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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.

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. 

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

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 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. 

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 choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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 Willets Point wedding services
Katherine G.
Joseph was very nice and patient at my wedding. His speech was very nice and appropriate for our wedding. His services are very efficient. I will recommend him for yoir wedding 100%
The Perfect CeremonyThe Perfect Ceremony
Karina V.
Such a pleasure to have him as our wedding officiant. He helped us to find the best theme for the wedding.
Juan Enrique ToroJuan Enrique Toro
Shannan R.
The guys did great work. This was not the typical wedding...and their contribution was much appreciated.
Junior S MusicJunior S Music
Lira T.
Thank you very much for officiating our wedding ceremony. We really loved the personal and touching ceremony that you wrote for us. We had such a great experience working with you on our wedding before and during. Much love and respect to you. Sincerely Edlira and Mimi
Luis BarretoLuis Barreto
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went well when we met for the first time and we were in constant communication. Like many weddings things happen that are sometimes not I edit your control for example my hair and makeup person got there late due to heavy traffic delay. So it it delayed me by 30 minutes, unfortunately. I've never felt so pressured like I did for my wedding, Vlada rushed and rushed without consideration. I didn't expect that from her. I feel that was absolutely unprofessional on her behalf and it was a huge disappointment on my wedding day.
VVS Productions and CateringVVS Productions and Catering
Marie M.
Joe, we can't thank you enough for your professionalism and kindness you displayed at our wedding! You were great and definitely added to our experience.
Marie M.
John, we can't thank you enough for your professionalism and kindness you displayed at our wedding. You truly helped make our experience that much special!
West End VideosWest End Videos
Thumbtack Customer
Flowers by G Bella was so great to work with. I gave her my vision and she executed everything to exactly how I wanted my wedding to be. Thank you again!
Flowers by G BellaFlowers by G Bella
Ron R.
Mike was great to work with. He was responsive prior to my wedding and was more than willing to discuss details and game plan for the day of the event. The music he played throughout the reception was good and had people up and dancing. He was upbeat and was easy to talk to throughout the wedding. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because he played the wrong recessional song and it threw us off a little as we walked back from ceremony and was late with the entrance song that led into the first dance.
MVP ProductionsMVP Productions
Xiomara V.
I am very happy to have Harris as our wedding officiant. He was extra mile to make sure the ceremony went well and unique and everybody loves it. I strongly recommend him and you will not regret it.
Harris BloomHarris Bloom
Thumbtack Customer
One word sums it up...AMAZING, Lizie is so talented, her skills as a makeup artist is just that... Art! Very please and I can't wait until my wedding... will definitely use her services again.
Lizie Rey Makeup & Hair ServicesLizie Rey Makeup & Hair Services
Marie M.
The work has not been done yet. However, she's very prompt and easy to talk to. She has many ideas and always looking for ways to elevate mine. I can't wait to see how decorated my wedding!
Elegant AffairsElegant Affairs
Ivore R.
Pastor Brian officiated our wedding in May 2019. Our experience with him was great from start to finish. He was very professional and EXTREMELY responsive which is something that is very important to me. He always made himself available to answer any questions or address any concerns. The process was very easy from start to finish which is very much appreciated after all the headaches that come along with planning a wedding. I would absolutely recommend Pastor Brian and thank him tremendously for the role he played on my very special day!
B Sharp IdeasB Sharp Ideas
Vanessa B.
Debra was the wedding officiant my new husband and I were always hoping to preside over our ceremony when we were searching for officiants! It just so happened to be she was the 1st we met with and her energy level was so positive that my fiancé and I at that time left a deposit and booked her that night!!! Debra's punctuality was as expected!!! She actually arrived at the venue 15-20 prior. Being that my husband and I didn't write our own vows during the meeting we had we gave her a little background of how we met and what we'd like to include in the vows and she took it from there incorporating her own and uniqueness to it where the vows are still talked about to this day!!! Debra officiated our wedding July 7, 2017 at Terrace On The Park in Flushing, NY. I recommend her for couples who are looking for UNIQUENESS AND POSITIVE ENERGY PRESIDING THEIR MARRIAGE!! Thank you so much for making our wedding day extra special Debra💖 With gratitude, Vanessa and Gennaro
