Procedures & FAQs
For wedding bookings, you can expect the following:
We will arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of prelude to set up our music stands, warm up and hear the venue acoustics, and touch base with the wedding coordinator and/or officiant to establish processional cues and finalize last-minute details for the ceremony.
We always wear solid black concert attire.
We will begin prelude 30 minutes prior to your ceremony start time, providing classy and elegant music as your guests arrive.
Q: How far in advance should I book my wedding date?
A: We recommend booking your date as soon as you have your venue reserved. We book over a year in advance, so reserve your date early.
Q: I'm not sure what songs to choose. What do you suggest?
A: We have a large list of music choices. We can help you customize your choices by offering suggestions, or we have some pre-made wedding music lists which offer either all-classical, all-contemporary, or a classical-contemporary mix. We want the music selection process to be simple and fun, so we are always here to help!
Q: I have a friend who I would like to have sing and/or perform an instrument along with Queen City Quartet. Is this possible?
A: Absolutely! We're happy to connect with the singer/musician to coordinate music arrangements and performance keys. We charge a small fee for a quick rehearsal the day of the wedding, prior to prelude starting.
Q: Do you perform outdoors? If so, what is your weather policy?
A: We love to perform outdoor events. A few key things to keep in mind:
1. Our instruments cannot get wet, so a rain plan or canopy is a must.
2. We love sunshine! But our antique wooden instruments don't tolerate direct sun very well in the summer. Please consider a more shady location for us.
3. Cooler weather months are a gorgeous time of year for your wedding! But when the temperatures go below 60 degrees, please provide a portable heater for us so our fingers can continue playing beautiful music for you and your guests.