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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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.

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

Reviews for Fort Lauderdale wedding service professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Judge Rob provided wedding officiant service during our daughter's marriage. Though ours is an Asian style (Indian) wedding, he threw in a different dimension and we were all happy the way he performed the ceremony. He was very friendly and courteous enough to join us also for lunch. Most of our Indian friends were conversing with him after the ceremony and I am sure they will hire Judge Rob for their son's and daughter's marriages. I would strongly recommend Judge Rob to anyone for providing wedding officiant service.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Nicole C.
William was amazing ! He gave a great speech at our wedding. He was very professional & easy to work with ! Will definitely be hiring and recommending to people for notary services.
Hernandez Mobile Notary ServicesHernandez Mobile Notary Services
Todd W.
Judge Rob did a great job officiating our wedding! He is very professional and enthusiastic and we are very happy with his services. Thank you again, Judge Rob!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Ashely B.
I really had a wonderdul experience. She made me look gorgeous for my wedding. She made sure that my face was perfect and was extremely kind and professional. I will definitely use her services again.
The Mobile Beauty QueenThe Mobile Beauty Queen
Solimar Q.
Paul and his wife provided superb quality and service at our wedding. The food was delicious and they were attentive to our every need. The chocolate cake was a hit! Thank you Paul for making our day extra special. ❤️
The Dancing Palate, Inc.The Dancing Palate, Inc.
Emm K.
Three words: she is amazing! I had two stylists cancel on me two weeks before my wedding and she was beyond accommodating and made me feel beautiful. Highly recommended and will be going to her for future services!
Thumbtack Customer
Our experience with Constance was amazing. I don't know where to even start she had great advice and tons of experience when it comes to marrying people. She was one of the most helpful person when it came to planning a wedding/ceremony. Any questions my husband and I had she would have an answer and would respond in a timely manner. Our wedding was done at the beach and she provide the wedding arch,runner and many more decorations for a very affordable price. Honestly we have nothing bad to say about Constance Rovetto or the amazing services she provides.Highly recommend.
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Patrick J.
We used Nicole’s photography services for our wedding party. She was a joy to be around and even helped keep us as ease when the nerves got to be a little much. Our photos came out fantastic and cannot share a higher praise for Nicole!
CPR Training 2 Go, LLCCPR Training 2 Go, LLC
Kenneth M.
My wife and I had were honored to have Connie as our wedding officiate. She provided us with great service and helped make one of the biggest moments in our lives extremely special. I would highly recommend Connie to anyone who is looking for an officiate.
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Camila O.
As a destination bride, I was not in the city to prepare the wedding and all the details I wanted for my party. I and Chef Laura discussed the details by phone and emails. I could not possibly be more satisfied with her service, professionalism, and attention to details. Without mentioning the food!! Everything was perfect, from the food presentation to its flavor! Perfect and delicious! By hiring Chef Laura, I was able to enjoy the party without worrying about anything else. Comments from my guests: Best wedding ever!
Laura Ashley Catering & EventsLaura Ashley Catering & Events
Claudia B.
Robert was great to work with. I planned my wedding from the distance, in a relatively short period of time, and didn't know anyone in Florida. I found Robert Music, and to be honest, I was a little bit worried if I was going to receive the service I was hoping for. But, Robert was great! He was very responsive, professional, and he was on the dot at the time he told me he was going to be. I hired his services for 6 hours and the wedding was a success. We wouldn't have the blast we had if it weren't because of him. We were having so much fun that he even stayed a bit longer than he supposed to, without charging us extra. Gracias Roberto!
Thumbtack Customer
Paul was willing to put together a taste test as soon as we contacted him. The food was delicious and we felt comfortable with him in our kitchen right away. The day of the event (50th wedding anniversary on patio) the team showed up on time and ready. The service was impeccable. The fish was amazing but the beef a little tough. Paul was on hand only at the beginning of the event and would have liked that explained in advance not the day of the event. His team and their service was impeccable.
The Dancing Palate, Inc.The Dancing Palate, Inc.
Myriam L.
Paulish Entertainment went above and beyond to ensure that the choreography and the wedding details were precise and memorable. We truly enjoyed working with Dan and his staff. Thank you Dan for your incredible service; and we would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ who will put his clientele first. Happy Holidays to you and your family!!
Dr. D.J. Paulish Entertainment, LLCDr. D.J. Paulish Entertainment, LLC
Hazel L.
Mr. G’s catering went beyond our expectations with the food, our wedding cake and the service in General. John and Jeannie are a delightful duo who make sure your event goes perfectly. I would and will hire again if the oportunity to do so comes! If you are having a hard time deciding which caterer to get, please, don’t go any further.
Mr. G's CateringMr. G's Catering
Thumbtack Customer
It was so easy working with Mauricio! He made my entire event very enjoyable even when everything was all over the place. He is very patient and can go with any flow you throw his way. I definitely recommend him to anyone having needing dj services. He did my two day wedding event perfectly! Thank you sir!
