- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
My friend is a professional, freelance cello player in the San Francisco Bay area. In fact she has her own duo/trio/quartet/etc under her name and she contracts out all the musicians. She is very popular for weddings. She’s going to be listed in the next edition of the Northern California The Knot magazine! How exciting for her!
I was just visiting her in CA last weekend and she brought it up again that she can play our ceremony music. I said what is her going rate for friends and she replied, “Oh no, I want to do this for you guys!”
I mentioned how I didn’t want guests to have “jobs” at the wedding, but she said she’s done a million weddings and it’s easy peasy. It will have to be a solo cello and she suggested some of the cello suites by Bach. I like them.
My wedding is outdoors and casual. We talked about shade and how to get her a cello (so she doesn’t have to fly here and buy and extra seat for her own cello).
Would you take her up on it? Would you offer to pay for her hotel room (I cannot pay for all her nights, this is Jakcon Hole, but yes to one night). See what she says? Gift card to her favorite sushi restaurant? Or let it be her gift? We are actually saying no gifts to anyone who does ask us, but I don’t want to bring it up as a gift if she hasn’t actually said the word “gift” yet.
It’ll be an iPod for the reception.