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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

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 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. 

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.

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.

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’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 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.

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.

Reviews for Hampton wedding services
Margaret N.
Not call a customer the night before their wedding and complain about one wedding running late and what they missed and then showing up late for the next appointment. Not booking so many weddings so close together which causes everything else not to work out the way it should.
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Joe officiated our backyard wedding. It felt personal and the vows he chose fit my husband and I perfectly. Even though we had not officially met Joe until the day of the wedding, it seemed as if we had known him for years. He offered great service, was funny, and fit right in with us. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much for a great wedding Joe!
Simply Wedding OfficiatingSimply Wedding Officiating
Daniel L.
Nicki was amazing! She took the time to get to know us and we are so thankful she was part of our wedding!
Thumbtack Customer
Mr.Campbell was great. He got to know me and my husband and our family and did a wonderful job officiant our wedding
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Robin S.
Dan did an excellent job at my daughters wedding. The vows and the prayer couldn't have been more perfect for the two of them.
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Shelia J.
Ebony and Jordyn made my wedding pictures excellent with all the Bridesmaids makeup. Would diffidently use them again and recommend them
Exclusive Lash Bar!Exclusive Lash Bar!
Vanessa B.
My wedding is next month. So far the process is so smooth. I had no idea what I wanted and Annette was so kind and patient. She not only helped me figure out exactly what I want but gave me advice and ideas for other parts of the wedding. I can't wait to see what she comes up with!
I Do Weddings with LoveI Do Weddings with Love
Amanda I.
Prissy helped with my wedding this past Thursday. I wanted to have someone to help my family and in-laws with their wedding looks with them traveling from out of town. I didn't want them to worry and she made sure they didn't! My ladies were happy and satisfied. She is timely, kind and professional. Beautiful work and we thank you so much!
Glamorize Me! Hair and Makeup ArtistryGlamorize Me! Hair and Makeup Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
He was extremely prepared. Engaged the audience. Excellent music choices based on the crowd!! Dressed appropriate --suit and tie for wedding. Will definitely use him again.
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Kasarah G.
Reverend Johnson was amazing from the very beginning! He was very responsive, he listened to my requests leading up to the wedding as well as he showed us some pointers and he also helped the groom and groomsmen finish getting ready! He was such a pleasure to have, The groom, bridal party, family and guests all enjoyed his presence! Thank you for officiating our wedding, you made our moment prefect!
The Ministry for YouThe Ministry for You
Kristoffer P.
Everything was great. He was able to help us out with our ceremony and added the different traditions for a traditional catholic/Filipino wedding. I would definitely recommend Rev James!!!
Columbus Wedding OfficiantColumbus Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Vin did an awesome job at our wedding last week! Everybody danced the whole time and he catered to every age group. Great price and the work was beyond quality!
DVC Entertainment, LLCDVC Entertainment, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The wedding still a few weeks away, but she is well intouch we me. She on point and has offer me many solution to help make sure things goes well.
Sweet Memories by CrystalSweet Memories by Crystal
Lisa S.
Thank you so much! You were so awesome! Everybody had such a great time. You made my daughters wedding a very memorable and special day , we were so glad to have you there :)
Time Passages Mobile DJ ServicesTime Passages Mobile DJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Campbell was beyond the best. First impression was amazing. The day of our wedding he met with me the groom and I told him my son wasn't feeling good but im ready; he ask to gather hands and pray before we head downstairs. That melted my heart. Our ceremony itself was so touching and how his own touches to our wedding gave it that punch and pop it needed. He is a true minister and we both keep talking about how great he was. Lots of smiles, tears, and laugher throughout. Rev. Campbell... Thanks you so much!
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Keith was so awesome! We literally planned our wedding like on the stop and he is their to do the ceremony for us. He is so friendly and he helped us decide where to do our simple ceremony. He is so nice and helpful! I will recommend him to my friends!
Hampton Roads OfficiantHampton Roads Officiant
Irene S.
Alexandra was quick to respond and willing to work with me even in the loom if the Covid19 pandemic. She played for my daughter’s wedding which was video live-streamed as we were unable to attend, but she was willing to do all of the music pieces we asked of her. Thank you so much Alexandra!
Alexandra Mullins Harp & PianoAlexandra Mullins Harp & Piano
Tiffany R.
Working with Mr. Johnson was truly amazing! Not only did he travel and give me a holiday wedding, but he was punctual (even though i wasn't) lol and he was very kind hearted. Such a sweet soul. I know who i need to renew my vows in a few years!!! Dewayne and I thank you immensely !!!
The Ministry for YouThe Ministry for You
Thumbtack Customer
Oh my goodness! Mr Daniel was amazing! The communication was great! He even helped us come up with a plan B incase my beach wedding was rained out. He added in a very touching tribute to my husbands late aunt. He was extremely personable and made everyone laugh! He really did make the ceremony special for us! I would DEFINITELY recommend!:)
I Thee WedI Thee Wed
Thumbtack Customer
Pastor Ed Lilley went above and beyond to make our wedding day a special and unique experience. This was my first experience using thumbtack and Pastor Ed took the time to reassure my wife and make her feel comfortable that our day would be special and that he was reliable and also eager to officiate our ceremony. His out going and friendly personality won us over and ultimately our guest as well. Pastor Ed did what ever was necessary to help us out even going as far as helping to set up. He interacted with the guest and our families breaking the ice and making everyone feel at ease with his personality and humor. The ceremony was beautiful! He spoke from the heart keeping the mood intimate but also injecting the right amount of humor. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Pastor Ed catered the ceremony just for us adjusting things on the go and keeping the flow of everything smooth and intimate. We were thoroughly impressed by Pastor Ed Lilley and would recommend him to anyone that wants a unique and personal wedding experience with someone who takes the time to show it was not just a job for him. From the inspirational words he said to me and my wife before the ceremony to dancing and interacting with the guest Ed Lilley was mire than just an officiate he was more like family. I truly appreciate him making our wedding such a beautiful occasion!!
Rev. Ed LilleyRev. Ed Lilley
Rebecca S.
Despite a rocky start (on our part) he was amazing! He was so open to doing our ceremony they way we wanted to. He was so easy to work with and made sure we were in touch every step of the way. The day of our wedding, he was awesome! We couldn't have asked for anything else. If you're looking for an officiant who isn't pushy and who wants to make sure your day is perfect...Keith is your guy!
Hampton Roads OfficiantHampton Roads Officiant
Dana L.
We were blown away with services provided by Robert and his wife on our wedding day. They arrived early and captured every moment we asked them to and so much more. There were some issues with the lighting in the church, but Robert came prepared. He remained professional and patient, and the end results were worth well worth the time and effort. He really went above and beyond. The pictures are perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you !
XtraOrdinary Images PhotographyXtraOrdinary Images Photography
Cherrelle F.
Rev. Campbell made our day extremely special. He handled our ceremony with excellence and made things very easy for us. The laughs that we shared took the stress away. He was there for us with whatever we needed, from the first messages, to calls when we had to make last minute changes to the event location up into the last prayer, he really was a blessing to work with. If you want your wedding ceremony to be blessed, filled with smiles, laughter and a few tears go with him. I wouldn't change a thing, it was PERFECT!! 💕
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
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