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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 Hartford wedding services
Ramandeep K.
it was great having him at our wedding.
Justice of the PeaceJustice of the Peace
Elaine R.
He did a great job on our wedding. Thank you!!
Wedding Officiant ServiceWedding Officiant Service
Jessica R.
David was a real pleasure to work with. He made our wedding absolutely wonderful.
DJtheDeeJayDJtheDeeJay
Ramandeep K.
Loved having her on our wedding, she was like a family member, and amazing clicks.
Yolo StudioYolo Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Best experience ever, prez Palmer did an awesome job. He went above and beyond to make my wedding day special
Justice of the Peace Prez PalmerJustice of the Peace Prez Palmer
Karissa C.
Booking the Golden Scroll Soloists for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Honestly, you guys made my wedding extra sentimental, unique, and beautiful. My guests were so impressed by your outstanding talents. Thank you so much for your communication, professionalism, timeliness, flexibility and outstanding performance! If any of you are hesitant at all about booking Golden Scroll Soloists at your next event--DON"T BE. I promise that you will NOT be disappointed!!
Golden Scroll SoloistsGolden Scroll Soloists
Karissa C.
This weekend, my mom and I had my hair and makeup trial (for my upcoming wedding) with Morgan and Destiny. I am so happy I chose to hire Behind the Scene girls for my wedding, and can't wait to see them work their magic on my bridal party in a few months. I was initially so nervous about finding an appropriate place to do the trial, because my apartment is so small, but these girls are literally a travelling beauty salon...prepared with chairs and mirrors and all! The girls were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. They were also sure to check in with us every so often to make sure they were achieving the "look" we wanted, from eyebrow shape, lipstick color (mine had to be 2 blended colors to match one of my wedding colors), to the size of our curls. They also made us feel comfortable enough to ask for anything to be adjusted as we went along. My trial makeup and hair held up pretty much all day, too. I feel 100% confident putting the rest of my bridal party in the hands of BTSG for my wedding day. Excited to meet the other members of their team too. Thank you ladies! Excited for July!
Behind the Scene GirlsBehind the Scene Girls
Andrea D.
Cashmeir was punctual, professional and a pleasure to work with. I got loads of compliments on my wedding day. Cashmeir you are a star and I would recommend you any and everyday. You are simply the best! I cant thank enough for contributing to my special day!
100% Cashmeir100% Cashmeir
Tenesha L.
Ms. Ellie did and amazing job officiating our city hall wedding! My now husband and I were running late and Ms. Ellie was super understanding and very sweet about everything. She even came and sat in the car with me to talk o
Weddings by Ms EllieWeddings by Ms Ellie
Natalie D.
I worked with Jeanette and her sister Jackie. For my baby shower and wedding trial. They are both absolutely pleasant. She is attentive, sweet, respectful and professional. She makes you feel very comfortable and does exactly what you want. I loved my makeup. Will def use again!! ♥️
The Bridal Glam By JcThe Bridal Glam By Jc
Tiffany A.
PentMakeup is a very professional person. She had a baby right in her face and still made me look beautiful for my big day (wedding). She was very pleasant to be around and was very approachable of I had questions about my makeup. I would never hesitate to make a referral with PentMakeup.
PentMakeup and HairPentMakeup and Hair
Thumbtack Customer
I had to postpone my wedding due to an important situation. Although I postponed he was polite about the situation and told me just to let him know when we are ready. He responds in great timing. I would definitely recommend him and I will definitely be calling him once all is clear.
Love, Honor, and CherishLove, Honor, and Cherish
Susan L.
Pete is very professional. He responded quickly and answered all of out questions. He also very warm and friendly. Because of Covid-19, we decided to eloped and postpone the party until we can travel. Because of Pete, we still managed to get a meaningful wedding! I can’t recommend him more!!
Justice of the PeaceJustice of the Peace
Toni-Ann j.
I must say, being as skeptic and nervous as I was on my ‘wedding day’, Mr. Johnson really came through for us. To be honest, it being my first wedding/marriage I wasn’t sure what to expect...but he made it just as simple and to the point, as we wanted for our very small wedding. While still bringing just enough professionalism and quality for it to be nothing short of lovely. I was running a bit late and he was so understanding and he immediately made me feel at ease when for me that’s not an easy feat. We even had a lot of issues leading up to our day and he was always in contact with us to see how everything was going and his interest in everything made it feel like our Union was just as important to him as it was to us. Overall I highly recommend him! On your special day you need someone who can help to create that intimate ambiance that is needed and not make it feel like just another ‘gig’. He has a wonderful personality that I suspect can fare well in just about any settings, making him just perfect to officiate any ceremony. If you think he’s just too good to be true, I suggest you try him and find out for yourself.
Justice of The PeaceJustice of The Peace
Kiara R.
Pete did an amazing job the day of our wedding, very punctual and reliable. Came to our rehearsal and even did our unity sand at request with no issue, very open to suggestions and gives great suggestions as well. Handled our marriage license paperwork and sent it off to the town. Glad we chose you Pete, you were beyong great! Thank you.
Justice of the PeaceJustice of the Peace
Karissa C.
Carlos was AMAZING at our wedding this past Saturday. He is so skilled in what he does. He was able to scan the room, get a feel for my very eclectic group of guests, and play the PERFECT songs to get EVERYONE on the dance floor at some point in the night. Honestly, Carlos, there were some people up there who we've NEVER seen dance before! My guests kept coming up to me over the course of the night to ask questions along the lines of, "Where did you FIND this amazing DJ?" My guests are still reaching out to me to tell me how great the music was. Also, a few unpredictable (minor) mishaps occurred at my wedding, and Carlos was so flexible in adjusting some of our original plans to account for what happened. Will absolutely hire him again if I ever throw another big party, and I recommend him to anyone looking to have a fantastic time at their next event!!! Thank you Carlos!!!!!
DJ Carlos E SanchezDJ Carlos E Sanchez
Thumbtack Customer
Sarah and her team at One Fine Day delivered exceptional service. Sarah immediately responded to my emails, was extremely well organized and completely worked with my vision of the centerpieces/decor and bouquets. She was always very pleasant to work with and 100% reliable. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous, fresh, and delivered on time. One Fine Day was also very flexible. I was concerned about the size of the bouquet and Sarah agreed to adjust it on the spot when she delivered it for my wedding if I was not satisfied. We had rented vases from Sarah, and unfortunately one of our younger guests had accidentally broken a vase. When we offered to replace it/pay for it, Sarah told us not to worry about it. One Fine Day exceeded our expectations and I would recommend them in a heart beat. I cannot say enough about how happy I was with their service and the prices were very reasonable.
One Fine DayOne Fine Day
Karissa C.
Dave was everything we wanted in an officiant plus more. We knew that we 100% made the right choice in hiring him after meeting with him to discuss what we wanted in a ceremony, several months before our big day. He was so genuine, KIND, personable, hilarious, professional and well-organized. We kept in touch over the course of the months leading up to the wedding, and kept a google docs draft of our ceremony, which we made edits to periodically. Something about Dave's presence and attitude abut everything made me feel super calm right before our ceremony. I knew we had placed everything in the right hands. Dave, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU. You made our ceremony absolutely perfect (despite me not being able to get Tims ring on his finger--haha!). A million thank you's!!!! Our guests are still raving about you (and so are we). Pictures on the way :-)
Love, Honor, and CherishLove, Honor, and Cherish
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