Post # 1
So I took a lot of time picking the songs for our ceremony. They’re personal and somewhat unique and we when we asked our musicians (string quartet and soloist) about them they said they were totally do-able. So we ordered the sheet music and lyrics only for the leader of the string quartet to tell us she charges $25 an hour to change the sheet music to accomodate her group. WHAT? Why didn’t you tell us this before! We’re kind of strapped for cash for this whole thing and I really can’t afford the 18-20 hours it’s going to take her to re-compose the three songs. I’m heart broken!
So, any suggestions for more common music for our ceremony? We are not religious and I absolutely hate the wedding march. I’m looking for something for our sand ceremony and a song to be sung to start the ceremony. Ideas? Please!
Post # 3
You should look into downloading music by Vitamin String Quartet. They perform a lot of modern songs by artsist like Muse, Foo Fighters, and Switchfoot. I’m using their music for my ceremony, because I love the song covers they’ve done, and some of the older folks won’t know that it’s “one of them new age” songs lol. Good luck, and I hope you find something you like!
Post # 4
Any idea if you can purchase sheet music? We’ve already booked the quartet.
Post # 5
$25 an hour?! That’s ridicululous! The quartet I was looking into only charged about $50 a SONG. (And they already had a huge repetoire to choose from, it was only if you wanted a song outside their repetoire that you had to pay the extra $50.) I would say look into this quartet’s repetoire and try to find something you like. It’s too bad you already booked them and they didn’t tell you about this fee ahead of time…that’s definitely something that should have been disclosed in the contract.