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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 Cincinnati wedding services
Patrick M.
fantastic string group for wedding. they knew very well music for traditional wedding ceremony. Look and sounded amazing. thank you for your music for my daughter's wedding
Thumbtack Customer
Adolfo did an amazing job at our wedding!! :) We asked him to dress up as snape for our harry potter wedding and he immediately was on board! He has such a positive attitude and was always great at communicating with us! He even helped us create our own script for the wedding so it could be unique for our theme! Definitely recommend him for any wedding!!
A Wedding Your WayA Wedding Your Way
Thumbtack Customer
Great fun at our wedding celebration.
Candygram Wedding/ Event Band and DJ servicesCandygram Wedding/ Event Band and DJ services
Jennifer S.
She did an amazing job at our wedding. Thank you Crystal💕
Crystal WalkerCrystal Walker
Alessandra M.
Jill is passionate about her work making it a pleasure to have her as photographer of our wedding.
Jill Matthews PhotographyJill Matthews Photography
Laura C.
We really enjoyed working with Brandi and Jason during our planning process, and they were wonderful additions during the day of our wedding! Brandi was extremely responsive and easy to work with during the wedding planning process. They also did such a nice job during our wedding as well – they were at all the important moments without really noticing they were there. And our video teaser shows that they are extremely talented film editors, too! I highly recommend hiring them for your videography needs!
Together As One JB LLCTogether As One JB LLC
Kate R.
Kelvin was perfect for our wedding! He was responsive, engaging and gave us good vibes for the whole night!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Yuan T.
Mike did a great job in our wedding. Was thoughtful, warm heart, and professional. Happy to work with him.
L. Michael Cotton PhotographyL. Michael Cotton Photography
Princess L.
She did a great job with soing our wedding she was understanding in the fact that my crew was running behind
Vineyard Wedding OfficiantsVineyard Wedding Officiants
Lynn J.
Lunaman was amazing to work with during the planning of our wedding! Lunaman was so responsive with our questions, laidback, but professional. He met with us before the covid-19 shutdown (before any restrictions were in place) and still was willing to DJ our wedding. Unfortunately, due to CDC/state restrictions we had to postpone our wedding day to July. Lunaman was willing to move the date for us but he was unfortunately already booked. That was our biggest sorrow from the wedding cancelation! We really loved Lunaman and wanted him to DJ for us. Even though he didn't have to, Lunaman went out of his way to set us up with another DJ at our price point. Go ahead and book him, he's awesome!!!
Lunaman DJ EntertainmentLunaman DJ Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
We want to thank Thomas for his great service! We would highly recommend him for your wedding ceremony.
Sunset Weddings TristateSunset Weddings Tristate
Hannah O.
Jenny officiated our wedding and she was just wonderful! There was a snow storm on our wedding day and she still managed to make it to our event. We are so thankful we found her and would recommend her to everyone we know. Thank you, Jenny! Your words and prayer at our ceremony were wonderful!
Jenny WrightJenny Wright
Sherri A.
Jeff was awesome! He was able to officiate my wedding ceremony with one day notice. He was professional, early and a pleasure to be around.
Marks' OfficiatingMarks' Officiating
Katherine G.
Joe was delight to work with. He provided us with great photos of our wedding. I will defiantly use him again for more photos.
Joe Hatton PhotoJoe Hatton Photo
Bob G.
Rich did a great job helping me out with a wedding proposal. Everything went perfect. Very easy to work with. Highly recommended.
Rich Bryant AcousticRich Bryant Acoustic
Jennifer C.
He did a great job for my wedding and reception. Was very helpful with picking out songs and making sure everything went accordingly.
BKDJ EntertainmentBKDJ Entertainment
Elisabeth M.
Steven helped us pull off a surprise wedding for friends and family. We were able to set up a personal "get to know each other" meeting which helped make our ceremony seems more personal and meaningful. Our guests all said how wonderfully written the ceremony was, and that it captured my husband and my personality. Not only did Steven complete the normal tasks an officiant would be in charge of, but he also arrived early and hid from guests so that he could help pull of our surprise wedding! We would HIGHLY recommend Steven to officiant your wedding ceremony.
Becoming OneBecoming One
Sarah K.
Drew was an amazing choice for my parents 50th wedding anniversary! He was professional, and had everything we were looking for! Thanks again Drew!
Drew Charron MusicDrew Charron Music
Daniela R.
Loved having her officiate our small, socially-distant wedding ceremony! Her words were beautiful and made it even more special.
Crystal WalkerCrystal Walker
Naomi T.
Jill was amazing to work with on our wedding day. We had a small, family wedding, but she didn't make us feel any less important than bigger clients. She got there early and stayed until the very end. There were so many wonderful pictures that it's been hard to pick our favorites. Thank you Jill for capturing our special day!!
Jill Matthews PhotographyJill Matthews Photography
Kyla G.
DJ Dubya was fantastic to work with! When we hired him for our wedding he said he hadn't gotten to DJ a wedding yet but you never would have known! He was very responsive, professional, and easy to work with. He did absolutely everything we asked and did a great job. I definitely recommend hiring him for your next event!
DJ DubyaDJ Dubya
Brittany H.
Mary Beth did an amazing, the cake she made for our wedding was exactly how I imagined it. It was beautiful. The cake was delicious too! THANK YOU!!!
A Cake For YouA Cake For You
Sarah D.
Steve Martin was amazing! He was professional, so extremely nice, even worked with us in the pouring rain. He gave us the best, most beautiful wedding.
Becoming OneBecoming One
Thumbtack Customer
We hires Cortez for our wedding, and he was absolutely amazing!!! Everybody had a great time at the reception, and he kept the music going all night long!
Spin It Live LLCSpin It Live LLC
Kenneth A.
Rev. James was amazing ! Made the experience fun and simple just like I wanted it ! I will definitely recommend him for any type of wedding ceremony . He’s awesome !
Jim's Just-Rite WeddingsJim's Just-Rite Weddings
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