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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 New Haven wedding services
Thumbtack Customer
I am having a lunch wedding this month, scheduled to meet her to discuss the details before the day. She is an amiable person, a good listener and easy going. I look forward to my wedding. I definitely recommend her.
Age Holbrook PhotographyAge Holbrook Photography
Natashia J.
She was awesome, Ms.Ellie made my wedding the best experience ever...thank you a million times over
Weddings by Ms EllieWeddings by Ms Ellie
Ann M.
Sheila did my flowers and decorations for my wedding in December 2020. She was very easy and complying to work with. She is very pleasant and easy going and she makes everything an ease. Love the coordination and contrast of the colors of the flowers , they really went well with my wedding dress as well my maid of honor. She is also very trustworthy to work with. I recommend her to anyone who would like to use her services. Her work was done very well. Jean
All About You Floral Designing and WeddingsAll About You Floral Designing and Weddings
Nuzhat H.
Mia was amazing ! She came a few minutes early and was patient and understanding about the chaos during weddings :) . Her photography skills are top notch . She is creative and takes amazing shots ! Would love to work with her again!
Yolo StudioYolo Studio
Audra S.
C1 Media/Blaq Pearl photography was awesome!! I reached out to TeQoa the morning of our wedding. She met us promptly at City Hall. She was a lot of fun to work with! She took beautiful pictures and really helped make our day special. Thank you!!
C1 Media/Blaq Pearl PhotographyC1 Media/Blaq Pearl Photography
Christina L.
We had a pretty last minute wedding put together and Sharon really saved the day!! She was extremely professional and knowledgeable, kind and friendly, and easy to work with. She reached out to me right away and communicated with me throughout the couple of weeks leading up to our big day (even gave me beauty tips and advice prior to us meeting)! And of course when the day finally came, she really delivered. She gave me the perfect wedding glow that I was looking for. She is very accommodating and also a sweetheart! 5 stars hands down, recommend her to anyone, and will definitely use her again for any special occasion or event!!!
Beauty Design by SharonBeauty Design by Sharon
Thumbtack Customer
The experience was truly 5 star. She is the consummate professional and very talented in her field. My hair and make up were perfectly done and I felt beautiful at my son's wedding. She listens to your ideas and goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is a relaxing pampered event.
Glam by ElysaGlam by Elysa
Yamilet B.
I cannot describe how satisfied I am with the hairstyle I had for my wedding day. I got so many compliments about it and I felt like a princess. It exceeded my expectations by a 100%. I have a big amount of long hair and she was able to handle it perfectly. I totally recommend her.
Dana JoyDana Joy
Yamilet B.
She is absolutely amazing, she was so professional, comprehensive and patient. I honestly was so happy with the results. She did my wedding makeup and my bridal patty's makeup as well... everybody was so happy and feeling beautiful. Thank you so much for your time and dedication. I recomend her work a 100%.
Beauty Design by SharonBeauty Design by Sharon
Rachel N.
I had never had my makeup done professionally before, and Denita was incredible! She was professional, responds immediately and is an excellent makeup artist. You will get quality makeup that can withstand all the happy crying that weddings can bring about- you will be in great hands with Denita. I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to all others!
Denita’s Artistry: Makeup • Skin • WaxDenita’s Artistry: Makeup • Skin • Wax
Ann M.
Mary did my wedding in December 2020 and she was excellent, there is no other words to describe her. She was on time, she made excellent use of what was available and she made it magical. Power to women, she was phenomenal. She knew exactly how she wanted me to look and the outcome. The best of the best. Anyone who reads this, please do not hesitate to hire her. Jean.
MaryMor Photography LLCMaryMor Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr.Johnson officiated over my wedding ceremony. My husband and myself couldn't have chosen a better person. Mr. Johnson show up even for the rehearsal!! He's a very nice man..by the end of everything he felt like a family member.. I would highly recommend Mr.Johnson if your looking for someone to bless your ceremony this is the man.. When we renew definitely will call Mr.Johnson.
