjoyable to be around. She knows what she’s doing and is extremely talented. She comes at my highest recommendation!
Locks by LindzLocks by Lindz
Thumbtack Customer
Molly is the best! This wedding was last minute for all of our family to get together and she made it happen! We gave her a location and she met us there just as expected! We couldn't have asked for any better service! Thank you Molly!
molly Silva.commolly Silva.com
Thumbtack Customer
Rodolfo came to my hotel to apply make-up. He was punctual and very friendly. He was also knowledgeable on all the products and explained everything he was doing and why. I wanted the "dramatic " look for an evening wedding and he nailed it!! If I am in the area again I would definitely call in him.
Rodolfo Nimis Makeup ArtistRodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
Thumbtack Customer
We had Jeff be our wedding officiant and with that, i am very glad that we had chose Jeff to do it. He was very reliable and easy to work with. Not only that but he had helped my now wife and I work through figuring out exactly what we wanted in our ceremony. Even though our wedding was about an hour and a half away, Jeff was more than on time just to be on the safe side of traffic which showed me that he takes his job opportunity very seriously and professionally, He is also very easy to contact and can adapt to sudden changes. Overall i am very happy and thankful for how well Jeff held to his word on being able to give us a very special ceremony,
SoCal Christian Weddings OfficiantSoCal Christian Weddings Officiant
Jeanette P.
Exceeds 5 star rating, definitely a recommend. Very professional in my dealings with him and accommodated last minute timing changes on the day of the event. Wedding party was impress with shot choices recommendation and direction throughout the whole event. Definitely will keep him in mind for future important events where his services could be used. Thank you!!!
Marabate StudiosMarabate Studios
Jazmin W.
Kaiel is literally beyond amazing! The nicest, most professional person I’ve ever met. He went above and beyond for us for our wedding day! I am so thankful to have come across Caliviewfinders on thumbtack. I highly highly recommend him!! Quality work for an affordable price..what more can you ask for ? Thank you Kaiel !!
Shore and WaveShore and Wave
Kristi K.
Julie did a wonderful job for my wedding. She did hair and makeup for my 2 sisters, myself, and hair for my mom. I was looking for something more natural and she was able to accommodate that preference with the air brush and minimal eye. She was kind and very easy to talk to. I really appreciate her help and would recommend her anytime!
Julie Koeth Makeup & MoreJulie Koeth Makeup & More
Kristine S.
Sandy did an AMAZING job for my wedding!! The makeup was perfect for my complexion and was exactly what I wanted! I felt so beautiful for my big day thanks to Sandy! Her partner was also able to do my hair and it was exactly the style that I wanted for my overall look. I will DEFINITELY be having Sandy so my makeup and hair for all my big events!!
Makeup by Sandy❤️Makeup by Sandy❤️
Karina V.
My husband and I hired Haus 353 for our wedding October 5th, 2017. Since day one, they were so helpful and willing to make our visions come true. Our bouquets, centerpieces, cake flowers and everything else were more beautiful then I could have imagined. They were extremely prompt in responding and so easy to work with. I will definitley be recommending them to friends and family. Thank you so much!!!!!!!
Haus 353Haus 353
Inez Francesca C.
Jazlie is such a talent! She did my hair and make up on my wedding day. I wanted a more natural make up and she did a great job doing it! I wore a flower crown and she did my hair to make it perfect! She is very professional and her work is quality! She was on time and had everything ready. I would hire Jazlie again for future events and will recommend her to my families and friends! Thank you again Jazlie for sharing your beautiful talent on my special day!
Beauty on the go by JazlieBeauty on the go by Jazlie
Danielle D.
Vanessa did such wonderful hair & makeup work for my wedding! The style she gave me held up the entire day, and even looked amazing in our guests’ cell phone pictures. We did a trial a couple weeks beforehand, and the few small tweaks we made for the big day really made all the difference between really liking my look and absolutely loving it. Vanessa was so accommodating—she found a pair of false eyelashes after the trial that were better suited for me and had a sparkly hair comb at the ready in case I was in need of one. She also gave me an extra bit of lipstick to carry with me so that I could touch it up later in the evening if needed. I would highly recommend her services!
Bibbidy Bobbidy BeautyBibbidy Bobbidy Beauty
Bryan L.
Marcus and Ashley are highly recommended. They were able to put together exactly what I wanted to propose to my now fiancé. They communicated all the details with myself and also my family, and delivered above our expectations. They were professional and punctual and made it happen on short notice. What surprised me was how nice and kind they are when I met them! I hope everyone can see the amazing drone video they made for us on the most important day of our lives so far, likely on their Website. Quality is flawless, and photos are flawless. They really know what they are doing. I hope they can make it to our wedding. I will be asking them to work on anything I do in the future. Thank you Marcus and Ashley, you made us and our extended family so happy.
MKT MediaMKT Media
Liliane N.
We booked Emily last minute for our wedding (within days of the big day). I had a few requests to others on Thumbtack, but I was keeping my fingers crossed that she was available and she was! Emily’s background in music from the University of Puget Sound was a huge plus for me – I appreciate that she had a well-rounded background in music and performance, particularly since we had never hired any musicians and didn’t know how to differentiate amongst other musicians, other than music samples on their profiles. She was immediately responsive, setting up a quick call to go over song options, gave us ideas of what other weddings had, and even ideas of who we did NOT want to hear (this is probably something that’s often overlooked when hiring). Even with a few days to go before, she was still wonderful with adding a new song to her list. An idea of the music we requested, The Lumineers, Christina Perri, Sixpence None The Richer, Train, The Goo Goo Dolls...basically late 90's-early 2000s... To get a better idea of the setting, we had less than 20 people at a poolside backyard reception on a sunny Sunday afternoon and we wanted a laidback, acoustic musical experience. Other than 2 specific songs, we gave Emily a general list of song and artists we liked or wanted to hear to create the ambience we were looking for. Emily executed beautifully! Emily not only put together a curated playlist, but also sweetly sang a duet with one of our guests! She set the mood perfectly for us with her sweet, melodic voice and made our first dance so incredibly special. I wish I could get married a second time just to have her recreate the ethereal aura of that day! https://vimeo.com/user103841292/review/365859554/3a8641705f
Emily Ann LaliotisEmily Ann Laliotis
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