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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.

How much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

Reviews for Philadelphia wedding service professionals
Thumbtack Customer
John is helpful and nice. We are able to get our wedding ceremony done within a week. He responds quickly through emails and phone, and offers great advice on wedding vows. On the wedding day, he arrived promptly and showed professionalism in services.
Hayduk Wedding Services Affiliated with The Chu...Hayduk Wedding Services Affiliated with The Chu...
Thumbtack Customer
John was a consummate professional in all aspects of planning my wedding. My husband, Peter, and I were both pleased with the service and his caring demeanor!
Hayduk Wedding Services Affiliated with The Chu...Hayduk Wedding Services Affiliated with The Chu...
Cristian R.
Nikeya is a beautiful person ! Our wedding went so smooth with her professionalism! It was a bless having her. Many many stars for service ❤️ thank you Nikeya
Whitaker WeddingsWhitaker Weddings
Thumbtack Customer
She was fantastic! Great price great personality! Happy to have her do my makeup service! Michelle made me look fantastic for my cousins wedding!
Beauty by MichelleBeauty by Michelle
Amina P.
As always she did an amazing job! I’ve utilized her services as a bridesmaids in a friends wedding and for my engagement photo shoot, and I will once again for my wedding day. She does amazing work and will customize your look however you’d like. She’s super professional, punctual and friendly. I highly recommend her!
Timothy T.
I hired Veronica for my wedding on October 26, 2019 and I was very happy with her work. The hair stylist and makeup artist that she works with were great as well. The service Veronica provide really took a lot of stress off the morning of the wedding. Veronica and her team came the morning of the wedding promptly on time with great attitudes. My wife was so happy with the hair stylist and makeup artist. While my wife was being attended to, Veronica was setting up pre-wedding photos with rings, gown, shoes and flower arrangements. They look great!!! Then at the wedding Veronica and her second photographer worked up to the time agreed too. Veronica has a great attitude and bring good energy. I’d recommend her 5 stars out 5
Veronica Valentino Photography LLCVeronica Valentino Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Edward is simply an awesome person to work with so involved and caring to all your needs. My husband and I would like to thank you for your amazing service at our wedding. You were so professional and patient and punctual. If anyone is looking for a Wedding Officant that will provide you with a beautiful ceremony to your taste and listen to all your request and add a special touch Edward is your guy. We will recommend you to any of our friends or family future weddings. Thank you :)
Edward DeSilva ~ Wedding OfficiantEdward DeSilva ~ Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Rev Lisa was absolutely outstanding!! She performed my daughter and son in laws interfaith wedding ceremony this Spring and made it the most personal and intimate experience for my children and guests alike. Lisa met with my kids several times and Lisa was apart of the rehearsal to ensure attention to the details. We counted on her for the most important part of the wedding and she delivered. I highly and fully recommend her services.
Reverend Lisa BruecksReverend Lisa Bruecks
Timothy W.
DJ Cam was the DJ for my wedding reception this past Saturday (May 11th). His customer service was outstanding. If I had any changes or questions, he was quick to respond either through phonecall, text or email. I had an awesome time and so did everyone that showed up. The music choice was great and he even was able to adapt the program to keep things moving while the food was still being set up. I even had an impromptu dance battle lol. Everything was simply amazing and I would recommend his services to anyone that is looking for a good DJ for either receptions or actual weddings. You will not be disappointed. The price that was charged for the service was well worth the value for what was received. I will definitely use his services again for my next event.
A to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJsA to Z DJ’s, Mirror Photo Booth and Real DJs
Katherine p.
Mr Bean and his wonderful wife; attended and officiated our wedding this evening. They were professional, supportive and spoke beautifully about the love they share with each other. Derrick conducted an elegant and romantic service in my back yard. He was very present and my whole family enjoyed his company. I highly recommend! PS, if you book this man, send him home with some sweets, it was much appreciated Thank you Derrick for making our cancelled wedding PERFECT
Minister Derrick Bean, Wedding OfficiantMinister Derrick Bean, Wedding Officiant
Scheneider S.
