I'm starting to look for ceremony musicians for my church ceremony in October, but I have a couple of questions.
1) How do you determine how many musicians you need for the space? I want some kind of string ensemble, I think a duo would be too small for the church (St. Patrick's in Falmouth) but not sure whether or trio or quartet would be better. Obviously, trio is better for the budget
Is there a rule of thumb to figure that out?
2) What would be an 'average' price for an hour and a half?
3) Any specific recommendations for ceremony musicians, string trios/quartets?
I did request quotes from Gigmasters, so I have a starting point, but I'm just not sure what I need and how much is too much to pay. Any helpful tips are appreciated.