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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 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.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

Reviews for Virginia Beach wedding services
Ife W.
She did a awesome job!! I had a huge wedding party and an early wedding. They were able to due 12 faces in five hours and the ladies in my wedding party looked fabulous...
AmberRosee Makeup Artistry, LLCAmberRosee Makeup Artistry, LLC
Jenna C.
Nikki did such a wonderful job at our wedding. All the guests thought the ceremony was perfect! Couldn't ask for a better wedding officiant!
Lana J.
Best wedding coordinator ever! Took care of EVERYTHING effortlessly. My daughter's wedding was everything we hoped it would be. HOMERUN!
Soirees By Lauren, LLCSoirees By Lauren, LLC
Jamie W.
Did my wedding photos for only 50 dollars they turned out amazing and agreed to do the wedding last minute. Would highly recommend!
Wonder PhotographyWonder Photography
Pamela P.
we had a wonderful wedding. it was very last minute and Daniel was professional and very helpful. He made our wedding perfect, everything we hoped it would be.
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Campbell did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We are new to the Hampton Roads area and wanted to find a minister that could both officiate our wedding affordably and make us feel very comfortable, he did just that and more! He was the best choice for our wedding!
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Angela made our night memorable. She played the perfect music for our wedding and kept us organized throughout the planning of our wedding. Highly recommend her!
Musical Edge DJMusical Edge DJ
Amy H.
Alexandra was literally the soundtrack of my social distance /small/ zoom wedding. We could not be more impressed with her talent and professionalism. Would highly recommend her to any bride for a truly magical wedding.
Alexandra Mullins Harp & PianoAlexandra Mullins Harp & Piano
Christina L.
Prissy did an amazing job on my wedding makeup! Definitely recommend!
Glamorize Me! Hair and Makeup ArtistryGlamorize Me! Hair and Makeup Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you Rev. Campbell for your offering of love at our small private wedding!
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Kenneth e.
Tom was a fantastic DJ for our wedding and played a major role in organizing the entire event.
Hampton Roads DJ & Karaoke ProsHampton Roads DJ & Karaoke Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Good contact over the period of time before the wedding--made sure to incorporate what we wanted as well as filler that we couldn't think of. Definitely fit the part at the ceremony--stern but lovely ceremony. Answered all questions I had even after the wedding.
Hampton Roads OfficiantHampton Roads Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Wedding and Bishop James was great. He made my fiancée comfortable because she was extremely nervous.
House of Faith Worship CenterHouse of Faith Worship Center
Morgan A.
Anna is absolutely amazing! She really took the time to get to know me and my now spouse and made our wedding magical💗 We had a medieval themed, queer wedding and she was wonderful with pronouns and what we wanted. 🥰🎉🌈 Couldn't be happier with everything 🌟💕 Thank you so much!
The Wedding OfficiantThe Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
I think he did an amazing job. He went above and beyond. Everyone had a great time, and he made things easier for me planning my wedding and on my wedding day!! He had a great spreadsheet for schedule and songs that is so helpful for a busy bride. Thank you!
Music By DJ E Inc.Music By DJ E Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Daissy was a delight to work with, she was very professional, captured the wedding perfectly, and created memories for our entire family.
Daissy Torres PhotographyDaissy Torres Photography
Dede W.
My husband and I had a wedding at the last minute and needed a wedding cake. We had no idea what we wanted but Num E Nums bakery was able to help us out at the last minute and also create a beautiful cake that better than expected at a very great price. I highly recommend it!
Bells BakeryBells Bakery
Thumbtack Customer
Rev Hood was wonderful she performed my sisters wedding yesterday July 9th 2914 and did a wonderful job . The wedding was on the beach at 7 am in the morning and she was early and helped calm my sister down she went above and beyond to make everything go smoothly thank you Rev for doing a wonderful job.
Rev. E. Rhiannon HoodRev. E. Rhiannon Hood
Jeremy F.
Mr. Campbell did an amazing job at my wedding. Could t have gone better. I highly recommend!
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Julia R.
All I had to do was show pictures and tell her it was a beach wedding and she created this beautiful bouquet! Thank you!!!
I Do Weddings with LoveI Do Weddings with Love
Tami M.
Keith was absolutely awesome! Always so accommodating with any questions and easy-going! He was the perfect person to officiate our wedding!
Hampton Roads OfficiantHampton Roads Officiant
Aaron H.
We had an amazing experience and a great, small, intimate wedding and it couldn’t have worked out any better. Thank you again!
Lighthouse Wedding OfficiantLighthouse Wedding Officiant
Shay G.
Corey was great to work with, especially since I had to get a florist at the last minute. I am not a big flower person, but we were able to come up with a great concept and colors for my wedding. Everything was affordable, and I was given tips on how to save my wedding flowers for later. She was very knowledgeable and answered any question I needed. ​
C&J Floral DesignC&J Floral Design
Pattie R.
Britt was amazing!! Great communication leading up to our wedding & after as well. She pulls out all the stops & does what she has to do, even if it means laying on the ground, to get the best shot! One of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process was hiring Brittany!! Hire her - trust me...you won’t regret it!
DesignsbyBritt Photography LLCDesignsbyBritt Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He was on time, professional, did and said everything I asked and wanted in my wedding ceremony it wasn't too long; and very reasonable price.
Simply Wedding OfficiatingSimply Wedding Officiating
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