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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 Columbus wedding services
Jessica G.
Brad was wonderful through the whole wedding planning process. He gave me a script to work from and together we came up with my perfect version for our wedding. Very responsive to emails and my questions and turned in wedding paperwork quickly. Thank you Brad for all of your help!
Brad BelohlavekBrad Belohlavek
Melanie H.
Made my wedding day relaxing and did an amazing job
Bridal Beauty CompanyBridal Beauty Company
Wasim S.
Choosing Natasha Anne Photography for our wedding photography is no doubt one of the best decisions we made amidst all the wedding planning. Natasha is so professional, so personable, and super talented. Natasha did such an amazing job with every single photo, whether candid or posed. She captured the shots in outdoor lighting so extremely well. Just looking through the beautiful portfolio that Natasha compiled, we are able to relive those special moments from the wedding. If you are still in the search for a wedding photographer, we absolutely recommend Natasha!
Natasha Anne PhotographyNatasha Anne Photography
Angela B.
Kelvin Is a wonderful Dj! He did a great job at our wedding.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Xueting W.
I love Sandra’s work on my wedding day! She did my backdrop setup and everything looks exactly what I wanted! I m so glad about working with her and definitely recommend her as anyone’s wedding decorator!
God's Creations Event Planner With The Lee'sGod's Creations Event Planner With The Lee's
Melissa S.
The cake was beautiful and delicious. She also made sure it was there by 2pm on the day of our wedding.
Cakes by NicoleCakes by Nicole
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent perfect in every way possible if you need a wedding planner she's the one to go to
Knot 2 Worry WeddingsKnot 2 Worry Weddings
Paul O.
Jennifer did a wonderful job officiating our wedding from the initial contact with her, through pronouncing us husband and wife. We appreciated her responsiveness and professionalism throughout the process, and she always got back to us in a timely manner. The day of our wedding, she arrived on time and was very friendly, and she seemed confident in handling the details of the marriage process. She did a wonderful job in the actual officiating of our wedding, and we would highly recommend her!
Vineyard Wedding OfficiantsVineyard Wedding Officiants
Thumbtack Customer
Olivia was hired to do makeup for myself and my daughter for my sons wedding. We were very happy with the outcome Olivia was very friendly and interesting and the whole experience was a very good one. We appreciated the free lip colour. She was particularly patient with the annoying wedding photographer!
Olivia Bell Makeup ArtistryOlivia Bell Makeup Artistry
Olivia C.
Drew kept the party going at our wedding and had everyone dancing! We recommend him highly.
Drew Hanson's Global Vision EntertainmentDrew Hanson's Global Vision Entertainment
Magalie B.
Very excited to have Kelvin DJ our wedding! Met with him and was very professional, friendly, and organized.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Angilee A.
Brad was very accommodating to our needs,, friendly, and punctual. We highly recommend him for your wedding!
Brad BelohlavekBrad Belohlavek
Merinda B.
Omg!!! It was literally amazing! Kelvin is so insightful and helpful through the entire process! He met with us prior to our wedding twice to go over everything and ensure it all was planned and the party went smoothly!! He has great taste in music and assists with navigating different types of music for different parts of the wedding! He watches what guests are loving the most and caters to the party to keep it up beat! He was everything and more we could have hoped for! He made our wedding perfect and memorable!!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Andrea R.
Kelvin did an excellent job from the beginning with communicating with us and meeting with us to discuss our daughters wedding. Anytime we wrote to him he responded promptly. He did a wonderful job at our daughters wedding the microphones and speakers worked properly. He played exactly what we asked him to. He is friendly and very comfortable to be around. We would definitely hire him for our next event! Thank you Kelvin for making our daughters wedding so special!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Mickie J.
Very patient with the wedding party very professional I will hire him again if I ever need a photographer
Mani Pannu PhotographyMani Pannu Photography
Endeya S.
Makeup was done beautifully for my wedding! I couldn’t have asked for anything more, she did an amazing job!
Beauty by EssenceBeauty by Essence
Antaeus L.
Andrea was an excellent day of planner. She thought of every detail and made sure that my wedding day was worry free.
Andrea's OccasionsAndrea's Occasions
Thumbtack Customer
Chloe was phenomenal to work with – from our initial meeting to the wedding day, she was responsive, detail oriented and made sure we got all of the photos we wanted. She has such a warm personality, and she made everyone in the wedding party feel at ease - everyone had such a wonderful time taking photos. After seeing an amazing sneak-peak photo from our wedding, we can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our special day. Thank you, Chloe!!
Chloe Tarrier Photography & Design Ltd.Chloe Tarrier Photography & Design Ltd.
Arnesia M.
Sandra and her team were phenomenal in every way. Not only did she come through as the wedding coordinator, but her son was our D.J. Such a dynamic and professional family duo. Our wedding ran very smoothly and all the little details we're handled in a professional way. The passion for what they do came through and having such genuinely sweet, kind-hearted and authentic people be a part of our special day made it that much more memorable. Looking forward to working with God's Creation again. Maybe for our 5yr. wedding anniversary! 😉
God's Creations Event Planner With The Lee'sGod's Creations Event Planner With The Lee's
Koko W.
Jennifer did a wonderful job at my wedding! She customized the script based on our love story. We loved it!! Thanks, Jennifer!!
Vineyard Wedding OfficiantsVineyard Wedding Officiants
Sarah j.
Lisa was amazing. Did a great job photographing our small wedding and got the images back to us super quickly. A pleasure to work with.
Emergence PhotographyEmergence Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Erika was a wonderful photographer to work with. She made sure to capture all of the magical moments from our wedding. Highly recommend her!
Erika Flugge PhotographyErika Flugge Photography
Amanda G.
It was a great experience having him photographing my wedding ceremony. He was super professional and the quality of his work was amazing. Highly recommended
Kixils PhotographyKixils Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing job well done!!! Olivia was friendly and informative. Very passionate about her work. I went for a consultation and left not only with a makeup artist for my wedding but a friend as well. Olivia was very professional and willing to go the extra mile for my benefit and happiness. Im even more excited for my wedding knowing she will make look absolutely beautiful.
Olivia Bell Makeup ArtistryOlivia Bell Makeup Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
Simply wonderful! Kenny is a true professional! Loved him and would hire him again in a second. He helped make my wedding a success!!!!
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
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