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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Saint Petersburg wedding service professionals
Andre W.
I’m so pleased with the services, we received for my Daughter’s wedding, Tonya was on point, with the Vows, adding a nice personal touch, to the ceremony, I would highly recommend VieBro Services.
VieBro Notary ServicesVieBro Notary Services
Susan H.
Rev. Alan Bosmeny did an excellent job officiating our wedding. He worked with us from the beginning to plan our service and provide us with everything we wanted, including working with us on our vows, saying a prayer provided by our pastor from Mi., to what we wanted him to wear for the wedding. Communication was great thought the planning. We were 100% satisfied!
Rev. Alan BosmenyRev. Alan Bosmeny
Debbie C.
What a wonderful wedding we had. !Rev Allen and his beautiful wife preformed for us an awesome service on the beach. ! We couldn't have asked for a more gracious pastor with true biblical wisdom and a great personality... loved it. !
Rev. Alan BosmenyRev. Alan Bosmeny
Samantha K.
Chris was the perfect officiant for us on our wedding day! He completely understood what we wanted for our ceremony, and sent us a draft of the script beforehand just to make sure we were on the same page and we definitely were! We also utilized his emcee services which were the perfect vibe for our reception - upbeat and exciting. I highly recommend Chris/Forever Is Fate for your wedding day!
Philip R.
Les was great! He worked with us on both the processional and reception providing DJ services as well as MC'ing! The dance floor was packed and he really helped make my wedding special. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. Thanks again Les!
Les N More DJLes N More DJ
Jennifer D.
When looking for our wedding DJ we looked at them all, super expensive, and we just did not want to spend so much on a service. Then we found all star, great price, and years of experience. Absolutely amazing service! Fantastic, he played all the songs we loved and then some. By far the best value with exceptional service. When looking for a DJ use Tom! Our guests are still raving about him!
Allstar Karaoke & DJAllstar Karaoke & DJ
Tammy S.
We needed a wedding performed Christmas eve with only three weeks notice. Rob responded to us within less than 30 minutes of our search. We spoke the same evening and began planning. He was always made time to take our calls with any questions. He personalized / customized the service for the happy couple. He arrived on time and did an amazing job! I truly believe we found the most personable, responsive, professional, fun wedding officiate ever!
Rob Mustachi Wedding OfficiantRob Mustachi Wedding Officiant
Kaitlin h.
I can not wait to add photos to this review to show off Phillip's amazing work. As someone whom usually shys from a camera, Phillip and his assistant made me feel comfortable, confident, and exactly like any bride should on their wedding day. I am so thankful to have met these wonderful people and to have had their services on our wedding day. Their professionalism was above and beyond, and my family and I have decided we cant let them get away ;) we will be using richeous living photography again in the future and highly recommending to anyone we know with photographic needs. Thank you joining my family and becoming such an integral part of our wedding say <3
Righteous Living PhotographyRighteous Living Photography
Kaitlin h.
I could not say enough amazing things about the services my bridal team and I recieved from Elegent Bride. Michelle and Kayla were more punctual then we were and were on it from minute 1. Thank you for being our Glam Squad for our wedding <3 everyone looked beautiful and you gave me so much confidence as a bride! I will be adding photos as soon as the professional ones come in! Thank you for making me feel beautiful on my wedding day <3 Highly Highly Highly recommend!
Elegant Brides Hair & MakeupElegant Brides Hair & Makeup
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Vicki to officiate my wedding. She was on time, polite, and did an outstanding job. Provided extra details to make the ceremony even more special at no additional cost. Her price was very very reasonable. I can't say enough good things about the service provided. She is the one to hire.
Beachangels WeddingsBeachangels Weddings
Kelly G.
Gretchen and her staff were absolutely AMAZING! They did the hair and makeup for my niece's wedding and absolutely transformed her! My niece has short hair with minimal body, and how Gretchen was able to make her look so elegant was something to behold! And the make up artist was second to none! The age-range of those of us receiving services was from late 20's to late 70's, and they made us all look beautiful for the wedding. In fact, we were glowing! Besides being outstanding professionals, they were also a lot of fun to be with and they kept us all laughing! I would give more stars if they were available!!! Thanks Gretchen!
The Hair DivaThe Hair Diva
Kim J.
We were very happy with the services of Dr. Ben Toro. We were married at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL. There was a threat of storms that day and he went on ahead with our wedding at our insistence. The sun came out and brightened our day even more, with the Good Lord's help. Dr. Toro is very professional along with having a great sense of humor. We would recommend Dr. Toro to anyone seeking his services as we think very highly of him. Thank you Dr. Toro! May God Bless you! Scott and Kim Baker
Wedding Officiants of Tampa BayWedding Officiants of Tampa Bay
Chelsea N.
Well, the reviews are ALL TRUE!! Anthony KILLED IT at our wedding! He incorporated our song list perfectly and ran the show without a hitch. He made my life as a bride soooo much easier by taking care of the details and flow of the night. He had everyone up and dancing and I honestly had SO much fun because of him. I am SO grateful for his services and would recommend him a thousand times over!!! A+++++++!!!
Anthony Spano DJ ServicesAnthony Spano DJ Services
Jameica D.
Sakeenah was amazing! Her confidence made me comfortable knowing that she would make me look amazing on my wedding day. And that I did! She was on time, professional and so much fun to be around. I felt I knew her for years. She knows her stuff! My makeup was flawless and lasted the ENTIRE NIGHT through 100 degree weather, a million hugs, kisses, laughter and tears. I highly recommend her services! She will have you looking like you never imagined you could!
Supreme Makeup & Hair DesignsSupreme Makeup & Hair Designs
Zenaida O.
We LOVED everything about Crystal. She is an amazing person, not just for the ceremony she performed (which was awesome)!! Crystal's positivity and li e shines through the phone....from our initial contact, I knew she was the person I wanted. She worked hard to make sure our ceremony went EXACTLY as we wanted!! She made great suggestions, but let us choose without any pressure. Her bubbly personality had everyone laughing and it was like my sister was performing the I could go on, but I'll just end by saying we were very happy with her service and would HIGHLY recommend her!! You will be blessed to work with her!!! LOVE her!!
Ceremony by CrystalCeremony by Crystal
Patrick W.
Mr. Toro was the best person we hired for our wedding. From the very beginning her kept in contact with us and helped us through the process of deciding how we wanted our ceremony worded, giving us examples, and allowing us to pick exactly what we wanted from beginning to end. He was very friendly and yet professional. After hurricane Irma, he even offered to personally go check on our venue to make sure it was still in good condition. He showed up early on our wedding day and waited around for us to start, we started half an hour late and he stayed patient and never made us feel rushed or like we were a bother. Instead, he went around and met our friends and family and asked them questions about us so he could get a better feel for us. He even made us our very own marriage certificate with seal since the state no longer gives them to you. We couldn't have been happier with the service he provided us. I would urge anyone to hire him for their ceremony. Thank you for everything Mr. Toro!
Wedding Officiants of Tampa BayWedding Officiants of Tampa Bay
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