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Your burning questions: answered

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. 

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.

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 Oak Lawn wedding services
Cameron S.
Our wedding officiant was absolutely amazing from the first time we contacted her about our wedding to our wedding day. She was very responsive and professional and such a pleasure to work with. Thank you!!
The Dotted LineThe Dotted Line
Thumbtack Customer
Wedding ceremony
James WahlJames Wahl
Yiwei H.
Tom was our wedding officiant, and he was great. We met several times before the wedding day and he gave us many good suggestions. We felt very comfortable while working with him. Tom is the one that you need for your wedding!
Kingdom Advance MinistriesKingdom Advance Ministries
Dara S.
I hired Laurel as a harpist for my wedding ceremony. We wanted to hire all small business owners for our wedding vendors and Laurel was good. She showed up on time and played for our wedding ceremony. It was an outdoor wedding (Dallas Arboretum) so it was hard to find musicians who would fit in a remote, garden setting. A harp was perfect for the setting and Laurel did well.
Harp Music by LaurelHarp Music by Laurel
Thumbtack Customer
I hired DJ Kappaman for my wedding, and he did an excellent job at the wedding. From the song selection to the customer interaction, Kappaman was very professional.
Kappaman EntertainmentKappaman Entertainment
Carissa G.
Met with him to go over wedding plans. Super nice guy! Listened to every detail we want. Can't wait for him to officiate our wedding.
Anthony PenickAnthony Penick
Thumbtack Customer
The greatest wedding ever thanks to Dr. Black
Lone Star Chaplain ServiceLone Star Chaplain Service
Maddy F.
Chris was awesome to have at our wedding!!! He had everyone dancing and having the best time! It was the perfect mix of today and throwbacks and my wedding guests loved it! Thank you Chris!!!
Synergy EntertainmentSynergy Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
My fiancé and I reached out to Pastor Tom when we found ourselves in need of a wedding officiant. We met with him in person and found him to be incredibly personable, genuine, and excited about getting to know us and our relationship. While we decided to work with a family friend who we recently discovered performs weddings, I would fully recommend Tom for your wedding. He clearly has a passion for weddings and serving others & the Lord, and it shows!
Kingdom Advance MinistriesKingdom Advance Ministries
Renae V.
Dr. Black was a phenomenal addition to our wedding! He not only prepared my husband and me, he did so in a patient, caring yet professional way. I was very nervous the day or our wedding, but he helped ease my nerves. I highly recommend him for any type of wedding, large or small!
Lone Star Chaplain ServiceLone Star Chaplain Service
Marita G.
Rafaela did a good job giving me a trial run for wedding make-up. I loved her professionalism and her responsiveness to my inquiry. Her rates are very competitive for the wedding industry!
BeautyByRafa Makeup+HairBeautyByRafa Makeup+Hair
Tonnett L.
Enjoyed the words of encouragement. Very impressed with the ceremony and attire for the wedding.
The Bridge Christian Counseling CenterThe Bridge Christian Counseling Center
Kathy D.
Super at offering assistance in other areas of wedding planning as well
Kamera Keys PhotographyKamera Keys Photography
Shantria P.
Michele was great I will be using her on the future for my wedding !
PAINT'D By MichelePAINT'D By Michele
Mary-Catherine W.
Made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
Denise A.
Paperie & Company made our wedding planning experience a breeze!!! Captured our vision for our wedding day perfectly and paired us with amazing vendors! Thank you so much for making our day perfect!
Paperie & CompanyPaperie & Company
Yazzail H.
She was very responsive & send a script ahead of time before the wedding.
Joined By JasmynJoined By Jasmyn
Thumbtack Customer
Azar has been instrumental in assisting me with all the arrangements for the wedding. The first time we met she truly wanted to understand our needs and vision for the big day. I am so excited that she will be a part of our wedding in April.
Nirvana Flowers and GiftsNirvana Flowers and Gifts
Rick A.
Micah and his team were so incredible during our entire wedding process. We had a FaceTime consultation where he made me and my wife feel at ease with hiring them as our videographers. It’s only been three weeks since our wedding date and we have already received the first version of our wedding short film. They are also going to include all of the raw footage (from three different video cameras) from our wedding in a USB flash drive. Do yourself a favor and book Aume for your next event. They were spectacular.
AUME Motion Arts, LLCAUME Motion Arts, LLC
Elizabeth B.
Very nice, did a great job on my hair and makeup for my friends wedding.
Zayd's BeautyZayd's Beauty
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was more than just a DJ. He took the time to meet with us in person 3-4x before the wedding, checked on us throughout the wedding - even bringing us drinks! Danced with us on the dance floor and provided great music throughout the ceremony and reception. His suggestions for music, lighting, and general planning of the wedding were fantastic. He responded to emails and questions almost immediately. We highly recommend him for any event!
Black Tie SoundsBlack Tie Sounds
Justin t.
Chris did an amazing job for our wedding. Our day was perfect and Chris only added to it.
Michele M.
Did such a great job on my engagement photos that I have booked her for my wedding.
Shannon Brianne Beauty | HAIR + MAKEUP + STYLEShannon Brianne Beauty | HAIR + MAKEUP + STYLE
Anisha S.
He was great. Very personable and kind. He made our small wedding feel warm.
Thumbtack Customer
We appreciate Dr. Black doing our wedding and being there on time and the beautiful script he wrote up for our ceremony, very personal and touching! ;-) However we did feel his attitude could have been better on our rehearsal and wedding day, a little disappointed. I understand he was going through a hard time, but theres no need to carry that attitude over into our wedding we had numerous people comment about it and it was embarrasing.
Lone Star Chaplain ServiceLone Star Chaplain Service
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