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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 Tampa wedding service professionals
Jennifer P.
Our wedding official backed out at the last minute and Peggy Sue was quick to respond and offer her services. Our dream was for a beach wedding, but due to time constraints and the current global crisis we were going to settle for less. Peggy made sure we had our beach wedding at one of our favorite beaches. She was very easy to work with, sweet, kind, and compassionate. She truly did make our day special.
Weddings by Peggy SueWeddings by Peggy Sue
Iuliia S.
I would like to say a big thank you got a great wedding service. Alex and I were happy during the ceremony and we are glad we did choose you. Thank you Barb!
For What Binds Us..Wedding Officiant & PhotographyFor What Binds Us..Wedding Officiant & Photography
Maria L.
Neal.... thank you so much for your service. You made my step-daughter’s wedding a huge success!! You are such a great person and I will recommend you to all my family and friends!! You rocked it Neal!!
Quickdraw Records LLC (LIVE Music & DJ services)Quickdraw Records LLC (LIVE Music & DJ services)
Amelia M.
Wine and dine us has been absolutely fantastic to work with. Weddings are naturally stressful but Jillian remained in constant communication with what she would be bringing and everything she would provide. She took so much stress off our shoulders and our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Her food was absolutely incredible and all of her staff attentive and professional. After the wedding she catered a dinner during our honeymoon which was just as incredible. Because we enjoyed it so much, we had her cater a breakfast the last day of our honeymoon. Jillian still remains in contact with us and we will be using her again in the near future. Thank you so much, wine and dine us, for such amazing food and service.
Wine and Dine USWine and Dine US
Shannon M.
Working with Susan to officiate my wedding this past weekend was seamless and perfect. She was very responsive throughout the duration of the planning, and offered helpful vow suggestions to help our process run as smooth as possible. She was professional and friendly from start to finish, even asking me if the attire she planned to wear would work for my ceremony. I highly recommend Susan for your notary services. She was puntual and prepared, and receptive to everything we wanted for our wedding! Thank you so much for everything! Shannon & Eric Crosby
Notary Signing SolutionsNotary Signing Solutions
Corey J.
I wish there was an option to give 10 stars. The Supreme Makeup & Hair Design Team are not your average hair and makeup stylists. They are professional, talented, easy to work with and provide top notch service. Thank you Shakeena and Nikki for doing an excellent job on the hair and makeup for me and my squad on my wedding day. You guys rock ❤️
Supreme Makeup & Hair DesignsSupreme Makeup & Hair Designs
Stephanie M.
Jen was absolutely amazing! I initially hired her just to do my hair for my wedding, but after the makeup artist I hired did a terrible job, Jen also redid my makeup at the very last minute! She also did hair for some of my bridesmaids when they requested services at a moment's notice. I can not sing enough praises about Jen. If you ever need hair or makeup done, you can not do better than Beauty to You by Jen.
Beauty to You by JenBeauty to You by Jen
Thumbtack Customer
Charmaine performed my unity candle lightning wedding for me,which last about 30 minutes. What impressed me about charmaine from the first phone conversation we had she made me feel very comfortable about my big day she knew I was nervous & assured me that I would do just fine she never came to a rehearsal & yet she knew exactly what to do she speaks very clearly where you can understand everything she is saying she was awesome. Everything about charmaine services was great my family was really impressed I can tell she has years of experience in her industry. I would definitely recommend Charmaine Doumanian to anyone needing her services.
A Beautiful Wedding In Florida by A Notary On T...A Beautiful Wedding In Florida by A Notary On T...
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