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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 Chattanooga wedding services
Rose S.
He did an excellent job as the officiant for my wedding!
Integrity ServicesIntegrity Services
Breanna W.
I highly recommend Matthew to take your wedding photos. Matthew made sure that all of our requests and expectations were addressed well before the wedding and maintained good communication up to the wedding. On my wedding day, Matthew was early and well prepared for our ceremony. He was also very professional and tactful in how he gave directions while shooting. I am grateful to have found such a dependable and professional photographer for our big day!
Matthew CrenshawMatthew Crenshaw
Laura E.
Jerome was great, made our wedding day special
Master Illusionist Jerome RewisMaster Illusionist Jerome Rewis
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Glass was amazing. He was very punctual and friendly with my family. He didn't mind that it was a last minute- 2 day before Christmas wedding. My husband, family and I were very thankful to have him perform our small wedding at Coolidge Park.
Integrity ServicesIntegrity Services
Christine M.
ONYX Entertainment did a great job with my daughter's wedding. Would definitely hire again for future events!
ONYX EntertainmentONYX Entertainment
Lisa P.
They were so great!! They worked with our lack of organization so well, and made our wedding reception fabulous! Thanks so much!
Parties 4 UParties 4 U
Thumbtack Customer
Phillip was amazing. He was very easy to work with and extremely accommodating. I highly recommend Phillip if you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding.
Integrity ServicesIntegrity Services
Alex V.
James was an awesome DJ! He made our wedding day so much fun and got everyone on the dance floor! He was so nice to talk to and very responsive!
JD Photography & DJ ServiceJD Photography & DJ Service
Dina l.
Kersta was amazing! Gave ya everything we wanted in our simple last minute wedding. Thank you for helping us have the best day of our lives!
The Moon CrabThe Moon Crab
Kathryn B.
I could not have asked for a better band to play on my wedding day. They by far exceeded my expectations and everyone had the time of their life. JD was so professional and was the best vendor to work with. Highly recommended!!
Top Tier Band & DJ serviceTop Tier Band & DJ service
Erin J.
We had a small wedding in the park and she was amazing! Her energy was just right and her voice so sweet!! She was very quick to respond to our questions and we would definitely recommend her for your special day
Dawn HendrixDawn Hendrix
Angela D.
We are so happy that we were able to have Don officiate our wedding. He was quick to respond and was able to be there last minute. He made our day all the more special and felt like family as soon as we met.
affordable weddings and photographyaffordable weddings and photography
Thumbtack Customer
My fiancé and I decided on a spur of the moment wedding. Jerome was so easy to work with. Great communication and very patient considering I changed my mind on the location an hour prior to the ceremony! He genuinely wanted to make our day special!!
Master Illusionist Jerome RewisMaster Illusionist Jerome Rewis
Lauren G.
DJ Zetha was great at my wedding! He did our ceremony and reception and really made the whole day wonderful! Also worked well my day of coordinator to make sure I had the best experience possible. I definitely recommend him!
Sounds Right EntertainmentSounds Right Entertainment
Kelly H.
Kevin was absolutely perfect for my daughter's wedding! He was creative, flexible, professional, and very caring. He and his wife Gennie were a great team, and our pictures turned out so beautifully! I am so glad we found him!
Kevin at Swishkraft MediaKevin at Swishkraft Media
Fonda W.
Hands down, Avery is one of the best! AC Photography is first class . He made our daughters dream wedding come true. You would have never believed from these photos and his outstanding work that this was done during a Pandemic. Our pictures are timeless!
AC PhotographyAC Photography
Meaghan K.
Laurel was beyond wonderful! On time, did the most beautiful makeup ever and made me feel and look like a princess on my wedding day! Could not say enough wonderful things about Laurel and would recommend to any and all brides. Thank you again Laurel❤
Laurel Elizabeth Makeup & DesignLaurel Elizabeth Makeup & Design
Megan C.
We had an amazing wedding in Chattanooga TN ON 5/33 thanks to all the help Shikha and her team did to make our special day amazing!!!! I purchased the day of coordinator package, which also includes monthly checkins and regular communication for any questions or recommendations. Having Shikha to help with a lot of small planning details made this process so much easier. She also recommended us to DJ WHO, which made our event absolutely amazing (dj services, digital photobooth, giant sparklers, party lights and more!). If you are looking for someone to help you plan and execute an amazing wedding, look no further than this team!!
Party People Events & DecorParty People Events & Decor
Marlynn G.
Ernie was outstanding! We hired him for my daughter’s wedding and he was friendly, helpful, prompt with his communication, and did an excellent job getting people on the dance floor. Customer service is very important to me and Ernie delivered! I HIGHLY recommend him for your event. You won’t be sorry!
House of Harlow DJHouse of Harlow DJ
Maddie T.
She was fantastic. Totally made her day. Everything happened so fast and she was right there the whole way answered any questions that I had, and made sure that we felt special. Waited on our time even though we were late to our own wedding LOL. She was fantastic and a pure joy
Dawn HendrixDawn Hendrix
Linda F.
Paul was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and communicative, and was very professional. His work is amazing. The photographs he took of my son and his wife’s wedding reception, as well as photos of the couple beforehand, were absolutely stunning. I highly recommend Paul for your event. Thank you, Paul, for your beautiful work.
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
Anne M.
Derek was the DJ at my wedding in October 2020. He was absolutely fantastic! He played some of my husband and I's favorite songs, along with some songs that got everyone on the dance floor! He was also awesome at directing people's attention when needed, and leading us in some fun games! Highly recommend him.
ONYX EntertainmentONYX Entertainment
Kelly G.
He played everything requested at our wedding. He even took a song I sent him by my dad (who has passed) and played it as I’d requested during the reception. I was very happy and pleased by Mr. Rodney :) He knew how to get my few dancers going later on!!! No complaints! Can’t go wrong with him!
Southern Tunes EntertainmentSouthern Tunes Entertainment
Emily P.
Pastor Terry Price was so wonderful! We had regular facetime calls and immediately felt comfortable knowing we had made a great choice in having him wed us. Pastor Terry gave us sample ceremony drafts and we modified them to make ours exactly as we wanted. He was easy to work with and we couldn't have been happier with our decision. We'd recommend him to everyone!
The Alabaster House and Wedding OfficiantThe Alabaster House and Wedding Officiant
Lisa J.
The Top Tier Band provided a wonderful variety of music for the Bride and Groom and all our guests! The first dance was amazing along with the daddy/daughter dance. Top Tier was amazing when I requested a special song in rememberance of my sister. They didn't hesitate to fulfil my wish. I was touched by their kindness. My only wish was for the night to last longer so I could "sit" and enjoy the voices of the talented singers and band members! Instead they had me on my feet dancing and singing along. Performing at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, TN was a first for the Top Tier Band. I hope they enjoyed the atmosphere and lovely touch of "snow and hail" that blessed Melissa & Santosh along with our guests for their wedding celebration. With sincere appreciation, Lisa & George Brown
Top Tier Band & DJ serviceTop Tier Band & DJ service
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