Post # 1
My FH and I are getting married in a beautiful outdoor space. Originally I figured we would just have the DJ play the music (they are able to wire music through the speakers) because let’s be honest… we are on a budget. The more I think about it, I think it’s so beautiful when there is live music played.
I used the website gigmasters.com which allows different companies/musicians to bid on your ceremony (highly recommended website) – and basically I could get a 4 person string quartet to play for 45 minutes for $150-$200. I don’t think that’s awful, considering we are spending $50K on our wedding (paying for it ourselves).
Do you think it’s worth it to spend a little extra for live music? Or is it normal just to have a DJ play the music?
Post # 3
We went for live music and it was so worth it. I just think its so much more romantic than a DJ and helps set the mood.
Post # 4
I would recommend it IF you can afford it within your budget. I’m really surprised that they cost so little, what a deal.
I had looked into it and found the only available string quartet would cost about $600 for one hour…..I immediately said no thanks.
Post # 5
@Treejewel19: You should totally try Gigmasters.com. You type in what you’re looking for (whether it be guitar players, string quartet, etc) and then all different companies will send you bids… you either accept or decline and they get lower and lower. It’s amazing!
Post # 6
I’ve been on the site and I am surprised at how low they went! Like PP said the lowest we got quoted for a string quartet was $900 for an hour!!!
That honestly is not a lot of money for a string quartet. I say go for it. In fact if our DJ was doing the ceremony(my cousin will play guitar instead) they charge an additional $100 to set up the ceremony. You def have a deal!
Post # 7
Okay, nevermind!! I just called the guy who quoted $200 and he said he made a mistake and was in a rush. Now the lowest price I’ve received is $400 for an hour for a Classical Duet (not a quartet).
Post # 8
I received SO many compliments about the string quartet at our ceremony. Totally worth it. And our entire wedding budget was half of yours. 🙂
Post # 9
We had a string quartet and it was lovely and set a really nice atmosphere