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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 Noma wedding services
Laura E.
Rosa was a pleasure to work with. Our wedding cake was beautiful on the outside and delicious. I had several wedding guests tell me that was the best wedding cake they have eaten! I highly recommend Cakeshine.
CakeshineCakeshine
Rustin M.
Great trio of instruments for our wedding night.
Louis Pettinelli EntertainmentLouis Pettinelli Entertainment
Virginia G.
Beautiful music! Perfect for our wedding. Listened to our requests.
Louis Pettinelli EntertainmentLouis Pettinelli Entertainment
Alanna W.
Great photos for those looking for documentary style, informal photos. We booked him for our wedding and were disappointed that we didn't get enough of the classic shots of the two of us and our families, wedding party, etc. looking at the camera. Most of the photos we received were of people's backs. A handful of great shots, but overall, we felt that for a wedding, Jamaal was inexperienced. For a wedding, I'd recommend going with someone with more experience staging and posing shots and who will take multiple shots of the same photo and check that everyone's eyes are open, etc.
Visuals by J. McKenzieVisuals by J. McKenzie
Thumbtack Customer
Hiring Lynn for our wedding was the best decision we made during our planning process. We initially interviewed Lynn to be our florist then learned she offers day-of coordination and hired her for both- JACKPOT! Lynn listened to our vision and executed it to a T. Our wedding was perfect because of Lynn's attention to detail, making our wedding day worry-free.
Wedding and Event Planning and DesignWedding and Event Planning and Design
Thumbtack Customer
Nusirat made and delivered our wedding cake. She went above and beyond our expectations by delivering the cake on time with decorative cupcakes to go along with. I would recommend her to anyone needing wedding/birthday cakes/cupcakes.
Dessert & Co.Dessert & Co.
Toshiba D.
Karmas kreations was amazing my wedding makeup was nothing but amazing Even though I had to postpone my big wedding to to COVID she made me feel so amazing and beautiful can not wait to book again next year
Karma's Kreations **NO HAIRSTYLING!**Karma's Kreations **NO HAIRSTYLING!**
Thumbtack Customer
Krystal showed up at the venue on time! Everyone loved how she captured every small detail, such as my wedding heels. Krystal is very professional & affordable. I love my beautiful wedding photos. I will hire her again for any occasion!
Tetrad Opus LLCTetrad Opus LLC
Michelle G.
Tibbs Cakes....did a wonderful job on my wedding cake and my dessert table!!!.. He very easy to work with... He amazing in am going to continue to do business with him when I need dessert...Thank you very much...Wedding October11,2019
Tibbs Cakes & ConfectionsTibbs Cakes & Confections
Jonathan V.
Jennet was great! I can’t say enough. She is definitely worth having at your wedding.
Count it all Joy - Jenet RedfernCount it all Joy - Jenet Redfern
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Thompson made our wedding day perfect! A very genuine experience. Thank you!
Living MinistriesLiving Ministries
Kelsey B.
Ms Jen and Tina were absolutely FABULOUS. What an amazing way to start my wedding day!
JMDESIGNZJMDESIGNZ
Kennon H.
They did gorgeous centerpieces for my wedding! The team was very prompt. Great communication. Would highly recommend!
Diamonds and Pearls Planning LLCDiamonds and Pearls Planning LLC
Ben T.
Tevin was great! He was personable, flexible, and creative. He helped us get some beautiful staged and candid shots before our zoom wedding. He worked great with our dog, too; this let us capture some precious moments as a little family. He also went above and beyond during the zoom wedding itself, which meant a lot. Not only that, he has a calming energy! Definitely something you want around you on a wedding day! Thank you so much, Tevin!
Beyond PhotosBeyond Photos
Dani C.
Fiorella was great with us and our guests, the photos are great and we a planning to take some after wedding photos in the summer, I truly recommend her, she did a great work in our wedding! She even walked with us in the city and took some great pictures on our way to the party!
Fiorella PhotographyFiorella Photography
Kennon H.
Dj Greg was very responsive. Played the perfect music for the wedding party and kept the crowd on their feet! Would recommend!!
DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)#1 ChoiceDJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)#1 Choice
Mark M.
Excellent and very easy to work with, and the photos of our wedding turned out great! Would definitely hire again.
ElliottK photographyElliottK photography
Estefania E.
Rev. Guy was amazing! We contacted him the day before the wedding, and not only did he reply in a matter of minutes, but he was also very patient with our last minute wedding plans. We told him that we wanted a very friendly ceremony, short, sweet, relaxed, and fun. Guy delivered perfectly. Our guests (most watching through Zoom) wont stop telling us how great he was and how his attitude made the wedding even more perfect! We Highly recommend Rev. Guy!!
Rev. Guy S. JohnsonRev. Guy S. Johnson
Thumbtack Customer
Lynn did a wonderful job as our "day of" wedding coordinator for our daughter's wedding this past weekend! We needed someone to implement our ideas and set up the venue on the wedding day because we were all at the church when this needed to be done. She had everything under control when we returned and the evening went perfectly! We would highly recommend her to anyone needing this type of help as she was very accessible, helpful and went out of her way to accommodate all that was needed. Thank you Lynn!
Wedding and Event Planning and DesignWedding and Event Planning and Design
Thumbtack Customer
Nicole Davis and the Sweetheart Wedding Vows organization were incredible! Our ceremony couldn't have been better. We had a non-traditional ceremony at a specialized location and Nicole really helped us pull it all together. Thank you so much Sweetheart Wedding Vows for making our day so very special!!
Sweetheart Wedding VowsSweetheart Wedding Vows
Kristi B.
Jamaal was amazing!! We held our wedding at the beginning of the virus outbreak, and Jamaal followed through with our plans. We had amazing photos in the city and at our wedding location. He was incredibly professional and we love his artistic eye! He also turned our pictures around very quickly! Great to work with!
Visuals by J. McKenzieVisuals by J. McKenzie
Lateefah D.
Excellent. My wedding guests loved the cupcakes. My new sister -in- law said they were the best cupcakes ever!!
CakeshineCakeshine
Rustin M.
DIM productions filmed and photographed a wedding weekend welcome reception for myself and to-be bride. They were very responsive and professional through the process.
D.I.M. ProductionsD.I.M. Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Megan made a beautiful one tier cake for my wedding. I ordered it one week in advance. She made the cake exactly how I had described it. It was delicious and fresh! The cake was a highlight at the wedding and we received many compliments about it from our guests. She exceeded expectations and her work is very much appreciated.
Cakes by MeganCakes by Megan
Xavier B.
Moya was an absolute joy to work with! Not only did we (the bride and the groom) enjoy his work, but all of our wedding vendors loved their work! He's very responsive and he gives you the best value possible. We would hire him again to do our wedding all over again if we had to. Thank you Moya!
LALMOYA WEDDINGS & EVENTS DECORLALMOYA WEDDINGS & EVENTS DECOR
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