Megan is committed to making your day beautiful and memorable by tailoring the music exactly as you envision it. She is able to play any song request you might have, ranging anywhere from classical to today’s hits! Megan offers musical services for prelude and ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music. You may choose between multiple ensemble options including solo acoustic violin, an acoustic duo (with either another violin, viola, cello, guitar, or trumpet) an acoustic string trio, acoustic string quartet, violin plus backing tracks, or violin and saxophone plus backing tracks. However, if you have a different ensemble in mind, don’t hesitate to ask!
1) What does my quote include?
Any quote for ceremony music is for the ‘standard wedding ceremony’ package. This includes 20-30 minutes of prelude music as guests arrive, any ceremony music needed, and a recessional and/or postlude song. A quote for cocktail hour includes one hour of music, and a quote for dinner/reception music includes music for the agreed upon time, with short intermittent breaks every 1-1.5 hours. See #3 for info on song requests.
2) What is the difference between acoustic and backing tracks?
Acoustic means with no electronic components. This simply means that an acoustic ensemble will not be using tracks, microphones, or other equipment, unless specifically requested. Backing tracks are similar to karaoke tracks, to which Megan plays along with for more of a contemporary radio sound. This is a great option during any portion of your wedding day, but backtracks are a particularly popular choice for cocktail hour and reception music. See video above for examples.
3) Can I make special song requests?
Absolutely! In addition to selecting from Megan's song lists, you may also choose a previously agreed upon number of special song requests. Typically offered: up to five special requests for ceremony music, up to five for cocktail hour, and up to five requests per hour of dinner/reception music. If you decide you would like to make more requests than previously discussed, there may be a small additional fee in order to acquire the sheet music and/or tracks. *All special song requests must be made no later than one month prior to the wedding. This is to ensure that Megan has enough time to find and arrange your songs to the best of her ability.*
4) Do I need to provide anything for you on the day of?
We ask that you or the venue please provide an armless chair for each musician you hire. Regarding sound equipment, Megan will bring everything needed. If you choose backing tracks, sound equipment is definitely a necessity. However, because acoustic instruments carry well in most event spaces, if you are not choosing backtracks, then mics and equipment are not needed. If you are unsure about your event space, Megan can bring sound equipment with her to test out the sound on the day of, and then decide what’s best. Please keep in mind that if we are going to be using equipment, we will need to be positioned near an outlet or extension cord.
5) How do I book you?
To move forward, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing your wedding date, venue location, part of the day you would like musical services, the music start time, and your choice of ensemble/instrumentation. Megan will then send you a contract for you to return (through mail or email) with a deposit to retain your date!