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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 Carver wedding services
Caitlin R.
Fantastic job with our wedding! Thank you!
Mac Flyte EntertainmentMac Flyte Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Nicki was very accommodating and professional. We appreciated her willingness to work with us to customize our wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend her services as a wedding officiant. Many Thanks!
CelebrationsCelebrations
Freda B.
He was fantastic! Caught every moment of my wedding!
R3 Photography RVAR3 Photography RVA
Gabriel C.
We had the pleasure of working with Steve for our wedding on 8/19/18 and he was by far amazing. He kept the wedding guest on the floor the whole night. Steve was also great to work with when it came to our music selection that we wanted for the wedding. He understood and was very patient with us! We most definitely will book him for other events!
Blendmasters DJ ServicesBlendmasters DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
Greg was on time and very professional. He DJ'd my first wedding I did under my wedding planner business. He was very friendly and came well equipped great music. Greg you Rock!
DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)
Kim W.
My wedding was exactly what we hoped, the process was easy thanks.
Let's Toast EventsLet's Toast Events
Freda B.
Loved my wedding ceremony! Thanks again for the great work you did!
Royal Treatment EventsRoyal Treatment Events
Thumbtack Customer
Alvin did a fantastic job I truly enjoyed having him at my wedding.
A. Tatum PhotographyA. Tatum Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Wayne was very helpful, and very attentive to our wedding. At his suggestion, we looked for ways to include our children into the ceremony (for which they and we were very appreciative). He made this wedding wonderful, and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
wayne swatlowskiwayne swatlowski
Chris S.
Gail did a fantastic job helping us with our wedding. She gave us great pointers on locations, our vows, handling the wedding license and even helped me with my boutonniere. I would highly recommend Gail for your special occasion.
Marriage Officiant, Gail OlbergMarriage Officiant, Gail Olberg
Thumbtack Customer
Nicki was a life saver! I contacted Nicki to help my best friend out since her Wedding Officiant backed out last minute, Nicki was able to step in with no problem and responded so quickly! Next, my friends wedding ended up getting postponed for a family emergency, and Nicki was wonderful to work with and able to reschedule. Finally on the wedding day she performed a beautiful ceremony and was so organized. I would recommend Nicki to anyone!
CelebrationsCelebrations
Ravi S.
DIM did a phenomenal job at my wedding reception. Outstanding communication and timeliness. Highly recommended
D.I.M. ProductionsD.I.M. Productions
Ricardo S.
Kee Kee was a pleasure to work with. She's very genuine and caring. She's definitely the one to call for a wedding!
Let's Toast EventsLet's Toast Events
Shannon N.
Bil was wonderful! Very professional and very punctual. I would highly recommend Tiny Wedding Chapel.
Tiny Chapel WeddingsTiny Chapel Weddings
Darryl B.
Professional experience from start to finish, both the wedding and reception were successful events in large part to S&A!
S&A EntertainmentS&A Entertainment
Vanessa C.
A lot didn’t go as planned for us but we still loved every minute of our wedding. Thank you
Let's Toast EventsLet's Toast Events
Monica A.
You did a great job at my wedding Larry!! Thank you so much for your service!!!1:0
DJ LARRY DDJ LARRY D
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks so much Greg. You were outstanding and made my wedding day a day to remember... God bless!!!
DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)DJ Greg G (Sound & Lighting)
Thumbtack Customer
Robin and Harlie are extremely personable. They are the type of people that you meet for the first time and feel like you've been knowing them for years. They are good hearted, down to earth people, who like having fun and will fit in with any crowd.Their accommodating spirit and flexibility in case it rained was greatly appreciated and allowed us to be stress free the day of our wedding. We are very happy that they were a part of our wedding day, and were very happy with the service they provided. I would strongly recommend them to my family and close friends for their weddings.
Bird on a Bike Wedding OfficiantsBird on a Bike Wedding Officiants
Alexa J.
Luis and his wife were absolutely amazing. They clicked instantly with the whole wedding party and made sure that everything was perfect and right on time.
LG Media LLCLG Media LLC
Amanda S.
Gail was amazing. Very professional and kept the wedding ceremony short and sweet as requested. She incorporated Game of Thrones and did a nice reading!😁
Marriage Officiant, Gail OlbergMarriage Officiant, Gail Olberg
William J.
Hope to see you in the future. So sorry our wedding didn’t happen but I do appreciate you for your time. Thank you!
Let's Toast EventsLet's Toast Events
JE'VON F.
We had " Ms.KIONDRIA JOHNSON " officiate our wedding, and we must say.Everything was handled "VERY" professionally.We we're truly impressed.She is a amazing person!!!!
Let's Toast EventsLet's Toast Events
Thumbtack Customer
He was the Dj at my Daughter Joy's wedding, was awesome and knew what music to play and kept the party going and we would use him again
Double J EntertainmentDouble J Entertainment
Zamora B.
Thess two were the perfect compliment to ky wedding. The communicated leading up to our day and rocked our event. If you are considering them do it!
JSDunk ProductionsJSDunk Productions
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