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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 Indianapolis wedding services
Thumbtack Customer
Officiant for my daughter's wedding
Debbie HennesseyDebbie Hennessey
Sarah O.
Marc went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony special. I was extremely relieved to have him lead and organize the wedding rehearsal. It was one aspect of the pre-wedding events that as the bride I could sit back and let someone else handle. We sincerely appreciated his professionalize, flexibility, and kindness during our wedding planning process!
Marc McClureMarc McClure
Michelle K.
We hired the Coda team for a small intimate wedding by the lake. This was the easiest and greatest experience. They arrived hours before wedding to ask and figure out pictures. Made sure the bride was comfortable. We received a few sneak peeks after the wedding...I am looking forward to seeing the rest of our wedding pictures. We met a photographer for life looking forward to future sessions. Price was very reasonable.
Coda Studios PhotographyCoda Studios Photography
Sarah S.
She did an amazing job for my wedding
CaityLeigh Makeup ArtistryCaityLeigh Makeup Artistry
Nick B.
Great! Made our wedding very special!
Rev. Dave CoonsRev. Dave Coons
Kelly H.
Carlos has been so great to work with! He is very responsive and was very professional on our wedding day. We can't wait to see the finished product of our wedding video!
Carlos Bustos Films LLCCarlos Bustos Films LLC
Niyiara A.
My personal experience with Cheryl was amazing she helped my fiancée set up the wedding, arch tables and chairs.... #above&beyond She followed our instructions exactly how we wanted the wedding!
Budget Wedding EventsBudget Wedding Events
Ada G.
I live in Michigan and booked with Al for wedding photos in Indianapolis. He was great.
Please read my profile introductionPlease read my profile introduction
Thumbtack Customer
She is helping with my wedding plans and she is starting off good helping me
Debbie's Wedding Planning & Designs®Debbie's Wedding Planning & Designs®
Patrick L.
Dave was amazing for our wedding day! From the first meeting until the big day he was of great help and assistance, listened to us, great to talk to, and truly got to know us. Would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a great officiant for their wedding. Thanks again Dave!!
Rev. Dave CoonsRev. Dave Coons
Zakeita G.
Working with William was so great. As soon as I contacted him he got back to me right away and was helpful with all the information I needed prior to the wedding. The day of the wedding he was professional and kind. Though it was set to rain majority of the day William was still patient and helpful.
Valet VowValet Vow
Kimberly A.
Lynn did a wonderful job! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Vineyard Wedding OfficiantsVineyard Wedding Officiants
Thumbtack Customer
Jess was amazing! I was in a pinch for last minute makeup for my wedding. She was luckily available, and not only did my makeup for the wedding but fit in a trial. Everyone commented how gorgeous my make up was, and it lasted 16 plus hours! I would recommend Jess to anyone!
Painted by JessPainted by Jess
Jesse D.
When covid 19 has taken over so many things this year and gave many other wedding related business the opportunity to take your money and run Wedding Crash kings didn’t. They are responsive flexible and caring for all situations and still live up to their obligations with no Strings attached.
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Meg H.
Carlos did an incredible job filming our July wedding at Regions Tower in Indy. We booked him the week of the wedding after a mix up with our original vendor and he totally saved the day! He was so easy to work with and gave us a wonderful final product. Highly recommend!
Carlos Bustos Films LLCCarlos Bustos Films LLC
Rita E.
I highly recommend this place! Nikki drove 2hrs to come marry us. She had the same personality in person that she had when talking to her on the phone. At the time of booking she explained everything clearly of what needed to be done on our behalf. She was available if you had any questions before the wedding day. She did everything she said she would do. She gives you the wedding you want based on what you like. She was at the wedding the time she said she would be. Her prices are also very reasonable. I would definitely recommend Weddings On The Run to everyone! (8/8/2020) Best Day Ever!!
Weddings on the RunWeddings on the Run
Abbigale F.
Monette responded so quickly to us when we only had TWO weeks to plan our wedding. She gave us an amazing price and the most beautiful pictures that captured the highlights of our wedding day. Both my family & my husband’s family love how the pictures turned out.
Monette Wagner PhotographyMonette Wagner Photography
Stephanie T.
We hired this business to photograph our wedding and Jeff and Siobhan are INCREDIBLE. Pre wedding: Our wedding plans were changed drastically due to coronavirus, but Jeff was so flexible in every way and accommodated our significant plan changes. They had frequent communication throughout the entire process which was such a relief (and helped this COVID bride keep her head on straight with so many moving parts. Day of wedding: they were such a joy to work with and so much fun! All the bridal party thought there were so much fun to work with, and Jeff even showed us some pictures on his camera as the day went on to see how they look. After wedding: the pictures are BEAUTIFUL and plentiful. Its amazing how many pictures/shots we received for the time frame they were around. 100% recommend. Not sure when I’ll be needing professional photography again, but when I do, Jeff Norris will be my first call for sure!
Jeff Norris PhotographyJeff Norris Photography
Ta'Briana B.
Great experience we choose the same day wedding. Did everything from the comfort of our on home. Will definitely recommend.
Valet VowValet Vow
Robert D.
Dave provided options for the wedding ceremony, was flexible to our personalizing it, and brought a reverence to the gathering & ceremony that was enriching to the special occasion.
Rev. Dave CoonsRev. Dave Coons
Drew R.
Al was great to work with. We appreciate his prompt responsiveness and he worked very hard to make sure we had great photos for our wedding. We would highly recommend him for wedding photography. He provides great value at an affordable price and we're glad we ended up working with him.
Please read my profile introductionPlease read my profile introduction
Samantha M.
Cory was great! We were looking for someone to capture some photos at our wedding reception and she did a great job!
Cory Harbour PhotographyCory Harbour Photography
Rubi H.
He nice to work with. He is accommodating and makes suggestions on what is good for photo taking. He was there through out preparation the day of the wedding, ceremony, and recital. He is trying to capture all the joy that is felt for my daughters’s wedding. He really came thru for us at the last minute and I’m glad that we hired him to be our videographer.
BB Focus VisualsBB Focus Visuals
Thumbtack Customer
I was extremely happy with my airbrush makeup for my wedding. Jacobo gave me a soft romantic look that looked absolutely gorgeous!
Jacks Von Liria cosmeticsJacks Von Liria cosmetics
Crystal R.
Jacks did an amazing job on the makeup for myself, my daughters, and my mother for my wedding. Very impressed and lots of fun too!
Jacks Von Liria cosmeticsJacks Von Liria cosmetics
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