Eternally Bound WeddingsEternally Bound Weddings
Keioka T.
I had the pleasure of having Pam as my wedding officiant on August 6, 2017. I must say she was best choice I or anyone could make to officiant a wedding. She was so patient and kind mind you I was not the easiest bride as I had so much on my plate with such a short time until my wedding date. Anytime I spoke to her her calm sweet nature put me at ease. It was as if I knew her for years, like family. My 9 year old daughter fell in love with Pam. The vows she wrote were beautiful and personalized for us and she even added special words to include our daughter. She arrived well in advance and was kind enough to ask my lost cake delivery to please wait to deliver the cake to the venue rep. I have so much to say positive about my experience with Pam that I could write a book. Anyone who selects her will be so happy they did. If you come across this stop and hire her if you want a beautiful personalized touch to your vows, someone kind and patient, professional, trustworthy,and punctual.
Ceremony Is YoursCeremony Is Yours
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did an amazing job at our wedding on April 23rd, 2016. He was great at communication and even went the extra mile to get the more obscure music we requested for our day. He had the dance floor packed and our guests are still raving about the music selections. I definitely recommend Jose!
Cathy T.
Jose was an incredible DJ for our wedding! He was very responsive and knew how to read the room to keep the party going and engage my friends and family. Jose was very organized and professional. The value of his excellent services is unbelievable. I highly recommend you reach out to him if you are looking for an amazing DJ with Latin flair!
Dominique H.
Don't think twice about hiring Ana, just do it!!!! I hired Ana and her company to help decorate my wedding and let me tell you she exceeded my expectations!!! My centerpieces, bouquet and all flower arrangements were GORGEOUS!!! Everyone loved the arrangements, so elegant and classy. Thank you Ana l know I bugged you so much but you were patient and understanding of my every request. Can wait to hire you again for my baby shower!!!
We Make Fun event companyWe Make Fun event company
David P.
We used DJ John for our wedding reception and he was incredible. He also gave us the option for a photo booth for our guests. Both DJ John and his lovely wife showed up to our venue 2 hours before the start of our reception to set up and it was amazing. Not only did they cater to our needs, they were very meticulous and helpful. Also, the setup and execution were lights out. So professional. Our guests danced and had a great time taking photos at the photo booth. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves and commented afterward how much fun they had. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with the great service provided. Thanks again. I highly recommend them.
Gotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto BoothGotta Have Da Music & J&J Fun Foto Booth
Shah P.
I don't have enough space to write all the fantastic things about our experience with DJ Kleel. From our first inquiry until the actual event, he was amazing. He was extremely early, accomodated a last minute change, personable, funny, and his DJing was fantastic. I also planned my own wedding with little to no idea what I was doing and Kleel was a HUGE help in helping me figure out the activities of my day, suggesting what should happen when, and actually implementing that. He coordinated with our band seamlessly but as the MC and leader of the musical day at my choice because I was very confident and trusting of his ability to do so. I give him my highest recomendation and plan on working with him again for any events we have in the future.
DJ K - Leel #TheDapperDJDJ K - Leel #TheDapperDJ
Destynie S.
Omg! Keith was absolutely magnificent in all aspects. I could not have wished for a more efficient officiant for my special day. Keith was very responsive to all our concerns and provided myself and fiance' with assurance that our day would be absolutely flawless. Keith and his wife are a pleasure to work with and I can't recommend his services enough. He was just so comforting and provided the personal touch we needed during such an overwhelming, but exciting time in our lives! I can go on and on about Keith, but I think you get the picture at this point. Do yourself a favor and contact Keith to officiant your wedding to assure your ceremony is all you hoped for and more! Keith calmed myself and my fiance' from day one and we immediately knew he was the officiant for us. My fiance' is not easily impressed, but after our first Skype phone call with Keith and his wife he was sold! Keith simply is the best, I promise you!!!
Keith BurgessKeith Burgess
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