What atmosphere are you trying to achieve? Do you want an emotional ceremony or something more upbeat and quirky? How about something your guests will recognise as meaningful to you and your partner’s story?
Some people have songs that are sentimental to them, think about music that was playing when you first saw your partner across a dimly lit bar or the song that was in the background as your partner got down on one knee? Do you have a song that gets the two of you up dancing or reminiscing about the best times? THOSE are your song choices right there.
As always, I’m more than happy to recommend songs to complete your list if you need some inspiration.
I also offer a consultation to listen to and select some of your wedding music. You and your partner can browse my repertoire list and request any samples you would like to hear live. This is a great choice for people who have no idea what they would like but would love to explore all the different genres the harp has to offer!
At what points can you play during my wedding day?
I have 5 different packages that offer music at various different times of your day which include music as guests are seated, during your ceremony (including entrance music, signing the register and exit music), during your drinks reception and finally your evening meal.
I am however flexible to incorporate extra songs into the ceremony and/ or at any additional points during the day that aren’t already listed.
Can you learn a song thats not on your repertoire list of over 250 songs?!
Of course! I love expanding my repertoire! As long as you give me at least one month’s notice to purchase, arrange for harp and learn your new song, I’d be more than happy to accommodate your musical wishes! I love a new challenge so no genre is off limits!
How far in advance do I need to choose my songs?
I’ll require your choices at least one month in advance as follows:
1 choice for bridal entrance
2 choices for signing the register
1 choice for exit music.
Can I change my package at a later date if I decide I would like you to play longer?
Absolutely! I only take on one booking per day which means you have the flexibility to change your package whenever you wish.
How do I book with you?
After deciding which package you would like to go for, I will then draw up a contract for you which you can then fill and sign digitally and return to me. The deposit to secure the date will be detailed in the contract and accompanying email. Once that’s completed, you’re booked!
Are you insured?
As a member of the Musicians’ Union, I have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and can provide written details and evidence on request. This covers accidental damage to my instrument and wherever it is placed or kept.
What happens if you're unable to play on the day, or you're sick?
In the unlikely event that this happens, I will always try to find a replacement harpist who will endeavour to play the same repertoire we have agreed on. The fee will be transferred across from me to them without any need for extra transactions from the client. In the even unlikelier event that I cannot provide this alternative service, I will provide a full refund.
Do you need to take a break?
Yes! I’m only human! I’ll require a short 10-15 minute break every hour or so depending on the timings of your wedding day.
Do you need anything else on the day?
If a venue has particularly difficult access to where I need to play, a heads up would be great so I can organise people to help me with my instrument.. it’s super heavy! A few steps isn’t an issue though.