Wedding FAQs

Which aspects of the day might include music?
Music can complement almost any part of a wedding day; before the ceremony gets underway as guests are arriving, entrance and exit of the wedding party, during the signing of the registers (often over-looked initially) and as an accompaniment to drinks, canapes or a meal afterwards. There's no limit though, depending on the occasion you are planning!
What do you charge?
It is best to contact us for a quote, as our fee depends on your requirements - the length of time you require us, any additional waiting time, location etc. However, for a standard ceremony you can expect to pay around £360 plus £60 for each additional hour of music required afterwards. Travel expenses may also apply.
 
We also offer a CD priced at £10 containing recordings of the trio playing music used in your ceremony. This is a wonderful keepsake to evoke memories of your special day.
Do you have any advice for choosing music?
We offer a range of styles from traditional classical pieces, including all those commonly in demand for weddings, to instrumental arrangements of more popular songs. Both styles can work seamlessly in one ceremony so just choose what you enjoy - it's your day! Check out our 'Repertoire' page for more inspiration. During the ceremony is a brilliant opportunity to incorporate specific personal choices - perhaps you have 'your song' or a piece that holds memories for you as a couple. If you don't have any specific requests we're more than happy to use our experience to select appropriate music for you, and usually will do this anyway when we are providing background music. We're equally happy to offer further advice to help you make the decision, so do get in touch.
Do you do requests?
Our repertoire list is constantly growing as we arrange new songs and pieces. If there is something specific you're after then we are happy to cater for this provided we have enough notice (usually 6 weeks) - it could be a pop song, music from a film/musical or a classical piece not currently in our repertoire. Get in touch and we can discuss your needs. Even if you feel it may be short notice, you can always ask and we may well be able to help. 
Are there any restrictions/limitations?
For a civil ceremony, it is important to bear in mind that no religious music is allowed. Occasionally the definition for some traditional classical pieces can be a bit blurry, so always best to check with your registrar/venue in advance if you are set on a particular piece. Any non-religious music will be fine.

For a traditional church ceremony, both religious and non-religious music is allowed so the choice is wide open! We are able to accompany sung hymns or songs ourselves - we have a particular knowledge of both traditional and modern church music. If you are also hoping to have a church organist playing at any point then we would be able to play along too if discussed in advance.
How much space do you require?
As long as we have around 2mx1.5m, that should be fine. We are able to perform both seated and stood (which takes up a bit less space!).

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