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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 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.

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 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 Pasadena wedding services
Ashley H.
Very professional. He made our wedding special.
Donald FoorDonald Foor
Sarah H.
He was awesome super happy we hired him for our wedding
Grant Terzakis PhotographyGrant Terzakis Photography
Thumbtack Customer
STOP HERE!!! if you are looking for a wedding officiant that is not only affordable, but creates a wedding ceremony that is genuine, heart felt and sentimental ....Ira is the one! We planned our wedding in one month and Ira was easy to work with and delivered a wonderful, intimate ceremony at the beach with our families. Ira is well spoken, experienced and professional. He adds a special touch in his deliverance that felt personal and unique. THANK YOU greatly, Ira!!!
Imtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. RiversideImtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. Riverside
Nicole R.
Will was so helpful beginning to end and was a delight to have for my wedding. I would recommend hiring will to everyone I know.
Mobile Marriage MinisterMobile Marriage Minister
Thumbtack Customer
Luz and her partner did an awesome job for my bridal shower and wedding! Could g have ask for better hair do or makeup!!!
Elite MakeoverElite Makeover
Thumbtack Customer
Abi Aldana is the Best DJ we could have ever asked for. He was the DJ for my Wedding on 9/20/2014. Any meeting that would come up regarding the wedding - he would show. any questions we had ..he would answer. We had a special request that he dress rustic and without hesitation he did it and looked super cool the day of the wedding. Day of the Wedding he did such an amazing job! Abi played all the music we wanted and added to our online music list. Abi has a great DJ voice and he was extremely professional and my guests had nothing but great things to say about him. If you want a reliable, easy to work with, very professional and extremly friendly DJ - Then Abi is your man! A+++++ Service and I would use Abi for all of my future events for sure.
Your Special Night DJ'sYour Special Night DJ's
Duffy M.
Listen to what we want and not what he wants. I would love to see video of how our intros to our wedding with music were butchered and how he apologized and how I have email proof of him receiving all of song lists and info at least the week of the wedding. It’s okay though it’s over, now we know. Overall we made the best of the situation.
Julia K.
I loved that he knows the songs I requested and he came on time. It was worry-free working with him for our wedding. Thank you so much, Michael! 💕
Michael StegnerMichael Stegner
Xiyang L.
I am very satisfied with service from Rev. Camilo. He was clear about the details prior to the ceremony, and was very professional. I would recommend him as officiator for future to-be-weds.
Rev. CamiloRev. Camilo
Tonette O.
This was my first time using this vendor. It was a great experience. What I liked best was the flexibility in creating an image that for my daughter’s wedding. I will use them again for my next event.
String Lights LAString Lights LA
Hannah S.
Jen and Erika are awesome! They listened carefully to what we wanted and executed perfectly! I am very pleased. Thank you for making me and my family beautiful on my wedding day.
Bridal BeautyBridal Beauty
Nikki C.
She did a great job with myself and my fiancé on our trial run. We booked her for our wedding in Dec 2018. Thank you Shakira. Can’t wait to work with you again.
Shakira RileyShakira Riley
Georgia M.
Spectacular wedding pictures! I love my pictures and I have Carl of Live Art Photography to thank. He made everything so easy, from booking, preparation, and working with him on the day of the wedding. He was sooooo friendly that our guests loved him. He really made an effort to connect with them and I think it’s so he can shoot them at their best. It totally shows in the pictures. My husband and I couldn’t be happier. Definitely a 5 star photographer.
Live Art Photography LLCLive Art Photography LLC
Jessica E.
Having Narrecia officiate our wedding was an excellent decision, and I couldn’t be happier! She was punctual, professional, friendly, and patient. She worked with us to provide everything we wanted. I give her the highest recommendation!
HarperAnderson Weddings&EventsHarperAnderson Weddings&Events
Mary Anton O.
See what happened to my hubby's boutonnière even before the ceremony start.. she forgot to have pins on it. Those she eventually got from cvs wasn't even sturdy enough to hold these flowers. Flowers aren't fresh AT ALL! Becasuse she didn't wrap the stems for my bouquet, it was keep water dropping during my entire ceremony. No flowers last until the end of wedding! I'm sure she bought these flowers way before the day. The worst decision i made for my wedding. Terrible and horrible!!
Fleur DFleur D
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos was a very good DJ and MC and kept the wedding party going. He is very professional and super reasonable on the cost for his services. I would highly recommend you check out DJ Charlie for your next event!
Charlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MCCharlie Wedding Dj/Photo Booth/Bilingual MC
Brenda H.
Lesley was sooo sweet and did such a great job! My wedding makeup held up allll day/night! I couldn’t believe it. I danced a lot and it still looked great at midnight. I highly recommend her for any occasion!
Lesley loves LipstickLesley loves Lipstick
Breann C.
