For our wedding we are thinking about having a string quartet or trio for about a couple of hours max. Anyone recommend any? I tried simply strings but they were very expensive :)
I don't actually know any, but if you do go for a string trio, check what instruments are involved. Some have 2 violins (1st and 2nd) and a cello, but some have a violin, a viola and a cello. I find that the ones including violas make a fuller sound :)
String quartets usually have 2 violins (1st and 2nd), a viola and a cello which sounds lovely!
I used to play in quintet including 2 violas, 2 violins and a cello!! :lol:
(I'm biased btw, because I play viola, but the viola does make a difference because it's the inbetweeny sound between a violin and a cello! Unfortunately it's a bit of a dying heart and there aren't that many people interested in playing viola anymore :()
we've booked simply strings and from our investigation they are actually cheaper than alot. After all you are paying for 3/4 peoples time. its about 450 for 2 hours and we had some quoting up to £600.
We have booked them too lol xx
Bit late now i realise as you've booked others, but i have a string quartet that are available for weddings at competitive prices. Just to let you (and others) know for the future! :thumbsup: