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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 Lower East Side wedding services
Jewels L.
Pam was amazing! She made our wedding ceremony so special. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding officiant! :)
Ceremony Is YoursCeremony Is Yours
Irfan b.
Wedding virtual ceremony
Pastor Calicia's Officiant ServicesPastor Calicia's Officiant Services
Katherine G.
Juan is an amazing person, that provided excellent service for our wedding day. He was responsive to ideas and changes, and made our wedding ceremony personalized and a special day for us to remember! I would recommend him for any speaking services or weddings.
Juan Enrique ToroJuan Enrique Toro
Thumbtack Customer
The flowers at my daughter's wedding were beautiful. It was exactly as Susan described. Thank you Susan for helping make my daughters wedding amazing
Rosewood ProductionsRosewood Productions
Noorah S.
Best wedding choice I’ve made!
Ny Brides & BeautyNy Brides & Beauty
Yingke y.
Very fun wedding with music and laughter
Virtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJVirtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJ
Jennifer G.
JOEY was great for our wedding celebration!
Joe Curry PhotographyJoe Curry Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony was extremely professional. Everything for our wedding ceremony went perfectly! Very happy with our choice in choosing Anthony, would highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding!
Wedding Officiant AnthonyWedding Officiant Anthony
Thumbtack Customer
Greg provided an excellent officiant service for our wedding in NYC. He used inputs we provided and weaved them into his speech. On the wedding day, Greg arrived on time, spoke eloquently, and delivered a first class service. If you are looking for a wedding and officiant with a personal touch, Greg is your best choice.
MilestonesMilestones
Alberto V.
Great officiant! Our wedding was great because of him!
Virtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJVirtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJ
Rachel N.
Created a wonderful experience for a first time zoom wedding.
Minister JacobsonMinister Jacobson
Sydney W.
She was a pleasure to have officiate our Zoom wedding!
NYC registered Officiant - ONLINE ONLY NY CEREMONYNYC registered Officiant - ONLINE ONLY NY CEREMONY
Igor L.
It was amazing to have Ross as the officiant at our wedding. He was very well prepared and told our story beautifully at the wedding -- we and all the guests loved him! We highly recommend him.
Ross Decker Marriage OfficiantRoss Decker Marriage Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony made our entire wedding experience wonderful and stress-free! He is so accommodating and flexible and was able to make a last minute change of plans when our Central Park wedding was rained out. He is kind and professional and we recommend him fully to anyone who is looking for a fantastic wedding officiant - thank you Anthony!
Wedding Officiant AnthonyWedding Officiant Anthony
Thumbtack Customer
Rev Brad made our wedding really special it was perfect
Love Chapel NYCLove Chapel NYC
Yelena N.
Jesse was great to work with! We hired him for our "micro wedding" recently and are very happy with the choice. He was very responsive during the process leading up to the wedding. We talked on the phone a few days before the wedding and I mentioned a few specific shots that I wanted to get - on the wedding day I completely forgot about them but Jesse remembered. He was very punctual and inconspicuous on the day of! I received the photos in a dropbox link exactly 7 days after the wedding which was great. There were even more than he had promised in our contract and lots of great ones to choose from for our prints and eventual album. Very pleased overall!
Jesse O. Visuals Video Production & PhotographyJesse O. Visuals Video Production & Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I really want to thank reverend for the excellent service in my wedding
Rev. Johnny Erato, English/Spanish/BilingualRev. Johnny Erato, English/Spanish/Bilingual
Juan S. J.
Excellent, professional and very detail-oriented, had a fantastic wedding ceremony!
Juan Enrique ToroJuan Enrique Toro
Kaitlin l.
Rev Ron was truly amazing and accommodating for our wedding. He was helpful in writing down the ceremony and sharing our story. He was early to the ceremony allowing us time to sign the license, he met with us before the wedding to go over exactly what we wanted, and he delivered a beautiful homily. My husband and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone to officiate their wedding.
Inter Faith MinisterInter Faith Minister
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Foggia was our wedding officiant! Anthony was absolutely amazing!! He was patient, gracious and extremely professional... Our wedding ceremony was a wonderful delight!!! Thank you so much Anthony!! Our special day will forever be in our memories!!
Wedding Officiant AnthonyWedding Officiant Anthony
Anna B.
Dany is a great makeup artist, she was doing my makeup for the wedding and it was perfect!
DanymakeupDanymakeup
Thumbtack Customer
Dave is AMAZING!!! He made the wedding ceremony very memorable!!! Thank you!!
NYC Marriage OfficiantNYC Marriage Officiant
Omy M.
It was so lovely to have you in our wedding. You make all the moment so special as well and everybody felt very confort with you. You are very professional, responsible, puntual and the most important we received our wedding Certificate very fast. Thank you so much Anthony, I hope and wish to have you in my Silver wedding one day again. THANK YOU!😘🙏
Wedding Officiant AnthonyWedding Officiant Anthony
Hannah P.
We had a virtual wedding due to COVID and Parth made it a fun experience for our family and friends. We had mentioned a Christian wedding so Parth included a prayer and a bible reading. It was beyond out expectations! We highly recommend!!
Virtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJVirtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJ
Kathryn T.
Michael was instrumental to me and my husband's wedding this past Friday at 632 on Hudson. From the ceremony music to the reception, everyone had a great time and the music flowed together as one. Michael also communicated with me multiple times before the wedding and was flexible with requests. Throughout the wedding, he was on point with each timeline and made sure things were running smoothly. I highly recommend Michael for any event!
DJ DembyDJ Demby
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