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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 Minneapolis wedding service professionals
Meghan H.
My husband and I needed an officiant for our COVID wedding at the last minute. We found Peter, and he was very responsive, tailored a ceremony for us, and worked with our schedule. Our wedding was (very) small, and our guests loved the personalized service. We’d definitely recommend him!
What do you want? WeddingsWhat do you want? Weddings
Chantilli R.
I am excited to work with Pastor Chuck Landon and his wonderful wife, Phyllis. They make us very comfortable about the wedding and their knowledge of weddings is impeccable. We love that they offer services that will start our marriage on the right foot and the discount on the marriage license is a nice perk too! Their personalities are a perfect fit for our special day.
Pastor Chuck LandonPastor Chuck Landon
Thumbtack Customer
Peter did a great job at our wedding - he made the experience a good one and was very cheerful and had good idea's as to how to present the ceremony to the audience. I highly recommend using his services.
Rev. Peter PaulRev. Peter Paul
Thumbtack Customer
Dale officiated at our big gay wedding. He was awesome. He sensed what we wanted and conducted the service we had hoped for. He got the length, the tone and overall feeling of our celebration exactly right. The wedding guests loved him---people still ask us about him. He's become a friend of the family. We can't recommend him strong enough
Officiant & Care MinisterOfficiant & Care Minister
Vinod R.
Lambda Photography exceeded our expectations! Robert did our wedding and he was everything you could ask for in a photographer with his professionalism, work ethic, and his keen eye to take the best shots! He delivered on everything he said and that alone is worth his services! I would highly recommend his services for anyone expecting quality work, reliability and trustworthiness!
Lambda PhotographyLambda Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Liz is an outstanding Wedding Officiant! She is very understanding and helpful when it comes to writing your vows and suggesting great ideas. Many of my friends and family complimented her to me. I am beyond happy we found each other. Liz is so wonderful! She goes out her way to help with your needs. You won't be disappointed!! Thank you Liz for everything. You did a tremendous job at our Wedding! I highly recommend her service!
Liz Rae WeddingsLiz Rae Weddings
Thumbtack Customer
Chuck and his wife Phyllis were wonderful. We enjoyed completing pre-marital counseling with them and getting to know them as a couple. Their advice was always very balanced because of it. They have seen so much in so many marriages that they are really open to discuss any topic and they make you feel very comfortable to be open with them. From our first meeting with them we knew we would hire Chuck to perform our wedding service. After the wedding our guests couldn't stop commenting on what a wonderful job our pastor did. Everyone was very impressed.
Pastor Chuck LandonPastor Chuck Landon
Shawna B.
I hired Vera to do my makeup for my wedding day. She was so kind and reassuring. She listened to what I wanted and provided me with what I needed. She explained every step and shared what she was doing and even why she was doing it. She was so sweet and easy to talk to and made my morning completely stress free. I will definitely use her services again.
Flawless makeup by VeraFlawless makeup by Vera
Hope C.
Communication was awful, when I asked if I should just find someone else due to communication problems, I was told I was overreacting due to stress and I didn't need to worry about it, didn't get any type of communication regarding the paperwork I sent in or that he even received it until I asked. No further communication afterwards, didn't find out he cancelled until the night of my rehearsal dinner and him being late already, attempted to call multiple times with no response, finally went on thumbtack to message him and the company responded that he had cancelled and they sent me an email a week prior to my wedding that I never actually received, the event coordinator at my banquet hall saved our wedding by finding me an officiant the night prior who was amazing and responded minutes after we emailed her with our wedding details and already had a speech written and ready with all the things we wanted in it. I would never ever recommend him or thumbtack to anyone ever. I am so dissatisfied and so grateful for the people that saved our wedding the night prior. The whole process was so extremely unprofessional. They should have planned backups for situations like that and should have extremely better communication methods. Absolutely ridiculous. Also to make the couple find an officiant a week prior to their wedding "supposedly"by an email that they never received is absolutely insane and even worse to find out the night prior. Worst customer service I have ever received in my life!
Honorable David A SingletonHonorable David A Singleton
Thumbtack Customer
Sara Wilhelm did my make-up for my daughter and myself for my son's wedding on Saturday, she did an excellent job, I have not received as many compliments i.e. you look fantastic, beautiful, better every year etc. , I told them all about Sara W and her great artistic talent and will not hesitate to use her talent again! I recommend her services, plus she came to my house that was so convenient. Sara is very friendly, polite and professional. She arrived on time and finished on time . Sara is a delightful talented woman! and make-up artist.
Makeup by Sara WilhelmMakeup by Sara Wilhelm
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