| BOOK EARLY to get the ensemble you want for your date! Our musicians are busy… we play for not only weddings but also in orchestras in Atlantic City, Delaware and Philadelphia! We do have “subs” if one of the musicians you see on our pages is busy, however, and we offer to you only the highest caliber of musicians!
THE MUSIC SERVICE
We arrive an hour early to set up, then play 20 minutes to half an hour before the wedding as guests arrive (and until you arrive, even if you are late!).
This sets a nice ambience. We can then play your Mom’s being seated, your bridal party processional, the bridal processional, any music you would like during the ceremony, (a unity candle or some soft guitar, harp, flute, violin, or piano music as you say your vows is beautiful), and your recessional, plus a few more pieces as the venue empties. We are available to help you with your music choices and arrange that special song (or songs) you hold so dear and play any style service. We have a pianist/organist and wonderful singers who are well versed in Catholic masses.
Our fees include travel and cartage, and are very competitive. We treat your wedding like the first one we’ve ever played… We are also available for your cocktail or reception, offering both classical and jazz ensembles.
This is your day, you are the princess, and you should walk very slowly down the aisle, reveling in the music and all your friends and family around you!
Our “wedding song sampler” page, here, provides you with the most popular ceremonial music today. We will work closely with you to provide you with your very own special program.. We will play special songs but need sufficient lead time to set up the arrangement, so book early.
If one of our musicians has an emergency, we will find another musician of the same caliber. If you are having complicated Catholic service with mass and communion, don’t hesitate to contact us for help.
Many people ask how we will be dressed for their wedding. The answer? (Women) Classy black or navy attire, with pearls, silver, gold, (men) tux or suit depending on the formality of the event.. Sometimes we do get requests to dress otherwise, so just let us know!
If you are being married outside, we can accommodate you with flute, violin, or guitar. However, if there is inclement weather, and by this we mean rain or excessive wind, especially in the case of a beach wedding, you must have a “Plan B” to play somewhere indoors (usually the reception hall). The outdoor elements can be very destructive to our instruments, which usually are quite expensive and repairs to them are costly as well. Please check with us to see who and what is available for your beach wedding!
WHAT PRICE GREAT MUSIC? FEES IN A STRUGGLING ECONOMY
Our fees are very competitive and are based on whether you are having a ceremony and/or a cocktail hour or reception, not by the hour. Some inquires go like this, “We are only having a 15 minute ceremony!” There is never “just a 15 minute ceremony”. When you take all of the above into consideration, it is much longer; at least an hour. We drive to your location (up to 1.5 hours one way); arrive an hour or more early to set up our instruments and equipment, and begin playing prelude music 1/2 hour before your ceremony start time as your guests are being seated. Also, we charge by the service, i.e., ceremony music or cocktail hour, dinner hour or hours… not by how long your ceremony takes. It most assuredly will take much longer than you anticipate anyway…
You will find our fees very competitive, starting at $200 per musician, depending on the instrument, travel, etc.. Contact Us today so we can help you pick the best duo or trio for your ceremony or cocktail hour and budget. And don’t forget… YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
Your Cocktail Hour: If you want the same instrumentation that played for your ceremonial service to play also for your cocktail hour, we add a nominal rate per musician (who played at your ceremony) for that hour as stated above. If you want different musicians at your cocktail hour, or for example, one from the ceremony and one from the cocktail hour, it will be more for the new musician and the same nominal rate for the ceremony musician. Many mature couples today like a small jazz ensemble for their reception or dinner hour. We have many fine jazz musicians from which to choose and form the ensemble you desire! Also be aware that we are musicians who LIVE in the South Jersey region, and as such, our fees are lower than a service you may book from in Northern Jersey, where the cost of living is much higher and an agent is tacking on an admin fee.
*TIPPING____ If the music moves you, and it should, you may feel inclined to tip! Today’s rates are 15% to 20% or whatever you would like.
Ready to book or want to talk to someone first? Just call Geri at 609. 665 . 1731, or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include your name, date, time, location and desired musical ensemble!
After you have booked your musicians, we are here to help you with your music selections, the most popular of which can be found here.
Be sure to check out our “wedding services” page, which includes helpful links for venues, officiants, florists, and more, as well as our “testimonial” page with feedback from our happy brides!”