DJ MauDJ Mau
Patricia S.
I'm so glad that I chose Sheena to be our efficient at our destination wedding ceremony in Fort Lauderdale on 5/1. I planned this out of state and she responded timely to all of my questions making it worry free and not stressful. Thank you so much Sheena we loved our ceremony and your services. Hire her you will not be disappointed Patty & Randy Knodel
Angelia S.
We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant! Connie was early, everything went smoothly and our guests were so delighted with her words. Communication up to the wedding date was excellent and she always responded without a few hours easing all our concerns. We also hired her somewhat last minute, which made the quality of service even more impressive. Couldn’t recommend her more!!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We have no words to describe how satisfied we were with Winston's services at our wedding. He took care of every single detail: beautiful lighting with LED lights, played amazing music (satisfying a demanding non English speaking Latin crowd and also, the American crowd), was very accommodating with options and did an awesome dance mix for us. He is very professional: his booth is elegant and he dresses impeccable, to the level of the fanciest event you might have. We evaluated a few DJs before our wedding, but after meeting Winston we stopped looking and it was worth it. We had planned to do a flashmob and it was hard to find someone who envisioned our objective and could translate that into good, fun music. He took the idea and developed an amazing mix that everybody loved and we still play. We will use their services for all of our upcoming events and recommend them for any event you might have.
Big Smile EntertainmentBig Smile Entertainment
Keith L.
DJ Marvelous is absolutely marvelous! He was the DJ/MC at our Daughter's wedding yesterday and he was great. There were 50 people in attendance, and this man had the place rocking as if there were 100 people there. This guy is a true professional, a top class DJ, and totally rocks a party. Our guests were super impressed and they had blast! I would recommend DJ marvelous to anyone seeking the services of a first class DJ and MC.
Marvelous EntertainmentMarvelous Entertainment
Natalie G.
I am so happy that I had the talented April Nicole do the photography for my wedding day. Her coordination and attention to detail was incredible. She took my desires into consideration and did well to make sure I was satisfied and happy with her services. She did more than what was expected and provided wonderful photos that will be cherished for a lifetime. I would definitely recommend her for your next special event. :)
April Nicole CreativeApril Nicole Creative
Qusheen G.
What can I possibly say about Judge Rob. He responds to emails like immediately. I booked him two weeks before my wedding and on the day of he was excellent. He stayed through dinner service and he was even willing to bless the food. He even did a little MC-ing. I could not have asked for a better officiant. I will definitely hire him again to do any vow renewals in the future.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Thumbtack Customer
We had service for a wedding reception in Hollywood FL. I was pleased with Tim's willingness to serve my guest promptly. My guest enjoyed the food and that was the most important to me. Upon seeing the dishes we had prepared for us I did feel the cost was too much. However, I had accepted the proposal and was willing to adhere to my agreement without discussion. In future, if you ask your hostess/host a question and you receive an answer, don't ask numerous times. I was asked for the flatware and dishes about 4 times, it drove me crazy!
Chef TimChef Tim
Mariel R.
Constance was great from start to finish! Pleasant and easy to deal with. It was a last minute move since my parents were already in town and I wanted them to see us get married. I was originally just going to go to the courthouse, but Constance was available and very on top of my request to be wed on NYE. So we just decided to do it in the backyard. She showed up on time and everything went smoothly and fell together perfectly! I would definitely recommend her services. So happy she was available at such short notice and performed a beautiful ceremony for us. 😊
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Let me begin with saying that Judith " The Wandering Jew " is Awesome ! Being a NewYorker myself , we hit it off right away. After a brief phone call and follow up on Skype , Judith knew exactly what we wanted. She is very professional and efficient , we were looking for someone with s sense of humor and personality , believe me The Wandering Jew is that and a lot more. She made our beach wedding a memory we will cherish forever and a day, she surpassed our expectations. Her fee for her service was one of the lowest we quoted actually felt she was underpriced
The Wandering Jewish Rabbi & Interfaith SpecialistThe Wandering Jewish Rabbi & Interfaith Specialist
Thelma B.
I needed a hair and makeup for a photo shoot super last minute and Savannah answered my request quickly, listened to my needs and gave me a proposal in minutes! The makeup artist Amanda, was soooo friendly, easy to talk to and SUPER TALENTED! I’ve had my makeup done professionally for a model photo shoot, for maternity and boudoir shoots, by the MAC counter and for my wedding and never have I seen my eyes and lips pop like that! It was everything I wanted and more! And my hair?! I’ve paid over $1,000 to have my hair dyed, cut and styled and never has the look been as perfect in real life as the vision I had in my head! I was blown away by the final look! (Check out my before and afters) Upfront pricing, reliable service and UNBELIEVABLE results await you when you use JussSavvyBeauty! BOOK NOW!
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