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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 Manhattan wedding service professionals
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
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.
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
Thumbtack Customer
Best wedding officate...very flexible..handles ceremony smoothly.i really recomend his services
Wedding Officiant AnthonyWedding Officiant Anthony
Nancy E.
Kimberly and Ricardo were excellent! They made our wedding special and personalized....we loved the service.
Kimberly's BlessingsKimberly's Blessings
Thumbtack Customer
We were so happy with the service that Rev. Brad performed at our wedding! We had a non secular service that was a perfect celebration of love.
Love Chapel NYCLove Chapel NYC
Inna G.
Tatiana did a great job with hair and makeup for my wedding. I didn't have a wedding party so I only needed services for myself and my mom. Tatiana offered skilled services for a great price. My mom and I were both very pleased with the trial and final look.
TL Makeup and Hair ArtistryTL Makeup and Hair Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
Mike Callahan was wonderful in performing our marriage. He is a caring person whose presence as officiant truly helped make our wedding very special. He listened. to our suggestions and incorporated a simple and meaningful service. Anvit and I were very blessed to have Michael at our wedding,
Rev Callahan Officiant & Spiritual CounselingRev Callahan Officiant & Spiritual Counseling
Ashly C.
Gregory was super flexible and helpful throughout the process. The wedding started late which was extremely stressful, but the whole time he was patient, compassionate, adjusted his scheduled time, and even helped with our setup. It was lovely working with him. I would highly recommend his service to anyone who is planning a wedding in NYC.
Gregory DinkelGregory Dinkel
Julia H.
Rev Ron exceeded our expectations as our Minister for our wedding. His ceremony was personal, funny, sweet and really made our wedding special. Many people commented on what a great service it was and how much they loved Rev Ron. I couldn't recommend Rev Ron more, he is so personable and trust worthy.
Inter Faith MinisterInter Faith Minister
Rhamana C.
Fruncisco was great! I hired him for my wedding makeup and hairstyle. Everything went perfectly well and I loved working with him and his assistant. I totally recommend his services.
Fruncisco Dereon Flawlessly Beat FacesFruncisco Dereon Flawlessly Beat Faces
Roshan N.
Thank you for being our wedding officiant even with a very short notice. Everything went soo smoothly and we couldn’t be happier! You’re service was perfect and you made it easy and stress free.
Joyful Day Ceremonies, LLCJoyful Day Ceremonies, LLC
Sneha B.
We are so glad we chose Jacqui to officiate our small wedding ceremony in the throes of COVID-19! Jacqui was professional, respectful, and accommodating. She made us feel so 'at-ease' on our special day, despite us finding her only a week before our wedding day! I would highly recommend Jacqui for her services. THANK YOU!!
Sanctum Events NYCSanctum Events NYC
Thumbtack Customer
Laura was essential in making our day what it was. We planned our wedding very quickly so it was great that she had a prepared service and suggestions that really matched us. All we had to do was put in a few elements that were really important to us and we got the ceremony that we hoped for. Very professional and easy to communicate with. She was a great presence and orchestrator for our informal and intimate wedding.
Laura Gabriel Wedding Officiant and Counselor N...Laura Gabriel Wedding Officiant and Counselor N...
Glenda M.
Thank you so much for doing my hair and make-up for my wedding. I was very happy with the results! You were very nice, professional, and punctual. I would definitely use your service in the future. Highly recommend!
Erica P.
My husband and I had an amazing experience working with Parth. He was professional, responsive and personable. He listened to what we needed and provided incredible service. Can't recommend him enough! Don't hesitate to book him for your wedding!
Virtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJVirtual Wedding Officiant NY/NJ
Thumbtack Customer
David is Lovely! I cannot thank him enough for making my dad's wedding day so very special. He is friendly, punctual (which my dad was not) and very willing to work with the non-existent guidelines we gave him. Beautiful service!
NYC Marriage OfficiantNYC Marriage Officiant
Elena M.
My makeup was flawless. I loved the way she treated me it was 5 star spa service. I asked her for 10 business cards to give out to my friends and family. I will use her for my wedding next year. Highly recommended.
Kathryn BeautyKathryn Beauty
Ruth F.
Definitely, should I need his services, whether for a wedding, Memorial or anything that requires his saintly, clergy expertise, I would give Juan Enrique Toro a call. Most wonderful experience that I’d recommend to anyone. Very professional, kind, caring and all.
Juan Enrique ToroJuan Enrique Toro
Thumbtack Customer
Rabbi Dubin performed the best Jewish wedding ever!!! He sang the Hebrew prayers and told everyone how we met and how we were meant to be together. He is personable and sincere. I would recommend him for any service, religious or civil. He is great!!!!!
Rabbi Dr. Andy Dubin, Wedding Officiant for all...Rabbi Dr. Andy Dubin, Wedding Officiant for all...
Travis W.
My wife and I both loved his service. He met with us before the wedding just so he can get to know us on the personal level. The ceremony was simple yet filled with beautiful words by Andy. Would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thanks !
Rabbi Dr. Andy Dubin, Wedding Officiant for all...Rabbi Dr. Andy Dubin, Wedding Officiant for all...
Brandy G.
I would definitely recommend Jose to anyone who's looking for a fun and professional DJ and MC service. I remembered our initial communication was very smooth. He understood what we needed for the wedding and showed us different packages to let us choose which one was the best. Later on, when we wanted a couple of last minute changes for the song choices, he helped us as well. Overall, my experience with him has been stress-free, hassle-free and relaxed! Everybody who attended our wedding had so much fun. The MC service is def a must have if you're thinking about hiring for your own wedding. They brought their own equipment and they matched with our venue and any types of other venues. In our wedding, we have also included some surprise elements. Therefore, if you were the one who loves to plan surprises in advance, you can also ask them to customize your experience. Basically, they are truly one of the best in town! 5 stars out of 5!! Highly recommend :)
360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths360 Spinner Video Booth and Mirror Booths
Norman V.
Let me tell you about Ross Decker. He is a professional marriage officiant and he felt like one of my closest friend's. We spoke by phone and by text since I work crazy hour's. But I kept him in the loop and even send him a link on how I would like my wedding. Since my bride to be kept changing her mind or keep adding additional items to the list on how to do a philippine wedding. He has done his research and we agreed on the right solution. Everything went according to plan even though I slowly turning into a nervous wreck. The wedding was a complete success. We were slightly off schedule but it work out fine. I am telling you, you won't be disappointed using his service for your wedding. Don't look at him as a Father, minister, pastor or a priest but as a friend!
Ross Decker Marriage OfficiantRoss Decker Marriage Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
This is not catering food, this is delicious, flavorful and amazing Italian upscale restaurant food! Everyone at my wedding said the food was amazing first and foremost! Everything that was served had its own amazing flavor. The service was perfect! ***** Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Lauren! It was exactly what I wanted!
Bacco Catered EventsBacco Catered Events
Thumbtack Customer
Harris spent good amount of time to understand who we are, what we want to have during the ceremony, he has good sense of humor, but just to right amount for wedding. We enjoyed his service and felt great to have him as our officiant. Thank you harris!
Harris BloomHarris Bloom
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