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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. 

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

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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 Long Island City wedding services
Ariani H.
This added a beautiful touch to the wedding, everyone loved it. I am so happy I had them perform at my wedding!
Golden Scroll SoloistsGolden Scroll Soloists
Alexandra T.
Tatiana was extremely professional and flexible. She tried so many hairstyles during the trial and on the day of the wedding she delivered. I loved my wedding hair and all the bridesmaids were incredibly happy.
CEOBeauty Makeup and Hair ArtistryCEOBeauty Makeup and Hair Artistry
Jennifer m.
Pastor Calicia’s is an extraordinary and professional in her job, she saved my wedding day at last minute. She made my wedding day feel like a true fairy tale. Thank you so much!!!
Pastor Calicia's Officiant ServicesPastor Calicia's Officiant Services
Helen Z.
Ross officiated our wedding ceremony in the Central Park during the pandemic. He knew the location well and tailored our needs for his script. On the wedding day, he arrived on time and was well prepared. Thanks Ross for joining us on our big day.
Ross Decker Marriage OfficiantRoss Decker Marriage Officiant
Eve S.
He made our zoom wedding as pleasant as real one could be. Cooperative, professional and nice. Highly recommended!
Wedding Officiant NY/NJWedding Officiant NY/NJ
Thumbtack Customer
I hired a Touch of Class DJs to Dj our wedding. Louis was an awesome DJ - we provided him with a detailed list of Pop, Hip Hop, Rock and Bollywood songs of our wedding and he made sure to mix things up to keep the partying going! Louis and his team made our big wedding night a huge dance party exactly like we wanted. I would definitely recommend this DJ - not only are the prices reasonable, the professionalism is key to make your day perfect!
A Touch of Class DJs , Photography and videographyA Touch of Class DJs , Photography and videography
Suzy B.
So great to work with so far. Planning for wedding hair and make up has been easy as a result.
CmodeBeautyCmodeBeauty
Cindy B.
She is such a wonderful person and super happy with how the process for a remote wedding went !! I’m very thankful and grateful! :)
Amy Voltaire Wedding Officiant Inc.Amy Voltaire Wedding Officiant Inc.
Sophia Q.
Amy helped us successfully complete our wedding today with things worked out perfectly! Thank you Amy!
Amy Voltaire Wedding Officiant Inc.Amy Voltaire Wedding Officiant Inc.
Qian Z.
Michael is really nice and sweet. He performs great wedding ceremony. Very helpful and sweet. Recommend his service✨
Wedding Officiant ServiceWedding Officiant Service
Chasity C.
Mr Patel was amazing. Thank you for making our zoom wedding so special. From the biblical verses to playing Drake God’s Plan 💙
Wedding Officiant NY/NJWedding Officiant NY/NJ
Hangqiao L.
Thank you Mr. Toro for giving us such a special Zoom wedding with my family and friend from all over the world! I would give Mr.Toro 26498372626748 stars if I could! People, choose him if you guys want a thoughtful and beautiful wedding ceremony! Mr. Toro has the most sincere smile and he makes us feel so bless!! It was really a great honor having him as our minister.
Juan Enrique ToroJuan Enrique Toro
Joel P.
Vanessa was awesome. Hired her for our engagement photos. We ended up hiring her for our wedding as well. Looking forward to get the pictures back! Loved working with her!
Hearts & PixelsHearts & Pixels
Aurora C.
I could not have wished for a better marriage officiant. Elizabeth was just perfect, and I feel so lucky to have found her to officiate my marriage. She is easy going, friendly, professional, punctual, and really a pleasant person all around. The day of the wedding, she was perfectly punctual and she made things so easy for both me and my spouse. She wrote the vows for us, and they were wonderful. You could also see that she has a lot of experience in officiating weddings and dealing with the related paperwork. In the days before the wedding, she was always quick to reply to my texts, and her attitude was very reassuring (you know the stress we brides to be feel). I really cannot recommend Elizabet enough!!
