Questions and Answers
How do we book?
Please contact us and we will send you a full quotation including availability, fees and a booking form.
To complete a booking please fill in the booking form and email it to us and make your deposit payment to any of the payment methods at the bottom of your quotation which you received. We shall then respond with a booking confirmation and the ways in which you can choose your music. Your balance payment is due no later than 14 days prior to performance by bank transfer. You may pay at an earlier point if you wish.
If I would like the Quartet to play for our ceremony and drinks reception, or at our ceremony, drinks reception and meal, how much will all that cost?
The longer you hire us for, the cheaper the overall rate. We are very flexible, and offer a range of cost effective ‘Wedding Packages’ to suit your wedding
Does the Quartet perform at events other than weddings?
Yes. We have a wide range of music to suit every occasion, from Christmas events to birthdays.
Does the Bridal String Quartet play at drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts?
Yes, we do. We can play throughout all the parts of your wedding, the pre-ceremony, ceremony, drinks reception and meal. Please take a look at the wedding packages on our weddings page.
Can I choose which pieces I would like for my event?
Yes, you can choose any piece from the repertoire lists, or we can choose the music for you. Most people choose some of the main pieces (for example the wedding ceremony pieces) and leave the rest to us. We have become pretty good at understanding your requirements, and knowing which pieces work best.
How do you time the music so that it fits in with the ceremony? Do you need to attend the wedding rehearsal?
This is very simple. We arrive approximately 30 to 45 mins earlier than required and speak to your priest or celebrant. They will give us a nod as you arrive and we start playing your entrance music. They then supply us with cues to begin performing during the signing of the register, then at any other time necessary. We are very experienced at timing our pieces so that they fit into the ceremony, and we don’t actually need to come to a wedding rehearsal.
What do you require to perform?
Four armless chairs is all that we require. If your event is outdoors we also require shelter, even if there’s no rain. The sun can be impossible to perform directly under and also damage the instruments.
Do you perform as a string trio?
Yes, we do. Please see our string trio repertoire on the repertoire page of our website. A trio consists of a violin, viola & cello and It is also cheaper than a full string quartet. If you have issues on space at your venue a string trio can be a better fit.
How do you dress?
The dress code is normally formal. Our usual attire is formal black, but we can wear brighter colours if you prefer.