|When will the musicians arrive?
We will be at the location at least 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled start
How will you select prelude
We have a large book of Classical, Baroque, and Romantic selections that we will
play from. If you have favorite pieces that you would like your guests to hear
as a part of the prelude, we will add those selections to the mix.
How long will Azalea Strings play prior to the
start of the ceremony?
We normally start the prelude music about 30 minutes prior to the start time
of your ceremony. For outdoor events or small gatherings, 15 minutes may suffice.
Shorter prelude time allows for a longer ceremony or additional postlude music
if musicians are hired for 1 hour only.
What will the musicians wear to
This is a general outline of what we typically wear to events:
Formal: women - long blak slacks or skirt, long-sleeved black blouse, men - tuxedo
Informal: women - long black slacks with solid colored short sleeved blouse,
men - long black slacks, white dress shirt, tie
accompany singers or other instrumentalists?
Yes, in certain circumstances. We will need the sheet music provided (if we do
not already have it) and at least one rehearsal with the performer.
Do you attend the wedding
Not normally. Because we have played at so many weddings, we are comfortable
discussing our role in your ceremony over the phone or in person. If you have
an unusual situation or a complicated ceremony, you might want to consider having
a musician attend your rehearsal (fee of $75/hr.)
Will you travel outside of
Yes, we have performed in events as far north as Savannah, GA and as far outh
as Fort Lauderdale, FL. There is usually a fee associated with travel, though.
Do you need a microphone
or any amplification?
No, we prefer to not play with amplification. In the case of a large, outdoor
event, we can set up closer to the audience, and that
What if I change my selections?
That's fine - especially if you choose from our repertoire list. If you would
like to add a piece that we do not already own, please make sure you let us know
a week before your event.
What should I expect to
provide for the musicians?
We will need one armless chair for each musician. If we will be playing outside,
adequate shade and shelter from rain is necessary.
Do you require a deposit and when is final payment
We don't require a deposit as long as we have a completed and signed contract.
Full payment is due on the day of your event. You may pay ahead, and in that
case, we will hold your check until after we perform. Please also be aware that
we cannot cash checks made out to Azalea Strings. This has caused us many problems
in the past, and we strongly appreciate checks made out properly (see contract).
Contracts are available on the front page of our site, and can be downloaded,
filled out, and mailed to Azalea Strings. Please speak to someone first about
reserving your date before sending the contract.