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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 Dayton wedding services
Jacob J.
JT was a fantastic DJ for our wedding! Affordable, flexible, and professional! Would highly recommend him for an event or wedding!
DJ JT BurchamDJ JT Burcham
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was available and ready to wed my wife and I on a few days notice. We had a parents only wedding in the back yard and Scott did a great job and the ceremony was quick and perfect. I highly recommend this gentleman to anyone who is doing a short notice wedding or any wedding for that matter!!!
Scott's Wedding OfficiantScott's Wedding Officiant
Maureen B.
We had a very non-traditonal wedding and Carol was great!
Carol A OsborneCarol A Osborne
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was very professional and helpful in making my daughters wedding a perfect.
Scott's Wedding OfficiantScott's Wedding Officiant
David W.
Brian exceeded our expectations for the wedding photography that we had hoped for. Everyone who has seen the pictures has commented on how amazing they look. THANK YOU Brian for helping to make Chris and Marissa’s wedding day a life long memory.
Hazel Mountain PhotographyHazel Mountain Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jody and leonard were our djs for our wedding reception. They were truely excellent.
Jody Anderson, Nostalgic Singer & EntertainerJody Anderson, Nostalgic Singer & Entertainer
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Kevin Fodor was my Dj for mine and Josh's wedding. Our wedding was held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Club. When I was looking for a Dj for our wedding, I got a response from Mr. Fodor, explaining everything he does and who he was. What Mr. Fodor impressed me with was his outstanding talent. I would recommend Mr. Fodor to anyone, who is looking for a Dj.
Memories Mobile DJ ServiceMemories Mobile DJ Service
James H.
Did an awesome job at our wedding. He played everything we asked for and allowed requests.
Dj D-WizDj D-Wiz
Charmaine W.
We had ten weeks to plan our wedding. D-wiz was able to DJ our wedding reception and he did a great job. We are an interracial couple and had song requests all over the place. Even songs in German and he had them all!
Dj D-WizDj D-Wiz
Carol M.
Jim was amazing! Not only did he make a great host at our wedding, he was so easy to work with. We wanted to have him stay a bit longer at our reception, and it was no problem for him - which we really appreciated. He's such a nice man. I highly recommend Jim for your wedding or any other event. I am very grateful for his services because he made our wedding into a great PARTY!!! Thanks, Jim!!!
Keaton's Beats - DJ ServiceKeaton's Beats - DJ Service
Amber c.
Amazing! He was incredible all across the board and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to DJ their wedding!
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Sarai D.
He did exactly what I wanted for my wedding ceremony! It was personalized and had no problem accommodating me in such short notice!
Scott's Wedding OfficiantScott's Wedding Officiant
Nitin G.
They responded quickly and we're very reasonably priced. We'll see how their services are at the wedding, but I'm quite sure they will do a great job.
Common GroundCommon Ground
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was very friendly and made a huge effort to aid in our future and wedding! He gave several examples and offered to meet with us before hand so that everything went over smoothly! He bid on our wedding on very short notice and responded very reasonably with our time with very real and affordable rates! Thank you very much Scott!
Scott's Wedding OfficiantScott's Wedding Officiant
Brittany H.
We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. Joseph was professional and responsive from the day we booked until the big day!
Bombos EntertainmentBombos Entertainment
Justin E.
Had a great experience with scott officiating our wedding. Very professional, most definitely helped make our ceremony special. Highly recommend.
Scott's Wedding OfficiantScott's Wedding Officiant
Jonathan B.
Samuel was an awesome photographer for our wedding. I’ve seen other photographers, but he tops them. His experience allowed me to have the confidence that he would take care of everything on the wedding day. He is very communicative and knows exactly what shots he wants. Every single photo was a hit, and I don’t think they could have turned out better!
Samuel Walker PhotographySamuel Walker Photography
Jason A.
We were in a pinch with our wedding plans due to COVID 19 and Jennifer came to the rescue and was very helpful!! We are So Grateful!! Thank You!
Vineyard Wedding OfficiantsVineyard Wedding Officiants
Billie A.
My daughters wedding official could not attend the ceremony and we found Katherine online at the last minute. Katherine was amazing and she made the day perfect!!!
Vineyard Wedding OfficiantsVineyard Wedding Officiants
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was very nice and friendly. He went over everything with us and helped make changes where needed. He did an awesome job officiating our wedding!
Scott's Wedding OfficiantScott's Wedding Officiant
Lisa R.
Rev Webb did an excellent job at our wedding and helping us to express our feelings through the ceremony. We highly recommend him. He was punctual and dependable.
Reverend A. Edward WebbReverend A. Edward Webb
Adrian B.
These guys are awesome. They were very professional and super responsive. My wedding was a great experience in part because of the great DJ. I would use them again in the future!
Wita EntertainmentWita Entertainment
Grace H.
I really enjoyed working with Ashley, she is fun, amazing and truly knows what she is doing! She did a wonderful job on our wedding pictures! Highly recommended!
Images Photo and VideoImages Photo and Video
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was great! He was there to help and very sweet! Did a great job talking through everything at rehearsal and did very well at the wedding. Thank you for being so great!
Scott's Wedding OfficiantScott's Wedding Officiant
Austin E.
Jennifer did an amazing job at our wedding this year. She walked us through what needed to be done. All around amazing person. Definitely recommend if you are looking!!!
Vineyard Wedding OfficiantsVineyard Wedding Officiants
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