Frequently asked questions
Should we select a quartet or a
A string quartet covers the parts more
fully than a trio and has a warmer sound.
The difference in volume is negligible so your
choice should be based on the sound you
prefer. Listen to each and select the one
you like best! A string trio makes a
beautiful sound and is a popular selection as
well and is slightly lower in cost. (more information click here)
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How do the musicians dress?
o Dress code is formal concert attire,
Black and white.
How much time do we need for a
Every wedding is different, usually:
o prelude music as guests
arrive. (15-30 min.)
o ceremony (30-40 min.)
o exit of bridal party, postlude, music
and or drinks after ceremony (1/2 -1 hour)
o dinner or reception (1-3 hours)
What do you require to perform?
o The quartet requires
only 4 upright chairs, without arms, and access to
Do you play outdoors?
o Yes we do.
Do you play the reception?
o Yes. Often the cocktail hour or
whole dinner/reception as well as the
What if wedding and reception are in
two different locations? Does it cost
o Our charges are based on the length of
the engagement from the beginning of the prelude
to the end. There are no additional fees
to change venue.
Do we need a PA system?
o Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
more information. If you are having an
outdoor event you should be sure your planner
knows you have a string ensemble, and that they
are seated close to your guests.
you usually play wedding rehearsals.
quartet does not come to rehearsals. The
ensemble is very experienced and the expense of a
rehearsal is usually not warranted. Cost for a
rehearsal (4 people) is $500.00 minimum. Time
beyond the initial 2 hours is billed at $200.00/
hour. ($50.00/ person)
What for of payment do you take?
o We require a $100.00 deposit with the
performance agreement to hold your date.
Payment may be made by cash (in person), or by
soon do we need to book the
o We encourage
you to book as early as is feasible.
Popular dates fill quickly. We can often
accommodate a last minute emergency, so don't
hesitate to call if you get in a bind.