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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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Sacramento wedding services
Sharilyn B.
Robert was incredible. ...made the whole wedding flawless. He even recommended some awesome music for the wedding procession and important parts of the reception. I am so happy that I chose him for my wedding!
Music By RobertMusic By Robert
MacKenzie H.
Charlie was great at our wedding! He made everything so easy with the wedding license and made our ceremony so memorable!! I would highly recommend Charlie!
CCC WeddingsCCC Weddings
Mai C.
There are too many words to express our experience with Charlie. Professional, courteous, and downright amazing are just a few. Not only did he officiate our wedding, but he also provided MC/DJ services. He really is the total package. With cohesive communication, an easy going personality, and day of wedding knowledge, we would not of had the wedding of our dreams without the help of Charlie. Any stress and anxiety that came about, was melted away once charlie led us in the right direction. He is more than a spirit guide, he is a wedding guru. He will keep the festivities on track, as well as be flexible with any last minute changes. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful wedding experience. So look no further, CCC Weddings is your officiant rock star!
CCC WeddingsCCC Weddings
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was a chill photographer to match our low-key wedding, not only that, we were expecting the pictures a month later, but got them all only 2 weeks after the wedding. ^_^
Michael Keel PhotographyMichael Keel Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Frances to officiate my wedding, she did a wonderful and beautiful job. She is very pleasant and just believes in family love and unity. Highly recommend. Williams wedding 2016.
Just a Touch of Love WeddingsJust a Touch of Love Weddings
Tiarra E.
Provided great photos for our wedding reception. It was an excellent value!
Prismatic Photography, Picture PerfectPrismatic Photography, Picture Perfect
Chimmy P.
She was very helpful and was in touch through out the wedding process
Agape Events & GiftsAgape Events & Gifts
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I hired Bill Pence to DJ at our wedding and it quite possibly was the best decision I could have made. He is 100% professional and brings extensive understanding of weddings and reading the crowd to the table. All I needed to do was give Bill an basic idea of what I wanted and he took care of the rest. During out wedding he worked with the venue staff, catering staff and ensured my guests we following with the order of events while I got to sit back and enjoy my wedding. Many of my guests complimented me on how well organized and planned my wedding was and, to be honest I took the credit. But, in reality, it was Bill's knowledge and experience that carried the wedding. He was by far the best investment I made into our special day. In my book, you can't go wrong with Bill Pence.
Bill Pence MusicBill Pence Music
Sara D.
Charlie was so gracious to be a part of our wedding. He was respectful and responsive during a crazy time for us and always held up his end of the deal. His ceremony was thoughtful and personable. He really is calm, cool and collected — exactly what is needed during an extensive wedding or an elopement as ours was. We appreciate you taking on the challenge and making our wedding day easy, memorable and mostly HAPPY!
CCC WeddingsCCC Weddings
Trish did a wonderful job performing my ceremony at my small intimate wedding. :)
TCW Planning & DecorTCW Planning & Decor
Kimberly H.
He was very easy to work with and went above and beyond to make my wedding great
DJ Dan Utica ServicesDJ Dan Utica Services
Salena V.
Awesome team and great work! Wouldn’t have had it any other way for our wedding day!
Lavender Salon and Blow Out BarLavender Salon and Blow Out Bar
Nickole L.
“Magical evening!” “Most beautiful wedding I’ve seen” “Decorations were amazing” “So beautiful” Just a few remarks from friends, family and people working my wedding. Brittinie is amazing and a true professional. She made my vision come true for my New Years Eve wedding. I would highly recommend her and would defiantly higher her again. It was a pleasure, she’s a pleasure and I appreciate all of her hard work and commitment to making memories for me. Photos to come.....
A Bit of PlanningA Bit of Planning
Margaret H.