Elizabeth B. Napoles, Wedding OfficiantElizabeth B. Napoles, Wedding Officiant
Sandya D.
Saf was the sweetest. She came super prepared and gave me an amazing look for my post wedding photo shoot! I'd definitely book her again! Thank you Saf!!
Glam EquipeGlam Equipe
Ria B.
She showed up to my wedding on time with all the necessary materials and did an amazing job on my mom and mother in laws hair and make up! Thank you so much!
Ke'DazzledKe'Dazzled
Gaysha L.
Really appreciate that Danielle met me at my location to do quick wedding makeup. She even helped me choose a dress to wear ! Great personality and complete professional. id hire again
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
Deepika K.
Daniela did a great job for my elopement wedding and she came to me early in the morning! She’s also so kind, knows what looks good on you and she’s funny! Highly recommend
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
Esther Y.
Daisy was very responsive and accommodating. She was very punctual and did a beautiful job with my hair and makeup for my wedding day. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and highly recommended her to others.
Makeup PlusMakeup Plus
Hiba S.
Samantha was the angel and savior of my wedding. Believe it or not but she planned this whole thing in a month and a half timeline. We originally decided to elope and not have a wedding, but after getting out marriage license, we realized that we wanted a small wedding, and that’s when I found Samantha. I came to her panicking and she took on the challenge and made work. I had a hard time finding a wedding dress and she recommended a dress shop that had my dress the moment I walked in. Which something I’m so grateful for in addition to everything else she’s done for us. She made the process so easy and I probably wouldn’t have survived the stress of planning without her. I usually like to overlook things and make sure they are being done right because I get anxious that something might go wrong; but with Samantha, For the first time ever I was able to relax and not worry about a thing. She made me feel safe and taken care of! And this not all yet, on the day of our wedding, she surprised me with a signature drink names after our cat Anola and a framed photo of her on our dinner table. I hope you look at the photos because you will see me tear up after I saw the photo she prepared for us. Samantha, thank you so much for being there for me. You’ve done what a family member wouldn’t have done for me! I probably dropped a tear or two writing this haha.
Jasmin Event ManagementJasmin Event Management
Sandy H.
We had a wonderful experience working with Jesebel. She is a truly talented baker and a hardworking professional. She listened carefully to all of our preferences, and performed them flawlessly. My guests are still complimenting me on the wedding cake and her specialty cookies (she can make cookies in any shape!) I still miss the taste of the wedding cake, it is just so delicious! She really provides a high level of quality for a reasonable price point. We are so lucky to have had her work with us on our special day.
Pure ConfectionsPure Confections
Maria M.
As can be expected sometimes something goes wrong during weddings. Unfortunately, I got there late but Monica was kind and patient enough to wait for me. When I arrived she was already there prepared with everything that was needed. Monica was truly truly amazing. She came dressed beautifully, enthusiastic and willing to accommodate me and my husband in every way. She is patient, sweet, and very kind. I 100% recommend her if for your wedding ceremony. Truly a wonderful and kind spirit to work with. Thank you again Monica for the wonderful experience!
💫Reverend Monica Castro On Call Services💕💫Reverend Monica Castro On Call Services💕
Thumbtack Customer
She did a wonderful job. She took her time and it wasn't too tight. The hairstyle that I ended up with was beautiful. She is a wonderful hairstylist. She truly made me look perfect on my wedding day!
Faces By ReDienceFaces By ReDience
YUYAO C.
We are so glad we found Parth in a short period of time and didn’t need to worry about a thing. He made it comfortable and relaxing for all participants and we had a hassle free zoom wedding. Thank you so much!
Wedding Officiant NY/NJWedding Officiant NY/NJ
Thumbtack Customer
Harris was fantastic. We loved our ceremony. All of our guests commented how romantic, clever and humorous it was. He created the ceremony that felt very personal and real. He responds to all the emails timely and takes care of all the paperwork after the wedding.
Harris BloomHarris Bloom
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