What is a fair price to pay someone to sing for your ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@candy08:  I would think it would depend on a few factors: quality, experience, and duration.  Has she done other gigs before?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

$250?

We hired someone to play for our ceremony and cocktail hour and he was $500 for the cocktail hour, and $750 for the cocktail hour + ceremony. He played 3-4 songs during the ceremony (2 processional songs, recessional and song in the ceremony)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i would think $100 is fair.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@candy08:  All of our singers considered it a wedding present since they would have been invited regardless, so we payed them each $50. Two were music teachers, one is a violin player, and one was a high school student.

I will add the violin player did all the processional music, high school student did all the recessional music, and the music teachers sang a duet for the unity candle.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

$200.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Oh dang. I was thinking 25-30 bucks.
Everyone is qouting much higher than me.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve sung for many weddings, and I either do it as a gift to the bride (if we are good friends) or I charge about $150. I sing at the rehearsal (always a good idea), and the ceremony. People most often request Ave Maria, so that’s pretty easy for me. 

I sang three songs at my friend’s cousin’s wedding, and I should have charged more. I had to learn every song, and coordinate with the church music director, and travel on top of it. Now I will say $150 per 1 or 2 songs, probably. If I already know the songs, I would be flexible. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We are paying $150 for our ceremony singer. I’d say $100-$150.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@candy08:  I’d say between $100-$200, unless you need to rent equipment/pay for transportation/etc.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ours was $200

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