Weddings - Frequently Asked Questions
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What is your rate for playing?
My rate for performing is the same as my standard event rate - $200 for the first hour, followed by $100 per hour. There is a $200 minimum, and I don't charge in block hours. The non-refundable deposit is $100 and is required to hold the date. There may be other minor fees for arranging, special equipment needed, travel, etc. I'll immediately let you know if there are any fees included.
For how many weddings have you performed?
I've been playing for weddings since 2005, and have since performed for over 150 weddings, most within the last five years.
Do you sing as well?
While nearly all of my weddings are purely solo guitar, I am open to singing a song if the words have a special meaning for you. Depending on the request, there may be a small fee added for arranging and the extra equipment required. I'll be happy to email you a sample of a vocal performance.
How far are you willing to travel?
It depends on my availability since traveling long distances often requires a large time commitment. I've traveled over 150 miles for some performances. Outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area & suburbs, I may charge a travel fee.
What methods of payment do you accept?
You can pay deposits or final payments with cash, check, or card through Paypal.
Do you perform with other musicians?
The vast majority of my weddings are solo performances, but I'm occasionally asked to perform with another musician (or multiple musicians). These can be other professionals or friends/family who sing or play instruments. Usually this is no problem, but please email me with specifics.
Do you attend the wedding rehearsal?
I often don't need to. Besides all of the helpful details in the 'information form', I usually ask the officiant before the ceremony about cues for each musical selection. If you'd like for me to attend the rehearsal for any reason, I charge $75, plus any related travel fees. If there are a substantial amount of musical interludes throughout the ceremony or if I'm asked to accompany another musician (a cousin who sings or plays the flute, for instance), I would strongly recommend requesting that I attend the rehearsal.