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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. 

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 Bristol wedding services
Sabina S.
Christine is amazing and did a fantastic job for an impromptu wedding. She came on short notice and had all the photos prepped and produced within a week. Even gave a sneak preview a couple of days after the wedding. She took a lot of pictures! The bride and groom loved her! Will be using her service again!
Marie Allen photographyMarie Allen photography
Angela M.
Pete did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! He was on time, had everything prepared and made the moment feel at ease. I would definitely recommend Pete to officiate!
Justice of the PeaceJustice of the Peace
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional the music he Braintree with him was spot on to what we asked for at our wedding reception if you need a do for anything I recommend hiring Your Way entertainment
Your Way Entertainment and ProductionsYour Way Entertainment and Productions
Shannon K.
Dave was fantastic. Worked with me from Germany to get stuff set up. Is extremely funny and the ceremony he put together for us was simply perfect! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a wonderful and fun wedding!!
Love, Honor, and CherishLove, Honor, and Cherish
Rachael D.
Steph was awesome! She was so patient with me and all of the scheduling difficulties I was having for my wedding. She did a great job and was very quick while still being great quality. Also, she was on time and professional with me! Highly recommend.
Glamour by StephGlamour by Steph
Vince M.
The experience was positive from start to finish. As with anyone who is trying to plan a wedding there was a bit of flakiness on my side and he dealt with everything really well. Not to mention that I actually wrote a custom piece for the ceremony. Doing public speaking quite a bit myself I was anxious to see how he would do with the material. It was an absolute success couldn't have asked for better. Weddings can be a stressful experience from a lot of different Vantage points. If you want to completely eliminate stress in regards to the officiant, I would highly recommend using Pete every time. Vince M
Justice of the PeaceJustice of the Peace
Stacey T.
I found Scott Arcangel Music with the help of my cousin for our wedding. Working with Scott was amazing! Not only was Scott affordable and within our budget for music but Scott went above and beyond to make our day special. Scott was easy to get in touch with and made sure he kept us on track to be ready for our big day. We were able to work closely with Scott on playlists and he did an amazing job with our must have songs for the night – including learning and composing an arrangement for a song called “Tank” from our favorite anime to walk into at the reception. The vocalist and other band members made the night with their enthusiasm and talent. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone what wants to have a high caliber and classy band to make their wedding reception memorable.
The Music BoutiqueThe Music Boutique
Thumbtack Customer
Kate was/is amazing! I hired her to do my and my bridesmaid's hair and the styles were GORGEOUS! I had a picture to go off of and it matched what I wanted exactly with a little of her own style thrown in. My bridesmaid, who is 12, was thrilled with her half up do and the amazing curls, perfect for her age! Kate came to my house, on time, full of energy and such a joy to be around, especially on my wedding day! Thank you so much Kate!!!
Glam lounge Bride and Hair StudioGlam lounge Bride and Hair Studio
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