- 1 month ago
I need some advice re music. We initially planned to have our drinks reception at the church straight after our ceremony, and so booked a string trio for 2.5 hours, costing £535. We are now having our drinks reception at the reception venue. This will mean we need to book the strings for an extra 1.5 hours, at an additional cost of around £200 (we’re on a tight-ish budget of £15k).
We have an organist and choir for the ceremony for 3 hymns, at a cost of £220 (we want them as we would like some hymns, and feel that a choir and organist will encourage people to sing). The string trio would play as the guests arrive, and then play 4 pieces during the ceremony (bridesmaids entrance; bride’s entrance; signing the register; walking out). I really have my heart set on strings for my entrance, as I want the Lark Ascending (violin solo). I also REALLY don’t like organ pieces for the bridal party and walking out…
Our options are:
Choir & organist for ceremony, plus string trio for ceremny and then drinks reception: £970
Choir & organist only for ceremony, string trio for drinks reception: £770
String trio for ceremony (no choir or organist) & drinks reception: £730
My feeling is we pay the extra and have everything; thoughts?