I am so pleased with the service that Steve with DJ Celebrations provided for my recent wedding celebration. From our very first call, I knew that he was going to be a great DJ. Steve took the time to understand my vision, provided wonderful feedback and suggestions and was incredibly organized throughout the whole planning process. He really went above and beyond to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. My guests continue to rave about how fun our wedding was. The dance floor was packed the whole night. Thank you DJ Celebrations for your fantastic service!
DJ CelebrationsDJ Celebrations
Nicole G.
I am truly blown away! I'm VERY picky, I have a type A personality, and I need to know every single detail that's going on. I must've researched every single videographer in Los Angeles. I didn't find one company that I liked. I knew the quality of work that I was looking for, the style, and didn't find it...until I went on Forefront's website. The first video I saw spoke to me. It was exactly what I imagined. Then I spoke with Jessica who seemed just as excited as I was about my wedding. I knew I was in good hands. Out of all my vendors this company was the only company I didn't have to micro-manage. I believe I only spoke to Jessica a couple of times before our wedding but I could tell she just got it. The day of the wedding she worked seamlessly with the photographer. It was like they'd known each other for years. Everything felt like it was done documentary style where I didn't even notice they were there. Even my guests later told me that Forefront never stopped the flow of the wedding, they were never in the way of their view, and completely forgot the wedding was filmed. I have high expectations, but I just knew they wouldn't be good enough for my husband who is a television and film editor/producer. I was SO WRONG!!! We just received our video back and it was beyond anything we could've dreamed of! The level of detail was impeccable. They captured the style, the theme of the wedding, the memorable moments, and most importantly our love! We were in awe. When it ended I looked at my husband and he goes "Wow! The cinematography was amazing and who was the editor?! I'm so impressed!" We will forever be appreciative that Forefront captured the most important day of our life perfectly. Every single penny was worth it. They will be my forever videographers for all of my future events! Thank you Forefront!! I'm not trying to brag but ask them to see our video (Nicole + Bradinn) and you'll want to hire them.
the ForeFront Mediathe ForeFront Media
Jennifer J.
We are beyond happy with Griselda officiating our wedding. She was communicative and very helpful with any questions we had leading up to our day. She was punctual and professional. She helped with making this experience go smoothly and stress free. We are SO happy we booked Griselda. Thank you for helping make our special day beautiful.
Wedding Officiant | Griselda GarciaWedding Officiant | Griselda Garcia
Dana S.
Ella was amazing to work with! She was so easy to coordinate with in advance and she was extremely professional. We had her shoot an intimate wedding with just our immediate family. She made us feel so comfortable and everyone loved her. The photos came out absolutely gorgeous! She has such an amazing eye. We couldn’t be more happy and I’d highly recommend Ella to anyone!
Glossy by EllaGlossy by Ella
Aileen Y.
I had a hair and makeup trial with Christina, and she was great! I didn't ask about timing, so I unfortunately booked another appointment too close to the trial time. She had 1 hour to do both my hair and make up when it would normally be 2 hours. She worked great under pressure, and I was very impressed! Definitely booking her for my wedding.
Christina AmaroChristina Amaro
Lauren Y.
Corey and Brad were absolutely EXCELLENT! They were so easy to work with, they gave the extra effort in customer service, and the finished product was incredible. I booked them for a wedding video on Thumbtack incredibly last minute (week before) and was really, really worried about the quality and what the final video would look like, as I didn't know much about them. However, when the day actually came, Brad came on time, had a drone (which I requested) and blew me away! He has a really artistic eye and the final video looked so professional - my parents commented that it looked like a Hollywood movie. I absolutely loved the video and they both were so easy to work with and really willing to go the extra mile to give me a final product with everything I wanted in it. If you're going to go with a videographer for a wedding, look no further - these are the guys you never knew existed on the internet!
OC Event PhotosOC Event Photos
Anibal C.
Desiree of Live Art Photography did such an amazing job with my wedding photos. I’m so proud to show them off to all my friends and family that they are asking for her contact information. My husband and I plan on printing out large prints because she provided a print release, which is required by reputable printers.I really lucked out when I hired Live Art. Thank you Desiree!
Live Art Photography LLCLive Art Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Pastor Jon. Although we weren't able to meet in person, due to circumstances out of his control, we did Skype with him. He was very professional yet fun and funny. He catered to our specific wants for our ceremony and didn't push anything on us from his own personal beliefs or views. He even went out of his way to find prayers/verses that we might like to add into our ceremony, if we wanted. He even spoke to, and prayed with, one of my friends at our wedding about her personal conflicts she's having (she brought it up to him) and offered her Skype counseling if she would like. That might sound odd at a wedding, but that shows me he's a nice, comforting, personable, caring person who wants to truly help others and not just do his job and leave. I recommend him to anyone getting married, no matter your religion or beliefs, he works with and for you.
Pastor Jon KiblerPastor Jon Kibler
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