Frequently Asked Questions

What instruments are in a string quartet?

A traditional string quartet has 2 violins, 1 viola and 1 cello. This is our recommended format simply because it provides the best possible sound, but we can pair down to trios and duos as necessary.

What does the booking process look like?

After you reach out to us and decide we’re a good fit for your event, we’ll send you a digital contract. Once you sign the digital contract, you’ll be prompted for a 25% deposit. Once we receive your signed contract and 25% deposit, your date is secure and we start planning out your music.

How far in advance should we book the quartet?

We encourage you to book as early as is feasible since the majority of spring and fall weekend dates book up rather quickly. As a general rule, we recommend booking at least 6 months prior to the date of your event. We reserve dates on a “first come, first served” basis.

Do you play outdoors?

Yes. Our only concerns are the safety of the instruments and the ability to provide quality music. This means that we must be in full shade (especially in the summer), and there must be no precipitation.

How do I plan my music?

We use an online planning system called BookLive. Once your event is booked, you’ll be given access to a live music planning portal that guides you through choosing songs in our library.

Do we need to meet in person?

It is not actually necessary to meet in person. All details can be addressed over the phone, by email, or in your BookLive Planning Portal. However, if you prefer an in-person meeting, we are happy to arrange one.

Do you attend the wedding rehearsal?

It is not necessary for us to attend wedding rehearsals. We are adept in timing the music to the right length. We do recommend that you share a recording of the appropriate processional music with your wedding party so that they familiarize themselves with the piece to which they will be walking.