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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 Harrisburg wedding services
Skyler W.
Melissa was great to work with! For someone with little experience with flowers, melissa was able to take my Pinterest finds and vague explanations of what I wanted and make them into a perfect reality for my wedding. Melissa was easy to get in touch with and answered all of my questioned. The day of my wedding, she dropped off everything ready to go and made sure her creations were right where we wanted them. Thank you for making my wedding beautiful!
Honeybee Floral Design, LLCHoneybee Floral Design, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Exactly as we wanted it! Kelly did a great job officiating our wedding. She was personable, organized and flexible. Thanks much!
LoveBug Unique FlowersLoveBug Unique Flowers
Thumbtack Customer
We were so impressed with Cheryl and how she personalized our wedding ceremony! Thank you for making our day special
Heart To Heart Ministries IntlHeart To Heart Ministries Intl
Carolyn S.
Sandy gave us exactly what we wanted for our wedding. He incorporated our children into the ceremony just the way we wanted.
Rev. Sandy Adams Jr.Rev. Sandy Adams Jr.
Thumbtack Customer
Pastor Chris was extremely easy to connect with and schedule with. He is very professional and did a wonderful job officiating our wedding ceremony. Thank you!! Highly recommended.
Weddings and Ceremonies with Pastor ChrisWeddings and Ceremonies with Pastor Chris
Thumbtack Customer
He did a wonderful job doing our ceremony. There's too many nice things to say about him. I definitely recommend Robert to officiate anyone's wedding!!
Robert W Sim PastorRobert W Sim Pastor
Olivia H.
Pastor Bob was absolutely amazing. He was kind, helpful, and supportive through out the whole process. Our ceremony was planned to be outside but with the terrible storm rolling through, everything was up in the air! Pastor Bob worked with us to have the ceremony outside after all, the clouds cleared, the sun came out, and it was a beautiful ceremony. We did a wine box ceremony that many wedding guests truly found special and unique in our winery wedding. Many guests also commented how personable and funny Pastor Bob was, which we already knew! :) Our wedding day will forever be one of the best days of our lives, in part because of Pastor Bob. Thank you again for being a part of our special day.
Robert W Sim PastorRobert W Sim Pastor
Thumbtack Customer
Brian and his son were great! We met a few months prior and talked about our song choices and details. When the day of the wedding reception came, Brian was on time and ready to roll. We had a wonderful party and people are still talking about the great job that our DJ did. I had a wedding video that was played on a screen for the guests and a light show that everyone loved! Thank you Brian for keeping our party fun and allowing us to relax with our guests.
Parisan & Sons EntertainmentParisan & Sons Entertainment
Austin M.
We loved having them for our wedding! They are so professional and on top of everything! They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed including our dinners and drinks. They make every detail special!
South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.South Mountain Entertainment, LLC.
Janine B.
M VISUALS was the perfect choice for our wedding photography. Martin was very professional, but made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. His photos were lovely and captured the spirit of our ceremony perfectly. It was a pleasure to work with him and we highly recommend M VISUALS!
Sarah G.
Josie did an awesome job on my wedding make-up! She’s incredibly knowledgeable about skincare and make-up. She pushed me outside my comfort zone but was also conscientious. She was kind and very easy to be around. Highly recommend her!
Make-up by JosieMake-up by Josie
Sarah G.
I highly recommend Yolanda to officiate your wedding ceremony because she is kind, thoughtful, professional, and super easy to work with. Our guests thought our ceremony was beautiful and that was in large part due to the words Yolanda spoke. Very grateful she was part of our special day!
What Matters Most Events LLCWhat Matters Most Events LLC
Christina T.
Melissa was a pleasure to work with. I know absolutely nothing about flowers, had no idea what I wanted and somehow she helped me create gorgeous bouquets, corsages and boutonnières that complimented everything in my wedding. She was right on time on the big day and everything looked perfect. Could not recommend more highly.
Honeybee Floral Design, LLCHoneybee Floral Design, LLC
Miranda B.
Everything about working with Josie was absolutely outstanding. In addition to her amazing skills (and 20+ years experience) as a makeup artist, her sweet personality made it a complete joy to work with her. I hired her to do my makeup for my wedding, as well as makeup for my five bridesmaids, mom and mother-in-law, and two flower girls. We also did a bridal makeup trial about a month beforehand (an additional service that is well worth the cost). Josie was always early. She arrived at the wedding venue before any of us had even figured out where to park. She was so professional throughout all of our interactions. All of my girls loved her, and they all commented on how good our makeup looked. Her portfolio is expansive; she is truly an artist. I would highly recommend her!!
Make-up by JosieMake-up by Josie
Thumbtack Customer
The trio that played for my wedding was awesome, and Arturo, the upright bass player and my main contact from the group, was super helpful and communicative. He called to tell me he was stuck in traffic on his way to the ceremony, and he felt so bad about it I could tell, but he arrived on time anyway and everything was perfect. The guests were really impressed with the "extra touch" of having a jazz trio during social/cocktail hour. Thanks so much guys!
Louis Pettinelli EntertainmentLouis Pettinelli Entertainment
Glenn S.
This was the first time my Fiance and I have had a professional engagement photoshoot done, and we honestly could not be happier with Mike. He is a down to earth, fun, charismatic and dapper guy. He is very personable and really gets you in the right mindset for the shoot. Getting our pictures taken and seeing his smile after he catches a good picture really is fullfilling. We are using Mike for our wedding hands down. Great guy, even better photographer!
MLR Images, LLCMLR Images, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had Pastor Mike officiated our September wedding and we couldn't be happier with our experience with him! Our day wouldn't have gone nearly as smooth if it wasn't for him. He was EXACTLY what we were looking for. He was very professional and responsive when it came to everything. He provided us with a ceremony we will remember forever. We gave him an idea of how we wanted our ceremony to be and his guidance helped us easily plan our ceremony and vows (and made it stress free!) I would recommend Pastor Mike to anyone in a heartbeat.
Pastor Mike's Wedding OfficiatingPastor Mike's Wedding Officiating
Leah S.
Ralphann is truly a lifesaver! My wedding was the last weekend of october but in september I found out that the previous girl I had hired was going to flake and lucky for me I was able to find this amazing women to save the day. Pricing was just right, super kind, and does amazing work. She even came to my house to do my trial run, even though she lives in a different state! Her professionalism was top notch. I can not stop talking about her amazing work to all of my friends and family! HIGHLY reccomened!!
Beyond Beauty Bridal Hair and MakeupBeyond Beauty Bridal Hair and Makeup
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