Ceremony musicians – which would you choose?

posted 3 years ago in Music
  • poll: Which one?
    Cello : (12 votes)
    57 %
    Harp : (6 votes)
    29 %
    Street performer : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Other (put comment) : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    632 posts
    Busy bee

    The live instruments sound great but you know you can still play off an ipod right? We are using a battery powered PA amp (it’s one speaker, not that big). Super easy and it charges by plugging into the wall before you use it. I know they rent them at long and mcquade here so you could try that of you really do want to save money. If I were to rent one here it would probably cost about $30-40 I think. We own one (traynor brand) because they are so fun to take to the beach and stuff but they are definitely rentable. 

    Post # 4
    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We paid for an acoustic guitarist.  How I chose was I listened to the songs I wanted to use on youtube being played by all different insturments.  But if you really want the cello, do that.

    Post # 5
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @MASPA:  We also had an acoustic guitar 🙂

    I say go for the cello if you love it. You could probably wait for the street performers but I would be worried about them showing up if they don’t have an established business. 

    Post # 6
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    I like the sounds produced by either one, both would sound good alone. A harp looks prettier if you are a visual person lol. At one point during my planning I considered having a string duo or trio. The only difference to me was the cost, the harp with any second instrument costs more.

    Post # 8
    1959 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If it’s the cello you love, I say do what you love!  It also helps that its easier on the wallet. 

    We had an accoustic guitar & violin duo and they cost the same as your harp quote.  Really it’s about personal taste, yours & your FI’s, not anyone else.

    Personally, I wouldn’t trust a street performer on the most important day of my life….


    Post # 9
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted harp. Sooo beautiful. I don’t think an ipod can compare to live music. We are having an organ play our ceremony music and it just wouldn’t be the same to have Canon in D over the speakers.

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