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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.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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 Hermosa wedding services
Stacy S.
The wedding rev was very professional and exceeded our expectations. He was very flexible. I would recommend for any wedding big or small.
Love Story Weddings, Rev. Brad HughesLove Story Weddings, Rev. Brad Hughes
Charlie H.
She was easy to work with and prepared for both the wedding and reception, she blended into the group and took amazing photos from the wedding and reception. I really enjoyed the quality of photos she took and how she remained discrete during both the wedding and reception, yet managed to capture the moments from the day.
Jenna JayJenna Jay
Anastasiia T.
I absolutely loved Bob as our wedding officiant. Everything went great. Bob was very attentive throughout the whole process of preparation. He was also very flexible as to our couple needs and wishes. Bob is the wedding officiant you can definitely rely on as he arrived to the place chosen for wedding ceremony 20 min before the actual arranged time. There’s nothing I would change if I go back to plan our wedding ceremony with Bob again. I would highly recommend him as the wedding officiant for the ceremony to my friends and just simply everyone.
Special Day Wedding OfficiantSpecial Day Wedding Officiant
Maria C.
Erika helped make our wedding beautiful, and special. She made us feel relaxed about the planning process. Our wedding was so beautiful and meaningful. Thank you!
Erika the OfficiantErika the Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Erika saved our wedding the day OF the wedding. Our original officiant fell through the morning of the weddings so we messaged Erika. She responded promptly and was half of what the other officiant was charging. We actually liked her better anyway - best thing that happened was the other officiant falling through
Erika the OfficiantErika the Officiant
Jen W.
Great work. I had a wedding trial and she was able to do the make up just like the photos I showed her from Pinterest. Can't wait for my wedding day.
STATE OF GLAMOUR Professional Hair & Makeup by ...STATE OF GLAMOUR Professional Hair & Makeup by ...
Ashley M.
Thank you so much for photographing our wedding! Our photos came out great and everyone who attended our wedding enjoy having you there! We highly recommend Balmin!!
Kitoko Photography LLCKitoko Photography LLC
Denise B.
Paulina was amazing to work with. She gave me everything I asked for. The flowers for my wedding were beautiful and she was very attentive and professional. I highly recommend All in Bloom Designs for your wedding needs!
All In Bloom DesignsAll In Bloom Designs
David B.
Jessica and Bill were the best. They provided a lot of help throughout the entire planning process and they did an amazing job on the wedding day. We got a lot of compliments for how well organized our wedding was, and that is thanks to them!!!!
Forever & Always EventsForever & Always Events
Bernadette B.
Loved her work! She made my wedding very special!
Anastacia Makeup ArtistAnastacia Makeup Artist
Sam K.
Performed my wedding ceremony on 10/02/2020. Will highly recommend!
Simple Ceremony ChicagoSimple Ceremony Chicago
Noemi S.
Working with Kimia was great, she was the most relaxed vendor in the whole wedding!
Kimia EmamiKimia Emami
Karla C.
Denise was beyond what i expected, her ceremony speech fit so right to our wedding and all of our guests called it a beautiful ceremony all thanks to her. She went above and beyond her job and would text me to check on me and how the wedding planning was going. I will recommend her to anyone i know. Thanks Denise for making our wedding memorable.
Denise BennettDenise Bennett
Kelly D.
Kate was a pleasure to work with through and through, and most importantly, the flowers she made for my wedding were gorgeous and just what I wanted. Choosing her as my florist was one of the best decisions of all my wedding prep!
The Flower Girl CompanyThe Flower Girl Company
Nicole S.
She was perfect! On time and very neat. My hair was beautiful for my wedding!
Thumbtack Customer
Sara helped with pre planning and day of planning for my daughter's wedding at the Shedd Aquarium and was beyond amazing. She was without a doubt the best money spent on the wedding. Prior to the wedding she made sure we were on time with vendor requirements, payments and a wedding checklist. She was at the rehearsal to make sure the entire bridal party and family knew what to do, where to go and when. The day of the wedding she organized all vendors so all we had to do was show up and enjoy the event. We had a last minute emergency of a missing bridal hanger for pictures of my daughters dress and Sara went out the day of the rehearsal and got one for us. She went above and beyond at every opportunity!!! Amazing!!!
Mrs. Freund & Co.Mrs. Freund & Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was so extremely helpful throughout the wedding planning process. Our wedding was short notice and had a lot of changes but Chris was so flexible. She brought a lovely calming presence to the ceremony, We could not have done it without her!
Featherheart Holistic PathsFeatherheart Holistic Paths
Thumbtack Customer
Photographer for our wedding. Amazing pictures and scenarios, very professional at a great price!!
Carrie Leah PhotographyCarrie Leah Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Alana did an amazing job for my wedding. I highly recommend her!
Lerin Johnson Bridal BeautyLerin Johnson Bridal Beauty
Diane C.
We were extremely pleased with Halo Fine Art Weddings! If would could have checked all categories, ie work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, vale and punctuality, we would have checked them ALL. Mike and Raquel worked smoothly through the seeming chaos in our home as we prepped for the wedding. Their creativity was apparent and they had a great rapport with the wedding party, even down to the 3 year old flower girl. They added some humor to keep everyone relaxed and went above and beyond. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HALO FINE ART weddings. Will use them again if we have a need.
Halo Fine Art WeddingsHalo Fine Art Weddings
June V.
Pastor Jeff was wonderfully helpful and with our input tailored our wedding to our very specific relationship history and planned future together. He advised us on how to obtain our certificate of marriage during a particularly difficult time in Chicago following looting and government building lockdowns. He also advised us of a storm warning the afternoon of our wedding, and brought the marriage forward. The actual wedding ceremony was an adventure too with a looming tornado resulting in a rush from our wedding location to seek shelter! We cannot recommend Pastor Jeff highly enough for an individually tailored day to remember in the years to come.
Pastor Jeff WarePastor Jeff Ware
Kyle W.
Our wedding photography was made smooth and spectacular with Pierrot. The level of excellence and value you get with such an experienced, kind, creative and adaptable person is hard to describe. We loved having Pierrot be a part of our wedding and the photos came out amazing! It was well worth the wait some weeks after our wedding for photo delivery and final images, and we recommend Pierrot to anyone looking for outstanding service with a genuinely thoughtful and talented professional.
Piero Pierrot PhotographyPiero Pierrot Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Farah is amazing! My wedding day makeup was flawless & held up all night!
Makeup Mad by FarahMakeup Mad by Farah
Matthew K.
Photos of my wedding turning out amazing, and the touch-ups were very professional.
W. Biederman PhotographyW. Biederman Photography
Brock L.
Rafay was a huge part of our amazing wedding. From the engagement photo shoot to providing videography for our special night, he was really easy to work with and gave us a lot of insight and assistance with our wedding proceedings. I would definitely recommend 100%.
RAW Phase Photos | Rafay ZaferRAW Phase Photos | Rafay Zafer
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