Which parts of my ceremony need music?
Prelude (Starting 20 minutes before your ceremony begins)
- We recommend choosing 6-8 songs, or suggesting a genre and letting us pick our favorites!
Wedding Party Processional (1-2 songs)
- Special parents/relatives, officiant, groom, groomsmen
- Bridesmaids and children
- For some ceremonies we will play a short interlude or a song during the unity candle lighting (for indoor weddings) or unity sand (for outdoor weddings)
- An upbeat, joyous selection to be played after the ceremony ends
Postlude (We like to keep playing until your guests exit the ceremony site)
What's your "typical" song list?
All of our weddings are so unique that we encourage each of our brides and grooms to choose songs that are meaningful to them as a couple and that they enjoy. Your individualized playlist will create a certain mood for your guests: romantic, calm, regal, happy, or upbeat. We definitely play Pachelbel's "Canon" weekly (and still love it!) but many times that selection is followed by a pop song. Some of our weddings are all classical, some are all contemporary, and many are a varied mix of both. We are happy to make suggestions and exchange ideas with our couples during the song choosing process.
How soon should I book?
We book most of our events 8 months to a year in advance, depending on our schedule and availability. We suggest booking sooner than later, especially for Saturday evening events in April-June and August-October. We require a $100 non-refundable deposit upon booking.
What do you require on site?
An armless chair for each musician and a covered or shaded area (especially in warm months!) We bring our own music stands. We typically perform without amplification but can work with your DJ or band to set up a microphone and speaker for larger events if desired.
What will you wear?
We typically wear all black (and dress for the weather!) but are happy to accommodate other requests. Please let us know if your event is especially formal or if black tie dress is required of your guests.