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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 Nashville wedding services
Andrew W.
Very well done video of our wedding
Sean McGee CreativeSean McGee Creative
Jessie S.
The Footes were so great to work with for our wedding. Everyone had an awesome time, and my best friend is using them for her wedding now! Love supporting veterans as well. Such a great experience.
Big Foote EntertainmentBig Foote Entertainment
Chase L.
Laura did an awesome job (pretty last minute) for our wedding!
Lauren Sykes OfficiantLauren Sykes Officiant
Danielle G.
I highly recommend Jazmins pastries. My wedding cake looked amazing!
Jazmin's PastriesJazmin's Pastries
Maria C.
Krystal was simply amazing! She got in touch with us and gave us suggestions to make sure that our wedding ceremony was sweet and perfect, and IT WAS!! There was a tornado in our area about a week before our wedding and she contacted us to make sure we were safe and to know if we needed anything, which made us love her even more. We couldn't have had a better wedding officiant!
Walker2TheAltar WeddingsWalker2TheAltar Weddings
Thumbtack Customer
Jessie did a terrific job performing our wedding. I highly recommend him.
Jesse Campbell Marriage MinistryJesse Campbell Marriage Ministry
Maureen R.
Josh was the perfect DJ for our daughters wedding!! He was a great MC.. Very friendly and professional, very organized and easy to reach out to while we were planning!! He kept the dance floor full with all the right music and kept the guests hyped! We had so many compliments about how fun the wedding was, and Josh gets alot of that credit. Happy to say that a least one engaged couple from our wedding party is now considering using Josh for their wedding soon too. Thank you Josh, for all the hard work you put into making it an unforgettable and amazing night!
Josh EdwardsJosh Edwards
Thumbtack Customer
Derrell was so quick to respond and a treat to have at our wedding. So grateful for him!
Derrell Swagrito Vaughn DJDerrell Swagrito Vaughn DJ
Mariah B.
Daniel was excellent, we wanted candid photos of our wedding and he captured every moment.
DP PhotographyDP Photography
Brian W.
Although we had to move the location of our wedding the communication was awesome. Very nice guy.
Tennessee Wedding MinisterTennessee Wedding Minister
Thumbtack Customer
Organized, good communication, and a great entertainer! Kept everyone dancing all night at my wedding!
Derrell Swagrito Vaughn DJDerrell Swagrito Vaughn DJ
Kelly D.
Pastor Gary was fantastic! He made our wedding personal even on very short notice!
TN Wedding PastorsTN Wedding Pastors
Thumbtack Customer
Mari did a beautiful job on my wedding flowers and was able to match what I wanted perfectly!
Flourishing FlowersFlourishing Flowers
Diane B.
Joe Timberlake was the perfect officiant. He let us create our own ceremony and vows, but put his own spin on it. He made us laugh, cry, and enjoy our wedding! He and his wife were wonderful to all of our guests. Thank you, Joe, for making our wedding special!
Joseph TimberlakeJoseph Timberlake
Thumbtack Customer
Marisol did an amazing job on the flowers for my wedding! She went above and beyond expectation. The location of my ceremony changed from outside to inside on the day of my wedding and she made it look amazing! She's very good at what she does. So happy with Flourishing Flowers and would definitely recommend!
Flourishing FlowersFlourishing Flowers
Amy O.
Brody was very professional and did a great job on my wedding photos. They turned out beautifully. I highly recommend him.
Brody Hall PhotographyBrody Hall Photography
Maureen R.
My daughter's wedding is coming up in June 2019, and Josh seemed like the perfect fit for our DJ... We can't really speak for the work quality yet, but he's been responsive and very professional with a pleasant attitude over the phone. We're confidant that he will make this one super fun event!! We'll comment more after the wedding!
Josh EdwardsJosh Edwards
Thumbtack Customer
Ms. Valise Jackson is a courteous and professional wedding officiant. She was patient even when we were running behind by a half hour or so. She has a decent and appropriate sense of humor and made us feel at ease in the short but solemn ceremony. I will recommend her to anyone who needs a freelance wedding officiant in the Nashville area,
TN Mobile Public Notary and Wedding OfficiantTN Mobile Public Notary and Wedding Officiant
Savannah H.
Our wedding cake was beautiful and all our friends thought the cupcakes were delicious! I will definitely be ordering from him again.
DunkBakesDunkBakes
Rebekkah H.
She was absolutely wonderful my pastor had backed out two days before my wedding and she was able to do it for me.
I Thee Wed Wedding Officiant, Shannon GutierrezI Thee Wed Wedding Officiant, Shannon Gutierrez
Thumbtack Customer
I was blessed to have found Laurel Elizabeth Makeup & Design! Very professional and catered everything to my needs for my Wedding day!
Laurel Elizabeth Makeup & DesignLaurel Elizabeth Makeup & Design
Amanda D.
Joe did an amazing job!!! Joe was was everything you could want in a wedding officiant! He was kind, thoughtful, and professional. Even though we had only met just a bit before our wedding it was like we had known Joe for years! Our ceremony was perfect and his balance of seriousness and lightheartedness was great!! He was the perfect person for the job!
Joseph TimberlakeJoseph Timberlake
Heather B.
Allison was amazing. My sisters and I decided to get my cousin a photographer for her wedding as a gift, and due to logistical issues -- my cousin and her-now husband live in Scotland and the wedding was in Nashville -- the bride and groom were unable to meet with her until a few days before the wedding. Allison immediately put them at ease and helped them decide what types of photos they wanted. She scouted the best locations at the venue and made everyone feel comfortable while taking numerous combos of family photos. We decided to adopt her into our crazy band of cousins! Thank you, Allison!
Allison Akins PhotographyAllison Akins Photography
Rich G.
Ray is a true professional. He worked every detail of my daughter's wedding as if it was his own. I would recommend Ray without question.
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Melvin B.
I worked with Larry & Eddie for my wedding proposal video and photos and must say they exceeded my expectations. Anytime I need to reach out prior to and during process they was always prompt in responses and getting me updates. Their extremely professional and come up with thought ways help make your project memorable and a success. I was so pleased by their business, that I hired them for my wedding.
Bileon DesignBileon Design
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