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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.

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.

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.

How much does a wedding planner cost per hour?

On average, wedding planners charge $80 for their services. However, rates can range from roughly $50 per hour to $100 per hour, or even more than $300 per hour.

To find out how much it will cost to hire a wedding planner, request cost estimates from a few in your area. Also, keep in mind that some wedding planners may have flat fees instead of hourly rates.

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.

Reviews for Macon wedding services
Tanesha H.
She is the greatest 🥰 so nice and sweet I felt like it was family officiating my wedding 💍💍💍😁 thank you🥰
Lori Meadowsweddings.comLori Meadowsweddings.com
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Adrienne for my wedding at the end of March and so far working with her has been wonderful. She has always responded very quickly to any message I send and is super friendly. We have done a trial for the wedding and she is AMAZING. I don't wear a lot of makeup on a regular basis and she kept everything very natural and it was exactly what I wanted. I can not wait for my wedding and have no worries that my makeup will be perfect. Adrienne is a great and very fun to work with.
ENVY Makeovers LLCENVY Makeovers LLC
Samuel a.
She was the best most wonderful person to do our very first wedding!!! She knew what she was doing at all times even in a new place she is the best!!!!
Notarized on the Move, LLCNotarized on the Move, LLC
Merkeresseria W.
Very Good Guy, professional and responsive! He does a consultation with you before your event.. He did so well, my Bestfriend hired him for her wedding! He did great
DJ Space Jam (DJ I-20)DJ Space Jam (DJ I-20)
Kelsey A.
Asante is truly wonderful at his job. I reached out with very short notice and he was able to arrange time for me to film our wedding. He is very kind, professional, and extremely talented. My wedding video is absolutely perfect and I cannot give enough thanks to him for providing this for us. By the way, he is extremely affordable and the quality of his services are all around wonderful. I recommend him to anyone whether you are getting married, having a gender reveal, or anything you want to be specially filmed for you. I will cherish this video forever. If you are searching for a videographer and are torn with who to choose, look no further this is the man for the job. 10/10 recommend. :)
ATL Video StudioATL Video Studio
Melissa C.
Events by Nashe was absolutely perfect! There is nothing I would change about working with her. There were things I forgot that she remembered or things I never mentioned that she already had just in case. From weekly phone meetings to make sure we were on the same page to regular cold feet chats to calm me down. Many times we would be on the phone and my husband couldn't tell if it was a business call or chatting with a friend. Nashe never made me feel like my ideas were crazy and always kept my mind on track without wondering off and confusing myself. On the day of the event, I walked in and was in complete awe as to how beautifully she made my dream wedding come to life. Never once did my family complain about her work ethic or behavior. At one point someone thought she was family. LOL. I promise you will not be dissapointed. What made my wedding more challenging was I am located in California and Events by Nashe gave me the ease of planning a destination wedding across the country without ever seeing the venue or decor until the day of...and we were blown away!! If you want a down to earth, easy-going and understanding event planner who pays very close attention to detail, Events by Nashe is perfect for your special day!!!
Events by NasheEvents by Nashe
Thumbtack Customer
We cannot thank Reverend Hamp enough for everything he did for us. He was very professional and obviously cared very much about making our wedding day run as smoothly as possible. He took control of a seating crisis and managed it with a smile, and made us all laugh and feel relaxed. Very grateful for this man and everything he did for our special weekend.
James Hamp, "TOP PRO"2015-2021James Hamp, "TOP PRO"2015-2021
Amber R.
Adrienne did an absolutely fabulous job on all my girls’ makeup! One thing we feared with past makeup artist was our makeup being caked on and way off our skin tone, but Adrienne did an amazing job with the many different skin tones and facial structures we have! We all looked stunning! One of the compliments we got the most was about our makeup and hair! She was fast and efficient in her work. Antoinette did flippin’ amazing on all of my girls hair along with mine! She freestyled our hair off of some inspiration photos we had picked out and we couldn’t have asked for someone better! Curling my girls (5 girls plus bride) hair went so fast, she was efficient and passionate about her work. Most of us girls have thick long hair and she was able to get all of our hair done and looking beautiful in no time! So many compliments about our hair too! My hair doesn’t normally hold curls long but she did my hair Saturday and on Sunday evening they were still holding strong! We had booked Adrienne and Antoinette for 12-3pm, they showed up 15-20 minutes early to get setup and be able to start at 12, I was blown away with their punctuality and professionalism. They were able to keep the mood light and carefree while taking great care of all of us. Anytime I need my hair and makeup done professionally again I know exactly who I will be speaking with first! Ladies, y’all are one of the biggest reasons I was so happy on my wedding day and I can’t thank you enough for being so phenomenal!
ENVY Makeovers LLCENVY Makeovers LLC
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