Post # 1
Is anyone renting a piano for their wedding ceremony? I’m calling around for pricing and it is seriously shocking how expensive it is! $1,099 to rent a BABY grand for a day! Does anybody in the DFW area have a recommendation or does anybody have some insight?
Post # 3
@baileyryan12: Even “baby” grands are pretty large (you may already know this, but for any readers who don’t, a baby grand is still a full-size, as in 5-6 feet long, piano. It’s “baby” in comparison to a concert grand, which is around 10-12 feet long). The rental price is high because I’m guessing it covers moving, possibly reassembly (depending on door widths, etc., sometimes you have to take the legs off a grand piano when you move it), and probably two tunings (once when you get it into the venue, and again after moving it back out. Pianos are sensitive creatures and don’t like to be moved.)
You might look into electronic keyboards (some of the nicer ones come in a grand piano housing, but they’re less sensitive, easier to move, and don’t require tuning) or see about hiring a musician who would bring their own instrument (i.e. a harpist, violinist, string quartet, etc.). Not sure if that appeals, but thought I’d toss the idea out there.