- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
My younger cousin is in college for music ed and recently began learning how to play harp (about a year ago). She already plays piano beautifully. I got engaged in May 2011 and asked her in June if she would play at my ceremony. She said yes but that she would need time to practice (with a full year, she thought that would be plenty of time)
She updated me regularly on her progress with her teacher and her practice sessions. Now I am by no means picky and I gave her full reign to choose a song or two that she felt comfortable with playing at her skill level. I emailed her a few weeks ago to see if she could email me the names of the songs she was considering.
Well she just emailed me to tell me that unfortunately she had to back out due to a major project that came up at school (she goes to a very elite music school with high demands, so I understand). She is a good person and I know that this is the last thing she wanted to have to do to me. But now I’m in a pickle.
I have until June until the wedding, but I was sort of banking on having her do it mainly because I thought it would be nice to have a family member be a part of it. Now I have no idea where to look for a musician. I am open to harp, maybe violin. The wedding is outdoors in Central Park, so sound can not be amplified.
Any ideas, suggestions? What kinds of prices am I looking at for someone who does this as their profession?