My wife and I want to thank you Mr. Derrick Bean for making our day fantastic and our wedding ceremony absolutely beautiful. Besides his great personality, he's punctual, responsible. He deserves a lot of credit for a perfectly executed service. He was very flexible, kind and willing to marry us. We were fully satisfied and we couldn't have asked for more. We highly recommend him to anyone who's looking for an officiant for their wedding.
Minister Derrick Bean, Wedding OfficiantMinister Derrick Bean, Wedding Officiant
Guillaume L.
David was fantastic to work with. Given the short notice we gave him (2 weeks), he delivered a wonderful text/speech on our wedding day. Thank you for making it a smooth and enjoyable moment for us. I'd recommend everyone to hire his services for your big day!
One Love Weddings by DaveOne Love Weddings by Dave
Thumbtack Customer
I am thrilled and eager to share a review for Rodger Lippman. Rodger served as the DJ and musical entertainer for our son's wedding on Sept 12 at Le Meridian Philadelphia. He played to a reception of approximately 150 guests. His song lists and DJing performance significantly contributed to a wonderful celebration of families and friends. After I interviewed Rodger I knew immediately he was the perfect DJ for the wedding. He offered an extensive list of services and ideas to promote a lively wedding reception. My son married a Korean girl. Acknowledging this, Rodger offered right away to compile a list of Korean songs to satisfy her family. I was impressed with his professionalism and desire to accomadate our families needs. Additionally, Rodger helped our Korean guests who wanted to perform for the group by meeting their technical performance needs. The wedding reception was awesome...the dance floor was alive until the last dance! I recommend Rodger Lippman with enthusiasm! Rodger is an outstanding entertainer who truly helped make our son's wedding so memorable for our family and guests. Thank you, Rodger! Job well done!
NJ Sings DJ Services, LLCNJ Sings DJ Services, LLC
Jamie M.
My fiance and I were faced with the challenge of moving our wedding date up to accomodate his very ill parents. It was super important for his parents to be there for our wedding day, but their health was failing......BOTH of them at the same time. We decided to forego the traditional "big family wedding" and opted for an intimate, immediate "family only" ceremony in the matter of weeks. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, but having to put EVERYTHING together in a few weeks is almost impossible. I was looking for a wedding officiant who was flexible, organized, competent and most of all, had a warm and welcoming sense of humor. The Men In Black exceeded all of those expectations beyond our wildest imagination. They were responsive from the first inquiry, and from there, it was flawless.......Absolutely SUPER ORGANIZED......NO MATTER WHAT DENOMINATION OR FAITH YOU PRACTICE, MEN IN BLACK CAN AND WILL ACCOMODATE YOU. I was so hesitatant about shying away from the "the traditional church wedding", but time was not on our side. The MEN IN BLACK were a God sent.....I cannot thank them enough for their professional service, quality of ceremony and amazing communication throughout. If you are looking for an officiant, please.....LOOK NO MORE.....THE MEN IN BLACK ARE EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. Congrats on your big day!!!! You have enough to worry about.....Let the Men In Black do what they do best!!!!!!
Men In Black OfficiantsMen In Black Officiants
Tracy n.
Dave is a great officiant to work with! He was very helpful when it came to figuring out what to do for a quick and fast wedding ceremony and very understanding! I definitely recommend him for your personal day for his professionalism, punctuality and overall great service helping me and my fiancee finish the marriage process!
One Love Weddings by DaveOne Love Weddings by Dave
Susan R.
Dave was our officiant this weekend for our wedding. My husband and I are of mixed faiths. Dave was very patient and helpful with assisting us to create the service that we wanted. I would highly recommended him to anyone seeking to be married. He and his wife Katie are lovely. Don't hesitate to hire him. Susan Rose
One Love Weddings by DaveOne Love Weddings by Dave
Thumbtack Customer
DJ KEVY KEV. What can I say, he went above and beyond. He DJ'd my wedding reception at the Regal Ballroom for 4 hrs. His attire was very professional and pleasant. We had such a great time with non-stop music and continuous dancing. I will definitely use his services at my next affair.
