Post # 1
I’m getting married in Napa and trying to decide whether to have musicians for the ceremony. We’re not having a DJ or band for the reception (we’ll be using an iPod) but since our ceremony will be outside, the iPod will be a little harder plus we don’t have anybody to man it so the song timing on it would have to be perfect. I don’t want to have only silence during the ceremony but also don’t want to spend a lot of money for somebody to come play for an hour. Thoughts? Anybody have recommendations for a good and reasonable musician (or 2) in the Napa area?
Post # 3
Maybe consider contacting local colleges that have music programs. I’ve found recommendations of student groups who perform for wedding ceremonies and even some music professors that do it in their spare time (students are cheaper of course!). We’re also having a simple ceremony outside and are leaning towards just classical guitar. And guitarists have been easier to come by.
Post # 4
We saved a lot of money by using a solo harpist. It’s a beautiful instrument on its own. We also had him play more "modern" songs at our cocktail hour. All for just under $300!