Justice of The PeaceJustice of The Peace
Jordan B.
It was really such a pleasure having Christine for our wedding ceremony, especially during a pandemic and despite the challenges and restrictions that came with it. She was so warm; it felt as if we both knew her already. She was punctual, friendly and flexible with our venue and the staff, and she performed our ceremony exactly the way we had in mind. We were so happy that working with Christine was completely stress-free. Highly recommend!!
In Love ExpressionsIn Love Expressions
Patrick Y.
Ben and Kim were a pleasure to work with for our wedding. They are very warm and friendly and made us feel relaxed. They are also unmistakably professional and we felt confident in their work. They clearly have a deep understanding of the mechanics of photography and were both thorough and creative in capturing scenes and moments. Importantly, they moved and shot effortlessly without us ever noticing their presence during the ceremony and reception. A great value for a pair of highly skilled photographers.
Kindred Photography LLCKindred Photography LLC
Tiara B.
I met Freya at a ren faire last summer, not knowing that she would eventually marry my fiance (now husband) later that year. She is always upbeat, and passionate about providing the best while staying within your desired budget. David and I, as most couples do, wanted to have a bigger wedding at a fancy venue...until we learned the cost. We were both taken aback and nearly eloped. Instead I called Freya and she helped us with shopping around for the venue that would both fit our needs and our budget. David and I settled on a small resturant in Woodbridge, CT that had a back room big enough for 35 ppl. We talked endlessly with Freya on colors, flowers, music, set up, etc. Fast forward to the Day of wedding. It was a beautiful but brisk December day. I nearly fell face first on my dress walking down the aisle because I was so nervous. Freya told me to breathe and look at my son to be husband. The archway was beautiful and I nearly cried just seeing how gorgeous the room looked, with the flowers and candles and balloons. We had 2 giant white balloons tied to the archway, saying Mr. And Mrs., with white flowers and tulle wrapped around the poles, draping down. We had a simple ceremony with only our children, Rev. Freya, my husband and I involved. It was a handfasting, but legal marriage ceremony. The children lit unity candles to represent the joining of our blended family. My best friend called the elements and we toasted our patron god and goddess. Amazingly Beautiful. I admit I was a tippy, my mom gave me a cpl shots of whiskey before the wedding. Lol. So when we exchanged our vows and rings, I kept giving my husband the wrong hand, till he finally just took my hand laughing. Freya went along with the goofy, nerdy vibe my husband and I were giving off. Management loved the decorations and worked well with Freya. Overall... Best Wedding Ever! Thank you so much for making my special day truly special. We love you!
Rev. Freya Harris, Licensed Interfaith MinisterRev. Freya Harris, Licensed Interfaith Minister
Theresa W.
Dana did a great job during my trial helping me figure out what I liked and disliked. She did my hair just like the photos I shower her. She also taught me some skin care stuff I probably should have known since I was eleven years old haha and a member of my immediate family was in a car accident the day of the wedding, and Dana helped me figure out how to handle that since I learned about this while I was getting my makeup done.
Dana JoyDana Joy
Candice J.
Pastor Dais made my husband I feel so comfortable speaking with him. Soon as we met we knew that he was the right choice. My husband and I were married on July 13th 2019. We were a wreck the day of the wedding, Pastor Dais was light our knight in shining armor! He made our ceremony lively and our guest loved him. Everyone asked where we found him! I would recommend his services to anyone and my husband and I will still be in touch with him because he made such an impact on us.
Love Of God In Christ MinistriesLove Of God In Christ Ministries
Ann M.
Pent did my wedding in December 2020 and she was amazing. I have no regrets. She is a wonderful person to work with. She came on time, she did quality time with putting on my makeup. She was very precise and detailed on the outlook. She not only did excellent with my makeup and my Maid of honor, but she made our hair look beautiful and magical. She was workable, she was just excellent. I have every intention of using her again. If you read this, please do not hesitate to use her. She is amazing and phenomenal at what she does. Excellent work Pent.
PentMakeup and HairPentMakeup and Hair
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