For your special day, I can play music in any style, and I'll make every effort to accommodate requests. For wedding ceremonies, I'll need your choice for:
1) The Processional - When the bridal party enters. This may include the seating of the grandparents.
2) The Bridal March - When the bride enters. Some couples don't request separate music for the bride.
3) The Unity Ceremony (if applicable) - Music for the sand ceremony/candle lighting/etc.
4) The Recessional - When the ceremony ends and the bridal party departs, followed by the guests.
There may also be moments where you want musical interludes/accompaniments, such as prayers, remembrances, or readings. I'll typically play for between 15-30 minutes as guests arrive (the prelude music) and 10-15 minutes as guests make their way out (the postlude music). Let me know if you have any special requests for this music. Otherwise, I'll have nice background music prepared.
Rates and Fees:
My event rate is $200 for the first hour, followed by $100 per hour. I don't charge in block-hours, so beyond the first hour, 15 minutes will be $25, 30 minutes will be $50, etc. There is a $200 minimum.
Possible additional fees:
Travel fees: There may be a travel fee if the wedding is outside the greater Phoenix area (for instance, Tucson, Wickenburg, or Eloy). The exact amount will depend on distance and travel time.
Rehearsals: Although most ceremonies don't require that I attend and play for the rehearsal, if you would like me to participate for yours, there is a $75 fee plus travel if applicable. A rehearsal may be recommended if I'm asked to perform a song with a family member or friend who sings or plays an instrument.
Microphone: If you would like me to setup a microphone for the officiant or any speakers, there is a $25 charge. I have a wireless lapel and a handheld microphone available.
Arranging fees: If you have a special music request not currently listed on my website, there may be a $25 fee if the music requires extensive work or sheet music purchasing in the process of translating it to be played on solo guitar. Many times, however, arrangements are easily managed and no additional fees are included. I'll inform you as soon as possible if I believe an arrangement will warrant a fee.