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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.

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. 

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Rittenhouse Square wedding services
Thumbtack Customer
Dan was a professional at our wedding and fun at the same time. Our wedding guests had so much fun with the music. Thanks to Dan, our wedding was a success. I would definitely recommend Dan to all our friends!!
Dr. D.J. Paulish Entertainment NorthDr. D.J. Paulish Entertainment North
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was very professional and timely. She made our wedding very special and I will highly recommend her for your wedding.
Chris McGuigan, Wedding OfficiantChris McGuigan, Wedding Officiant
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...
Daja F.
OMG, she was beyond great. She even dressed to matched our wedding colors. She knew how to read the crowd and just was great for our wedding!!! Will book again for another event.
DJ PurHeRFik, Prod, LLCDJ PurHeRFik, Prod, LLC
Rom R.
I needed a wedding officiant for my wedding which was scheduled on 10/28/18. The first time I spoke with Lindsey, I knew she was the one I wanted. She was really sweet, and had great positive energy. She was great with keeping in touch and was very professional. She made me feel comfortable and less stressed about he whole ordeal. She did a great job officiating our wedding. I loved the wedding script she prepared and everything was perfect!
Philly’s Wedding OfficiantPhilly’s Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
make up for a wedding. Kat was friendly and professional. Nice job
KC's Hair And MakeupKC's Hair And Makeup
Rasheeda l.
She made our wedding day even more special 😍
Brandy's BlessingsBrandy's Blessings
Abigail S.
I hired William West a few months ago to photograph my wedding. The wedding has not occurred yet but he has been very responsiveness, polite, and easy to work with so far. Definitely a good find!
William West StudioWilliam West Studio
Gregoria F.
Kimberly was very professional!.. I recommend Kimberly blessings for your wedding..
Kimberly's BlessingsKimberly's Blessings
Thumbtack Customer
The wedding was great. David did an exeptional job. He was on time, kind, and organized. I would recommend David to anyone who is getting married in the future. Thanks again for making our wedding something we will cherish forever.
One Love Weddings by DaveOne Love Weddings by Dave
Thumbtack Customer
Dr. David Turner was awesome he was patient and very kind and stayed in contact throughout the whole Time before the wedding. He was a delight The bride was very happy and so was the groom. We made the right choice. The wedding went perfect.
One Love Weddings by DaveOne Love Weddings by Dave
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
Jerome S.
Was fun taking shots from David, enjoyed the whole shoot for our wedding.
Masters of Light PhotographyMasters of Light Photography
Ariana S.
Did a amazing job before and after the wedding!Well recommend him to everyone.😀
DLG  EntertainmentDLG Entertainment
Ina W.
This guy is great! How do I know? I ran out of time and was only able to talk to him at all until AFTER my wedding. He showed up early to set up, asked my wedding coordinator all the right questions, played music that got everyone up on the dance floor, and pronounced all the wedding party names right. If you're thinking about it, hire this guy for your event! 🥰
DLG  EntertainmentDLG Entertainment
Deven W.
She suggested so many innovative ideals to add to our wedding experience. Excepting her suggestions made our wedding sensational. We were blessed to find Brandy's Blessings. She enhanced the quality of our momentous day. We love her!
Brandy's BlessingsBrandy's Blessings
Hilary H.
Wonderful to work with and the price was excellent. She went above and beyond to make my wedding beautiful!
Prestigious Petals LLCPrestigious Petals LLC
Lisa M.
Everyone complimented me on my makeup. I looked the best I could possibly look on my wedding day. I felt so beautiful. Keeah was amazing and professional. She helped make my wedding day one of the most special days of my life.
Stacy E.
Thank you so much Matt for helping to make our wedding amazing. The photos are perfect.
Matt Yeandel PhotographyMatt Yeandel Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jean was so welcoming and gave us a very memorable Wedding! Thank you so much!
LoveSong WeddingsLoveSong Weddings
Tamika D.
I've decided to choose Mr. Zavala to officiate my summer outdoor wedding. His response time is superb and he is very professional. He provided my wedding script and its was very lovely! Looking forward to the big day and for Mr. Zavala to officiate. I certainly recommend! 😊
David E. Zavala:  2hearts 2gether 4everDavid E. Zavala: 2hearts 2gether 4ever
Ashley V.
Lori was absolutely fabulous to work with for my 1950’s Friday the 13th wedding. She was so sweet and professional and up to whatever challenge I threw at her. From the start of the emails all the way to the wedding day she was excided and amazing to work with. She skyped us, before we even chose her, to talk about the process and get to know us a little. She walked us through the Wedding License process and created the most amazing hand fasting ceremony for us, that was unique to our personalities and us. I CAN NOT recommend Lori enough. If you want amazing, beautiful and fun wedding you should give her a call!
Lori Gersh, Wedding Officiant/Spiritual MinisterLori Gersh, Wedding Officiant/Spiritual Minister
Catherine H.
We had Michael and Ken officiate at my daughter’s 8/31/18 wedding in Philadelphia. This was an out-of-state wedding and there were numerous details to take care of. Ken was so helpful and super quick to respond to questions and provide feedback on the wedding script. They provided helpful suggestions for wedding readings and music selections. It greatly simplified what could have been an overwhelming process. Michael and Ken also provided invaluable advice during the rehearsal, putting my daughter and future son-in-law at ease. The ceremony was beautiful, they crafted such a personal, specifically designed one for them. They interwove some humorous elements that helped them to relax and enjoy the ceremony. They were so friendly and engaging, our guests told us repeatedly how much they enjoyed the ceremony and speaking to them at the reception. Selecting Michael and Ken was the smartest thing I did during the wedding planning process.
Men In Black OfficiantsMen In Black Officiants
Jillian B.
Cannot say enough about what a positive experience it was to work with Gabriella. Her professionalism, attitude, and kindness are unparalleled. The quality of her photos is superb, capturing the perfect moments and memories. She was truly wonderful to work with, cannot thank her enough! Absolutely love her work on our small wedding ceremony...from her kind, calming demeanor to help ease pre-wedding nerves and smooth hiccups, to her beautiful photography! She helped to make our wedding perfect. Thank you, thank you!
Unnamed BusinessUnnamed Business
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
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