Amber W.
Lynda was amazing to work with - kind, responsive, thorough, and understanding - perfect for a stressed out bride! She has clearly done this many times before and was very reassuring leading up to the big day. Lynda was booked on our actual wedding day so she had her assistant perform the ceremony, and she did a wonderful job! I would recommend Lynda's services to anyone. :)
Ceremonies By LyndaCeremonies By Lynda
Thumbtack Customer
Andrea provided make up services as well as photography for my wedding and family reunion. She was absolutely marvellous, professional, affordable and attentive she made sure that I was stunning and that my make up was on point throughout my entire event. She made me feel as a bride should on their day.. There are not enough words or space for me to continue to express my gratitude and overall satisfaction with Andrea for her services. I was and am still beyond pleased. I LOVE HER 💜💜💜 I will definitely be using her for future events.
Afta AfexxAfta Afexx
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Jean was extremely delightful and professional. My husband and I had a destination wedding therefore, we only needed to have our marriage legalized in the states. Although all we needed was her to review our documents and recognize our marriage, she still performed a ceremony and we exchanged vows again. It was short, sweet but heartfelt and inexpensive. We highly recommend her services.
LoveSong WeddingsLoveSong Weddings
Sarah R.
We hired Elizabeth to photograph our wedding ceremony and to take portraits after the ceremony and we are very glad we did. From our initial contact to receiving the final product, Elizabeth was always professional and responsive. She made us and our guests feel comfortable while taking our photos, and she has a great eye for backdrops and poses. She was punctual and efficient during the time she was with us as well. Our photos were delivered to us promptly. We thought her services were an excellent value and a perfect option for our needs. Last but not least, the photos are beautiful and we are so pleased with her style. We could not be happier with our decision to hire Elizabeth for our wedding!
Elizabeth Hasier PhotographyElizabeth Hasier Photography
Traci H.
I would give Love Songs Weddings a 10 Star if it was an option. I received a response from them immediately after posting. Rev. Jean responded very quickly and offered next day availability. We were welcomed into an atmosphere so peaceful and our ceremony was professionally done. It was beautiful. I highly recommend this service. We felt so comfortable and everything was done so sweetly. Thanks again for helping us create a memorable ceremony.
LoveSong WeddingsLoveSong Weddings
Jacob M.
Ryan was AWESOME! We had a very small self-uniting wedding due to the pandemic, and Ryan’s geniality made it feel like she was part of the family. Her work is beyond quality; she made us feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera and directed our poses and backdrops. We were in the hands of an expert. The photographs are the best pictures we’ve had taken of us in our decade long relationship, and because these will stay with us forever, it means that much more to us. We highly recommend Ryan’s services!
Ryan Rose PhotographerRyan Rose Photographer
Thumbtack Customer
Lori is wonderful! My husband and I were particular about our ceremony. We wanted the focus to solely be on our relationship and our love for each other. Lori listened to exactly what we wanted and guided us through how she works her magic. We had the most beautiful service thanks to her! She also encouraged us to do a candle lighting, which we're so happy we did! Thank you Lori for being such a memorable part of our wedding day!!
Lori Gersh, Wedding Officiant/Spiritual MinisterLori Gersh, Wedding Officiant/Spiritual Minister
Thumbtack Customer
Ed was awesome , so easy to work with ! He put the ceremony together and personalized it to the point that the guest thoughts the grown and bride wrote each other vows . Easy communication by phone or email. He is just a very nice person to deal with and will take all the stress away from you. I helped us for my aunt wedding this October in fort Washington PA.Overall I'm over satisfied with his services . I will use him any other time for all my family members.
Edward DeSilva ~ Wedding OfficiantEdward DeSilva ~ Wedding Officiant
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