New York-Hudson Valley

ceremony music

Has anyone hired a string quartet or trio to play during the ceremony? If so, around how much do they go for?

Any recommendations? thanks

Re: ceremony music

  • wdubin122wdubin122 member
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    edited December 2011
    About $200 per musician.
  • ssagessage member
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    edited December 2011
    i didn't hire a string quartet or trio but I did have a harpist that was relatively inexpensive.
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  • tstegertsteger member
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    I wanted to until I realized, $200 per person per hour.  Quartet = 4.  woah!
    I spoke with my DJ about it, and settled on I can deal without the quartet and just play the music through the DJ's sound system.
  • edited December 2011
    I met a girl that plays the cello and would only charge $100 an hour.. but idk how it will sound with just one instrument. I really want to quartet, but at $800 for that hour..thats a little crazy.

    Thanks girls!
  • Riss91Riss91 member
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    edited December 2011
    I've seen string trios for under $500....I can't think of one off the top of my head, but if you're interested I can look into for you. You also have to consider that they're charging you not just for your ceremony time, but for practice time and other expenses they incur such as travel.

    You might be better off just asking your cellist if she has a few friends that can play with her. I'm sure she knows other musicians.


  • edited December 2011
    Riss91 - YES IM INTERESTED!! IF YOU CAN REMEMBER, OR FIND OUT, PLEASE MESSAGE ME!
    THANKS =)
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-york-hudson-valley_ceremony-music-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:113Discussion:4070ea8d-2f88-418e-8c06-c3a93de3f35aPost:7f242e81-4347-4dd4-bd14-34863363271d">Re: ceremony music</a>:
    [QUOTE]I wanted to until I realized, $200 per person per hour.  Quartet = 4.  woah! I spoke with my DJ about it, and settled on<strong> I can deal without the quartet and just play the music through the DJ's sound system.
    </strong>Posted by tsteger[/QUOTE]

    That's what I'm doing too!
  • Riss91Riss91 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-york-hudson-valley_ceremony-music-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:113Discussion:4070ea8d-2f88-418e-8c06-c3a93de3f35aPost:515cae6f-9f95-4e0b-8a7f-30d1934730d6">Re: ceremony music</a>:
    [QUOTE]Riss91 - YES IM INTERESTED!! IF YOU CAN REMEMBER, OR FIND OUT, PLEASE MESSAGE ME! THANKS =)
    Posted by forever718[/QUOTE]

    I think these guys were around $500:
    <div>The Dorian String Qurtet - <a href="http://www.dorianquartet.com/" title="blocked::http://www.dorianquartet.com/">http://www.dorianquartet.com/</a></div> <div>16 Saratoga Road
    Newburgh, Ny 12550</div> <div>845 642 8785</div>
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