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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 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. 

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 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

If you decide to hire a wedding officiant when social distancing, ask if the officiant can offer remote services. Some wedding officiants are choosing to conduct services virtually and/or stand more than 6 feet away from the parties. Discuss possible arrangements with your wedding officiant, and familiarize yourself with your local community guidelines, as well as the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. Only move forward if you and the officiant both feel comfortable.

You may want to implement extra precautions, such as using digital payments instead of exchanging cash, sanitizing all involved spaces and waving instead of shaking hands. 

Reviews for Columbus wedding service professionals
Nicole S.
My hair and makeup were SO quick and looked SO good! I could not have asked for a better service for my wedding day.
Lé Luxe Beauty ConciergeLé Luxe Beauty Concierge
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was perfect at my wedding. He did a wonderful job and I would most definitely recommend his services and use him as a DJ again myself!!
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Mackenzie R.
We used his services for our wedding and he was absolutely amazing! We loved how all of our pictures turned out. Very professional, punctual, and helpful!
Jonathan Michaels PhotographyJonathan Michaels Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Best photographer I've ever worked with. We had wedding photos done. The service was fantastic, photos are beautiful. Could not have asked for a better team. Five star isn't a high enough rating.
Cory N. Cates PhotographyCory N. Cates Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jim and his wife were the dj service at my wedding in August of 2016. They were both so amazing . Jim is very organized and keeps things on track. They are both great people to work with and I would recommended them for any dj service. they worked with the photographers to make sure they got the right picture and they knew what was going on.
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
Bobb was fabulous! He walked us through every step of the way, was very informative and had a lovely helper who took pictures!! If we ever need thus type of wedding service again we're calling Mr Hull!!
Never Walk AloneNever Walk Alone
Shelly N.
John did an amazing job on a wedding that I coordinated this past weekend. He was very friendly and easy to work with upfront. He arrived on time for the wedding and got right to work. We are more than pleased with the work he did, his pictures captured each moment perfectly. The quality of the pictures were excellent and his customer service the day of was superb. His work far outweighs his price and I will continually refer him to my future bride and grooms!
John R PhotoJohn R Photo
Karen L.
My husband and I got married last weekend and used Kelvin's services for the reception. We could not be happier with the services that were provided Kelvin and DJ Mocha were absolutely great. We even had a Zoom meeting before the wedding to discuss any questions or concerns. We were a little worried that guests would not want to dance but DJ Mocha picked the best songs to get people moving! If you are looking for a DJ for a great value and amazing professionalism then look no further than Heart Beat Music!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
LeeAnna S.
Jerika did my makeup for my wedding along with my mom's, and several of the bridal party. Everyone looked amazing, and my mom was so happy to have eyebrows again after she lost them in chemo. She was constantly in touch, always on time and just all around amazing. Hey services as were an incredible value and everyone loved her! Thank you SO MUCH for everything!
Logan & Co.Logan & Co.
Jacie N.
My wedding was this Sunday and it was an absolute dream! Anne’s presence in the bridal suite truly added to the experience of getting all dolled up for the big day! She was kind, patient and accommodating to me, my family and bridesmaids. All the girls decided to get airbrush done and it looked flawless. I’d highly recommend her services for any special event. You can trust her professionalism and kind heart!
Design by AnneDesign by Anne
Nolan H.
DJ HooQs dj'ed our wedding. Let me tell you, this guy is legit. He was super responsive, arrived early, asked us questions that even we didn't think of, the equipment was so nice and current, the lighting was everything we wanted, and he played every song we requested and then some. I can not express in this review how satisfied we were with his services. Let me put it this way, if I ever need a DJ again, for ANY reason, I would call DJ HooQs, time and time again! Thank you DJ HooQs for making our special day, perfect!
DJ HooQsDJ HooQs
Madyson H.
Jerry was an absolutely amazing DJ who made sure everything ran smoothly! He arrived early to our venue, set up hours before, did great introductions, and played beautifully on the sax. He even made the odd layout of our reception venue work (the room with the tables people ate at was in a separate room than where the bar and equipment was set up). He made relatives on both sides of my now husbands family dance that you wouldn't normally see on the dance floor. Plus he was extremely affordable and perfect for us and our wedding since both my husband and I paid for everything ourselves, are in our early twenties, and are in college. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will use his services for any events we may have in the future!
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