Suggested Music Repertoire
the Right Group
Guide to Wedding Music
Frequently Asked Questions
get married outdoors is very romantic. The fresh air, birds, the
fragrance of flowers make you feel captivated. On the other hand
there are a few things that need attention.
Rain, Wind, Snow
Stringed and woodwind instruments can not be in direct sun or rain.
Cold air or excessive heat is very damaging to the wood. (Melted
varnish can not always be repaired or it is extremely expensive).
To protect our instruments we are asking for a shady spot. Trees
are great, a canopy, tent or large umbrellas work excellent. If
it is raining we have to make sure that the instruments are protected
from rain even coming in sideways caused by the wind.
places/facilities don't offer sun protection at all. You
may rent a tent like this (10' x 10') from a rental place
or from us if we have it available.
avoid the possibility of rain in the summer especially in Colorado,
the safest if the wedding takes place before noon. We also highly
recommend to have an alternate plan in case of inclement weather.
Here in Colorado it can easily snow even in May and early September.
If the forecast predicts bad weather or it is obvious that it will
be raining, it is a good idea to decide on using the alternate indoor
location ahead of time. Your guests and vendors will appreciate
the early notice. The weather especially in the mountains can be
unpredictable. Even if it is a gorgeous day, there can be some wind.
If the wind is very strong and it is impossible to keep our music
(even with clips) and stands secure we will have to stop playing.
That applies for a couple of raindrops too.
help sound projection
Our sound projects the best if the group is seated in front of a
building. To set up on a wooden deck really helps. (Besides the
good sound, our musicians will appreciate setting up on a dry and
flat surface). We would also recommend to place the musicians close
to the wedding site. Be aware of ambiant noise such as running water
of a fountain or stream, busy road and wind can prevent the sound
order to take care of the perfect timing of each section of the
ceremony it is very important for the wedding party to be able to
hear the music well. The music and the words of the ceremony are
used to signal the beginning and the end of the different parts
of the ceremony. If you plan to be married next to a noisy road
or a mountain stream it is best to provide a PA system or microphones
for the clergy man, yourselves and the musicians. Your guests will
enjoy being able to hear your whole ceremony. The couple, the clergy
man, your readers and the music are the active part of your wedding
so make sure that everybody is enjoying your special day and can
remember the beautiful readings and music. We have some suggestions
regarding how to select the right amount of musicians and what instrument
combinations work well at certain otdoor set ups. Please click on
Choosing the right Group to read more about