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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 Houston wedding services
Juan G.
He did awesome at our wedding !!!!!
Sonido BacteriaSonido Bacteria
Thumbtack Customer
Wedding ceremony. Very nice man.
Your Special DayYour Special Day
Thumbtack Customer
Jan was prompt and professional. She stayed in contact with me over the course of the 2 week period and the morning of the wedding (we had an evening wedding). We had a small wedding and she graciously took our photo. what a wonderful person. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wedding MinisterWedding Minister
Tryphonia A.
Glo did an excellent job for my wedding. The flowers were beautiful, wedding arch breathtaking. She is also very affordable. I would definitely recommend!
GloriSosa Events and DecorGloriSosa Events and Decor
Diana A.
DJ Kayenne was so friendly and professional. I needed a bilingual DJ for my wedding and he definitely kept the party going. Everyone had a great time and were dancing on the dance floor. Before the wedding, he asked me for suggestions on songs we wanted to hear at our wedding and he played all. Very respectful and great quality of work. The week that hurricane Harvey hit, he contacted me asking how I was doing and checked in for the status of the wedding. I like how professional he was. He asked for the colors of my wedding to match, I like the effort he put into our wedding. Will definitely refer him to any friends or family for future events.
DJ KayenneDJ Kayenne
Pauline R.
Mr. Peden was a very nice gentleman. He arrived 30 minutes before my wedding was to start as planned and was an absolute professional with the entire ceremony. He was a very down to earth person and I am glad I chose him to officiate our wedding. Thank you Johnny for being part of our wedding memories.
Your Special DayYour Special Day
Thumbtack Customer
She was very polite and respectful of our little wedding.
Wedding MinisterWedding Minister
Sarah A.
Great music! Kept the party going at my wedding!
DJ Men-YoDJ Men-Yo
Thumbtack Customer
We loved every wedding picture he took
John Huang PhotographyJohn Huang Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Our engagement and wedding photos came out great!
JTM Media Image LLCJTM Media Image LLC
Wonju J.
Kim is absolutely wonderful to work with! She is very quick to respond to questions and emails, and provided me with photos to help me envision the flowers for my wedding. Kim also suggested different types of flowers for a July wedding (I have zero knowledge in flowers). I can't wait to see the bouquets on my wedding day!
A Touch of EleganceA Touch of Elegance
Megan S.
They were absolutely wonderful to work with! On my wedding day, they set up the reception, and it looked wonderful! Everything ran so smoothly! I would definitely recommend using them to help with your wedding!
Wedding and Event PlannersWedding and Event Planners
Cool G.
Yulissa did a excellent job at Indian wedding - Thanks much!
Yulissa PhotographyYulissa Photography
Estela O.
She was an excellent officiant to our wedding, very kind and professional.
Wedding MinisterWedding Minister
Tarri L.
Haven't had the wedding yet, but we met with him, and are delighted.
Pastor BradPastor Brad
Chanel W.
I have hired P. August for my wedding event.
The Academy for Arts & EducationThe Academy for Arts & Education
Gaby L.
Linda made me look amazingly on my wedding day!
Je Crois Brows and Beauty (aka Glamorous by Linda)Je Crois Brows and Beauty (aka Glamorous by Linda)
Thumbtack Customer
Throughout the process Chris was great but the night before the wedding he text me and said he couldn't do the wedding because his equipment wasn't working. Thank God I found a replacement in time
Chris Dussette (DJ Killa C)Chris Dussette (DJ Killa C)
Iris V.
Such a great job 👏🏻 I had the best wedding pictures thanks to Alex 👍🏻👍🏻
Alex Tongol PhotographyAlex Tongol Photography
Christopher L.
Joe was awesome to work with and I’d recommend him for any wedding or event!
Joe Than PhotographyJoe Than Photography
Christopher L.
George did a really job at our wedding, I’ll definitely give him a call when it’s time for my next wedding! lol ... On a serious note George was great and the photo booth that we added was a nice touch.
DJs For Memorable OccassionsDJs For Memorable Occassions
Akshaya D.
Ms. Jan was an absolute delight to work with. We planned our wedding at the end of Galveston Island on the beach and she worked with us at a short notice. Without any hesitation, we would highly recommend her for your wedding day.
Wedding MinisterWedding Minister
Thumbtack Customer
She did an amazing job at our wedding. I tottaly recommend her.
Silverbell WeddingsSilverbell Weddings
Thumbtack Customer
Wedding cermomy. Ms. Maria, amazing, AWSOME WOW. Thanks cuz lol
Silverbell WeddingsSilverbell Weddings
Mansi K.
Jan was amazing!! She was very kind and caring before, during and after the ceremony. Our wedding had a mixture of Indian and American traditions and Jan prepared the perfect script for our wedding. She followed up with me a week before the wedding for any last minute changes and also learned pronunciations of some Hindi words. She arrived 45 minutes early and explained details to me and my (now) husband about the sequence of the ceremony. She also did her research on Hindu traditions (garlands, sindoor) before our ceremony to make sure everything was correct on the script. She is a wonderful wedding officiant! I am so fortunate to have Jan as my wedding officiant. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Wedding MinisterWedding Minister
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