I have been meaning to write this review for over a month. I hired Anthony for my daughter's wedding in November and we could not be happier! Anthony did a great job at the wedding...very personable and professional. The pictures he took and edited were beautiful. I think Anthony could market himself as a wedding photographer, but I am so glad that he does not because that industry is way over-priced. Anthony's prices were very fair. I also appreciate that he put up with us changing the time we needed him be at the wedding very graciously. Do not hesitate to hire June Photography and thank you Anthony for beautiful pictures of the day that we will treasure.
June PhotographyJune Photography
Dawn W.
Ed was amazing!! From the beginning, getting to know us all the way to the wedding day! I highly recommend!
Sierra Wine Country WeddingsSierra Wine Country Weddings
Glen M.
Robert was the DJ at our wedding. He was punctual, played a good selection of music and was easy to work with. Excellent job!!!
Music By RobertMusic By Robert
Thumbtack Customer
We had slyvan as our Dj for our wedding may 29,2016 and he was the best! I was able to give him songs the day of! He got the guest up and gave everyone a good time!! I promise if you book him you will be more than satisfied!! We will definitely book him in the future! -Green Wedding
Stereo Fusion ENT.Stereo Fusion ENT.
Thumbtack Customer
Irina did my makeup for my friends wedding in Oct 2015. I loved the way my make up looked...Still looked like myself, just enhanced. I didn't feel like a was wearing a mask. Which why she will be doing my makeup for my wedding. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Irina AntonovaIrina Antonova
Thumbtack Customer
Ed was great at the wedding. He performed the ceremony exactly the way we wanted and fit right in with the family. Unfortunately, his communication afterward has been almost nonexistent. It's been more than a month since my wedding and I still have not received any videos from him. I'm very disappointed.
Sierra Wine Country WeddingsSierra Wine Country Weddings
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Drummonds was amazing to work with The service was exactly what we wanted. We were extremely happy with our wedding day.
Rev. Jerry DrummondsRev. Jerry Drummonds
Thumbtack Customer
Pastor John performed our service over the Memorial Day weekend. He took time out of his vacation to come to our wedding. We had an American-Thai hybrid wedding that also incorporated some parts needing translation. Pastor John excellently combined our two cultures into a wonderful ceremony. He gave us feedback and ideas for us to make our wedding perfect. He has a lot of passion for what he does, and it shows in his energy and enthusiasm. We highly recommend him. He's also a pretty funny guy.
Pastor John's Personalized WeddingsPastor John's Personalized Weddings
Sara F.
Charlie did an excellent job with our micro-backyard-wedding. He is incredibly professional and knowledgeable about the whole process. Highly recommended!
CCC WeddingsCCC Weddings
Holly A.
She is very professional and flexible with your makeup and hair services. I would definitely recommend her for wedding services. I wished I used her solely for all my bridesmaids as I hired two different makeup/hair individuals. She is quick to respond and gives reasonable prices for the services! Thank you for making my wedding day special!
Regina S.
What a guy!! He did an amazing job kept the vibe we were looking for going all night the wedding ceremony songs I requested were like specific start this at this moment and he nailed each once truly made my ceremony/reception what We wanted! Prompt responses through email/text weeks leading up to the wedding our wedding which happened to be during the crazy fires in Vallejo/ Sacramento but he planned to be early and was able to make it despite the fwy delays! Very please very happy with our decision and glad thumbtack helped us find him! 🥰
DJ Stallion EntertainmentDJ Stallion Entertainment
Camila G.
Lolita is an amazing professional! More than a photographer Lolita is a great human being... we hired her for our courthouse wedding and without a doubt was the best thing I did! She was there early took a bunch of great pictures, during all the wedding proceedings she was taking pictures of us and also my family and friends. The great thing about working with Lolita is how much fun we had and After the awesome experience working with Lolita she gave us a lot of pictures of our courthouse wedding. A day we will remember forever! We will definitely hire Lolita many other times!!!
Image Society Photography & Photo BoothImage Society Photography & Photo Booth
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