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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.

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.

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 much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

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 San Clemente wedding services
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful to work with. Made sure everything was perfect on my wedding day.
King Cardoza Studio (California South)King Cardoza Studio (California South)
Britney G.
Great music! Did everything we asked and more. So happy with our wedding
Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*Chris Christopher *BEST WEDDING DJ-MC-PHOTOBOOTH*
Andrea C.
She was amazing and super sweet. My makeup for my wedding was so pretty. I loved it
Makeup by ShabMakeup by Shab
Thumbtack Customer
Eric was great! Very attentive to what we wanted and he made our wedding wonderful! Would definitely recommend him!!
Erik Redmond a.k.a. DJ RichterscaleErik Redmond a.k.a. DJ Richterscale
Scott F.
Great job by Daniel good equipment and he also performed a song on guitar and was mc for my wedding thank you Daniel
Daniel Aaron EntertainmentDaniel Aaron Entertainment
Brittney H.
Brittney was awesome! She was so nice and did my hair and make up to beautifully for my wedding. I definitely would recommend her !!
Brytni BeautyBrytni Beauty
Brynn D.
Don was a great addition to our wedding! He was very professional and although we hired him on a whim and with only a few weeks until our wedding he made the ceremony feel like warm and perfect for us. He made our guests laugh and just did a fantastic job. We were lucky to have found him with such short notice! Thanks Don!!
Don FoorDon Foor
Judy H.
Prysilla did such a great job for my wedding with all the girls hair and makeup!! All the girls loved it! She really knows what she’s doing! Thank you so much!!
GlamourageGlamourage
Vincent M.
Richard did an excellent job for our wedding, he helped organize our entire event and I couldn’t ask for a better DJ/emcee!! If you’re looking for a professional who can start a party look no further!
Rick Hettish EntertainmentRick Hettish Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Diane was great! She was able to work within our budget and made our wedding venue look beautiful! All of the bridesmaids loved the bouquets and the guests were complementing the centerpieces. I highly recommend Diane and English Rose Floral.
English RoseEnglish Rose
Vincent M.
Reverend Jackson made our wedding so amazing! She was able to quickly build a rapport with us and it felt like we had known her our entire lives by the time we got married. If you’re looking for an amazing experience look no further!
Reverend JacksonReverend Jackson
Matt M.
Doug & Pam were a pleasure to work with. We originally set up a FaceTime call with them since we live in CO and our wedding was held in CA. From day one, they were both so responsive via email about any questions or concerns we had. Their responsiveness and professionalism throughout the whole process took away the stress of hiring a professional in a different state. We were so happy that we hired Doug to officiate our ceremony. He was professional, energetic, and kind. One of our wedding guests officiates weddings for friends, and came up to us after the ceremony to compliment Doug's delivery. Pam was such a huge help during the planning process, she kept us constantly in the loop and she was so organized. The sample vows and ceremony wording they provided was perfect as well. They also take care of mailing in the marriage license which is an extra help! I would absolutely recommend Doug and Pam's services to anyone in need of a reasonably priced and reliable, professional officiant. They're the ultimate dynamic duo! Thanks Doug & Pam!!
Your Best Day EverYour Best Day Ever
Ann M.
Our wedding plans were not only changed once, but twice due to COVID! When we started planning for the 3rd time and just a week before the day we wanted to elope, we found Kimi and as soon as we got on the phone with her we knew she was the one!! Kimi has a natural ability to make you feel at ease. She also was so helpful in suggesting locations where we could elope in San Diego. On the day of the wedding, she was responsive and timely, and during our ceremony she made us laugh and cry and made our transition truly special. We are so happy we got to work with Kimi and would highly recommend her!!
💍Wedding Officiant Special $399💍💍Wedding Officiant Special $399💍
Kieran N.
So we decided to use this DJ given the reviews. The experience was nothing short of disappointing. Time and time again over a period of time we tried to coordinate a meeting with the vendor to introduce her to the venue and what we wanted played and review the wedding timeline. After finally coming to an agreement on a date, in which we took took a vacation day from work to accommodate her, we were informed that she was over 90 mins late and as a result would have missed the time frame with our wedding coordinator. To add insult to injury, we asked for our deposit back, which we were give an answer “it’s non refundable”. Simply - avoid at all costs!!
Faerioke ProductionsFaerioke Productions
Stephanie s.
Marcus and Ashley are amazing. We had them film for our wedding day. They were punctual and professional. Due to covid we had to make some changes and they were very understanding and worked with me. The video turned out beautiful and as crazy and hectic as the day was they were able to capture all the real raw moments and highlight the best parts. The drone footage is spectacular! If I have another event I would definitely have Marcus and Ashley again!
MKT MediaMKT Media
Lindsay R.
DJ Marvelous was the highlight of our event! We hired him to DJ our company holiday party, and he did not disappoint. He arrived 3 hours early with his assistant to setup and completely transform the room with lighting. He was punctual, professional, and hilarious! He played appropriate music for our event and we had the dance floor packed for the first time at our holiday party, all thanks to DJ Marvelous! He is the best DJ out there, and I was wishing I had hired him for my wedding! Thank you for such a fun night!
DJ Marvelous EventsDJ Marvelous Events
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