Should we select a quartet or a
o A string
quartet covers the parts more fully than
a trio and has a warmer sound. The
difference in volume is negligible so
your choice should be based on the sound
you prefer. Listen to each and
select the one you like best! A
string trio makes a beautiful sound and
is a popular selection as well and is
slightly lower in cost.
example wrote 23 string quartets and only
one trio. He preferred the sound of
o It is
customary to tip for a job well
done. Although greatly appreciated
by the musicians, it is neither required
the musicians dress?
o Dress code
is formal concert attire,
tux/suite. Black and white.
much time do we need for a
wedding is different, usually:
music as guests
o exit of
bridal party, postlude, music during
photos and or drinks after ceremony (1/2
during first part of or all of reception
Should we work directly
with the quartet or use an event planner
/ booking agency?
We would prefer to work with you
directly even if you have an agent
There are less errors without a middle man
Planners & agents charge fees which
often add to your cost.
Some planners do not communicate enough
while others shower musicians with so many
details they don't need, that important
information gets lost in the packets.
We have had agents inform clients we are
no longer available after we received a
contract with a non refundable because
some communication or payment was not made
to them on their timetable. This
leaves you holding the bag, and possibly
paying fees to two ensembles. We
cannot control when we receive a contract
with a deposit and cannot reserve
musicians and date until it is
received. Again communicating
directly with you makes this type of error
a non issue.
Some agents are wonderful to work
with! Some are not.
you require to perform?
The quartet requires only 4 upright
chairs. Access to AC power is
appreciated for lights if needed, but not
o Yes we
play the reception?
Often the cocktail hour or whole
dinner/reception as well as the
wedding and reception are in two
different locations? Does it cost
charges are based on the length of the
engagement from the beginning of the
prelude to the end. There are no
additional fees to change venue.
How soon do
we need to book the
We encourage you to
book as early as is
feasible. Popular dates fill
quickly. We can often accommodate a
last minute emergency, so don't hesitate
to call if you get in a bind.
Do we need a
yes, sometimes no. Click
What for of
payment do you take?
o We require
a $100.00 deposit with the performance
agreement to hold your date.
Payment may be made by cash (in person),
or by check.