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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. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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 Pasadena wedding services
Ashley H.
Very professional. He made our wedding special.
Don Foor/ No InsuranceDon Foor/ No Insurance
Sarah H.
He was awesome super happy we hired him for our wedding
Grant Terzakis PhotographyGrant Terzakis Photography
Wenjia y.
It was nice to have Bill with us for our wedding. He is very professional.
Weddings by BillWeddings by Bill
Kelly O.
Absolutely lovely! So professional, really helped keep the wedding going. Helped set a fun and energetic vibe. We didn’t hire a wedding coordinator, but Christina kept a good schedule of the day to make sure everything happened when it was supposed to. Could not recommend more!!
DJ L Rock the Party | Modern Highway EntertainmentDJ L Rock the Party | Modern Highway Entertainment
Cameron P.
EXCELLENT!! Fabulous Functions by Jane is, in fact, fabulous! Jane is a true professional and you can tell she is passionate about her craft. She went above and beyond to plan the floral vision for my wedding and met with me on several occasions before the wedding to make sure my vision was executed. Beyond that, she has wonderful taste and was such a helpful collaborator in planning the floral arrangements. Several guests commented that the arch arrangement and floral table arrangements were stunning. Jane was by far my favorite wedding vendor to work with. Her enthusiasm and talent are evident in her work and my wedding would not have been the beautiful event it was without her.
Fabulous Functions By JaneFabulous Functions By Jane
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
Cat c.
She give me different options on what I may like on my bridal trail for my wedding. She was helpful and sweet.
Liz Inez MakeupLiz Inez Makeup
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
Jessica G.
Josh was amazing to work with and so professional!! He helped us with poses and made our wedding pictures even better than I can imagine. My husband and I are so glad we went with Josh to take our wedding photos. We will be using Josh in the future at our next event! Josh Premako is the best in the LA area and we highly recommend working with him.
Josh Premako PhotographyJosh Premako Photography
Alexis V.
Bill is fantastic! He officiated our wedding in Feb 2022, but began working with us several months beforehand to help us craft a customized ceremony. He is full of knowledge on the marriage process including what to expect regarding the marriage licenses and timelines. Thank you so much Bill for your support pre-wedding and for the amazing job you did on our special day. 10/10 would recommend! :)
Weddings by BillWeddings by Bill
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.
Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*
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
Jessica F.
Maria was amazing! I had a themed wedding to attend and she did as exactly as the pics I showed her. Super friendly & punctual! I booked her for my next event!
Luscious Beauty (Makeup only)Luscious Beauty (Makeup only)
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 Beauty Co._Bridal Beauty Co._
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
Natalie B.
Allison was great! This was my first time on here and the whole process ran smoothly. She killed my hair and makeup for my friends wedding. I received so many compliments, thank you so much!!
Glam By AllisonGlam By Allison
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
Rosalie D.
I don’t know where to start. Mellanii is remarkable!! She is beyond talented. She did my wedding hair & makeup trial and she nailed it!! I was nervous when I arrived because I’m a bit of a perfectionist. But little by little everything came together and I was stunned. I couldn’t believe that was me looking in the mirror lol! Mellanii was super sweet and kept checking on me through the process. I can’t wait for my wedding day because I know Mellanii is going to make me look like a princess. 🥰
Beauty by MellaniiBeauty by Mellanii
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
Anne D.
Alyssa did an amazing job with wedding hair and makeup for us! She created a very natural but elegant look for both my daughter and I. It held up very well! She was very responsive and professional, just fantastic to work with🤩🤩🤩
Infinite Beauty LAInfinite Beauty LA
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!
Ollama SkinOllama Skin
Rachel D.
Rev Greg was flexible to our needs and performed our wedding to our request! We appreciated his thoughtfulness and he even made my son, 7 (who was walking me down the aisle) more comfortable too! Would recommend.
The Seasons of Life CeremoniesThe Seasons of Life Ceremonies
Sandy R.
Great experience working with Martie, she was very responsive and professional. My wedding day makeup was flawless and my family was very happy too. I would definitely recommend her service to friends and family and book her again for future events.
Make-Up by MartieMake-Up by Martie
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
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