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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 Annapolis wedding service professionals
Elizabeth A.
He was very responsive and careful about making my wedding day special and unique to my specific needs. I would highly recommend his services for any event or special occasion.
MANA Media (photo/video/creative solutions)MANA Media (photo/video/creative solutions)
Sunshine W.
We really enjoyed working with Rev. Lolita Turner. She helped to ease my anxiety and frustration on our wedding day. She was also very patient, professional and kind. I will definitely use her services again and refer her to my family and friends. Peace & Blessings Always!
Reverend Lolita P. TurnerReverend Lolita P. Turner
Thumbtack Customer
We couldn't be happier with our experience with Slable Entertainment. Karl (Slable CEO) was fantastic from the start. The crew at Slable were very thorough and meticulous about every detail. We had Romin DJ our wedding and my wife and I couldn't say enough good things about his positive attitude and professionalism. I was told by my father-in-law that he even stayed and helped pick up after the reception. Thank you Karl and Romin for providing such great service and helping make our wedding such a special day! -- Jonathan & Alison
Pulse EntertainmentPulse Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
We booked Krystle from Tetrad Opus for a 2-hours photo shooting for our civil wedding in Annapolis and we were satisfied with her professional service and the wonderful pictures. Krystle already came to a Panera Bread restaurant near our home 2 weeks before the wedding to discuss our day. She gave me also tips where I can buy nice hair clips. At our wedding day, she and the stylist arrived in time at our place and started to style my hair (at the end I had curled hair) and did a perfect make-up within 90 minutes. I was very happy with the result because it looked sophisticated but still natural. After that, we went to Annapolis, where we had the little but very nice ceremony at the local courthouse. Krystle started taking pictures already at the courthouse to have wonderful memories about our signing process in the wedding chapel. After the ceremony, we went to several shooting places near the courthouse. All pictures were perfectly processed so that the final result was amazing. We had a lot of fun together and it was very relaxed. We got many compliments from our friends about the amazing pictures. We are so happy to have booked Tetrad Opus for our important day. We would definitively book Tetrad Opus again and highly recommend them to everyone else. There is nothing she can do better in the future.
Tetrad Opus LLCTetrad Opus LLC
Jen R.
I would highly recommend Pastor Rozolem to anyone who wishes their wedding ceremony officiant to surpass their expectations! From initial conversations, Pastor Rozolem was super responsive and helpful with any questions we had. He took the time to talk to my now husband and I in order to get to know us and explain his plans for our ceremony. He is enthusiastic and easy to work with both leading up to the big day and on the big day! Our 11.11.2019 ceremony in Annapolis, MD was seriously more beautiful than I could have dreamed up or hoped for due to Pastor Rozolem's grace and style of officiating. You can tell that he truly cares about making your big day very special and it shines through in his wonderful service! Thank you Pastor Rozolem, Alejandro and I will forever be grateful to you for officiating our wedding ceremony so beautifully!
Pr. Samuel, Ceremonies & CounselingPr. Samuel, Ceremonies & Counseling
Thumbtack Customer
Amy supplied music for our wedding celebration on a 95' yacht out of Annapolis and we couldn't have been more pleased with her services. She provided all of her own equipment, was entirely self-sufficient when setting up and tearing down, and was even able to relocate her station in the middle of the event as we moved from ceremony to reception. Amy had all of the music we required and kept the dance floor moving by reading the crowd and accommodating guest requests. We are only planning on getting married once, but would love to have Amy play another event for us in the future!
DJ 'ZoDJ 'Zo
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