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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 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. 

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 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.

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. 

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a wedding officiant when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a wedding officiant when social distancing, ask if the officiant can offer remote services. Some wedding officiants are choosing to conduct services virtually and/or stand more than 6 feet away from the parties. Discuss possible arrangements with your wedding officiant, and familiarize yourself with your local community guidelines, as well as the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. Only move forward if you and the officiant both feel comfortable.

You may want to implement extra precautions, such as using digital payments instead of exchanging cash, sanitizing all involved spaces and waving instead of shaking hands. 

Reviews for Baltimore wedding service professionals
Klay B.
Quality with exceptional service. He is very charismatic and down to earth. He officited our wedding beautifully. We are so grateful.
Talk Faith - Marriage & Counseling Services, LLC.Talk Faith - Marriage & Counseling Services, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Words can't express how satisfied I am with DJ Shaq! From our initial consultation to the actual wedding day he was very professional and flexible. My guests had an amazing time and several people already inquired about his services. I had a very diverse wedding crowd and he was able to accommodate everyone. I highly recommend his services and will be booking with him again.
DJ ShaqDJ Shaq
Tiffany L.
I was so nervous because I'm afraid of makeup; didn't want to look like a mannequin. Carlynn eased my fears and provided me with optimal service for my pre trial wedding makeup n I looooooove it! #sheishired
Carlynn Smith Makeup ArtistryCarlynn Smith Makeup Artistry
Rachael G.
Priscilla is a magician!! My worst nightmare happened on my wedding day. I had a stye in my left eye, and it was very swollen. Priscilla did an incredible job at covering! It looked flawless!! Her skills are impeccable, and her services are well worth it 😊😊
PriscillaM Beauty Airbrush Makeup & HairPriscillaM Beauty Airbrush Makeup & Hair
Thumbtack Customer
When I frist saw marjorie she was very friendly. Thst was the frist o saw her at the delta center in baltimore Maryland. My was running late but majorie was patient, she was very understanding. Once we got started she give a wedding services. Thanks once again!!! Mr.mrs. Richard Cooper.
Memorable MomentsMemorable Moments
Thumbtack Customer
On October 8th, 2016, Denise Fountain united my Sweetie and I in matrimony. The service was awesome!!!!!!! The ceremony was enjoyed by all in attendance. We were provided a selection of wedding scripts, plus she added a surprise that we really enjoyed. I highly recommend Denise Fountain to all of my friends and family. Truly the BEST!!!!!!
Chasing Perfection w/Denise, LLCChasing Perfection w/Denise, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dj Teddy came ealry to set up. He provided music for the ceremony and reception. The atmosphere was great. My photographer did not show and DJ Teddy stepped in and took pictures and saved the day. If I had to give him a rating it would be a 100. The next event we have we will be utlizing his services. Thanks Teddy you really made my wedding a fun and great event.
DJ Teddy507DJ Teddy507
Thumbtack Customer
Hi Jamie, Hope you're doing well... Julieth and I wanted to thank you again for your great performance and music mix on our wedding day (Nov 1 2014)... We were very happy about it and everyone had a great time. We will keep you in mind for potential future events and will recommend to people that may need DJ services. Thanks again, Genti.
DJ Casanova Productions & LightingDJ Casanova Productions & Lighting
Thumbtack Customer
I found Khalilah for my brother's wedding (out of state), for makeup for my mother and I. Khalilah was professional from the very beginning- making her self available via thumbtack, email and text. This was important and very helpful since I was acquiring services while I was in another state! On the day of my brother's wedding, Khalilah was on time, and super prepared (she brought her own chair and light)! She was professional, personable and comfortable with my mom and I in our hurried state. My makeup was AMAZING! I have never looked so (naturally) good in my life. She also asked me about my face- dry, oily and allowed me to choose my level of makeup. The makeup was light, comfortable and super hypo allergenic. I usually start itching with any foundation after a few hours, but I forgot I had makeup on at all. It was overall, a fantastic experience. I will use Khalilah anytime that I need my makeup done in the area!
Palettable CreationsPalettable Creations
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