Post # 1
Hey there Bee’s
Has any past brides invested in a harpist for their ceremony if so how was your experience? Did your guests love it? Is it something you think you could have left out?
P.S. any brides to be thinking about or already have decided on hiring one?
Post # 3
I like it. I was considering going this route for myself. I chose an acoustic guitar instead. The reason being is that I was pretty set on a specific song and it didn’t sound as good on the harp as it did on the guitar. The guitarist didn’t phase my guests one bit, not sure if a harp would have.
Post # 4
@MASPA: thanx, appreciate it.. it’s just my ceremony is outdoors and the thought of a radio makes me cringe lol. takes the whole romantic feeling away.
Post # 5
We hired one. I prefer softer music for this ceremony… I find the organ in the church to be a bit much. I don’t need a big ass fan fare, you know what I mean?
Post # 6
Oooh! I was at a wedding a few months ago that had one and it was beautiful. The bride is getting me his information because Im very much interested in hiring him. I was also looking into a string quartet, but their price is more than double the harpist.
Post # 7
I tried to get one but everyone I contacted wouldn’t return my calls. I ended up booking a violin and cello duo instead; I think either option would have been beautiful and well worth my money.
Post # 8
@msbeautygeek: I am having one. My venue has one for an extra $400 and my best friend had one last year and I loved it.
Post # 9
We will be having one, I love the harp!
Post # 10
I was seriously thinking about it for my ceremony but we ended up going with acoustic guitar. I think the harp is so beautiful!
Post # 11
@YUNO1 @Mata_Hari @Birdee106 @DeeVine1217 @gelaine22 @SR you Bees are so helpful =) … and make me feel so comfortable with making my decision, thank you.
Post # 12
I am having one for the ceremony because we are walking down the isle together to a poem and the harpist will play as the wedding party walks in and when we walk down the isle.
Post # 13
I want one. They sound so pretty but my FI doesn’t like them. I might get my own way yet
Post # 14
We are having a harpist. She has also played at 2 of my sister’s weddings. We are adding a violinist to the ceremony as well. The harpist will also play during cocktail hour.
Post # 15
I have one! I am also a harpist so they have a special place in my heart. My harpist is an old family friend and I am happy to have her because I can not decide on music. This helps becuase they have a list of music they play. It also depend on your venue. Harps can be loud and also quiet depending on where they are. We are miking mine.
Post # 16
@msbeautygeek: great thread ive been thinking if a harpist instead of the DJ playing music i think it would be something different but i have been having trouble finding one ; ( i wonder how much they cost.