Choosing your wedding musicians can be tricky if you have no idea at all. Some clients have very clear vision of what they wish for their events but to those who leave the details to the suppliers, the challenges are endless.
# 1 : UNDERSTAND YOUR VENUE
Bear in mind the capacity of your event's place. A duo or trio would suffice for an intimate wedding set up. For large ballrooms, you may opt for a band, an ensemble or better yet an orchestra.
# 2: GUEST EXPECTANCY
If your wedding will be full of mature relatives , the best pick is a group catering to old songs or standards like a string orchestra or Big Band of wind instruments. If your guests are ranging from 25 - 45 year old, then a string quartet playing their renditions of Coldplay's Paradise would be nice or Dare you to move by the Switchfoot.
# 3: BUDGET
This is always a thing to consider. You don't have to skip booking a musician just because you cannot afford it. You may hire a pianist who sings or guitar who sings to serenade you and play instrumental music in between your speeches and dances. Ask for expert advise for a modified and customised group that would suit your needs.
Here are some questions we ask clients before hey decide which ones to book:
1. what is your budget?
2. what instruments do you wish to be booked?
3. we suggest the following formula in booking musicians
4. after formulating, we suggest different packages so we can present them with at least three options.
5. we meet for more details and booking process is discussed.
So in hiring musicians , bear in mind these tips to have a successful booking experience.
The past year has been the advent of intimate wedding set up. Its becoming more popular to hold the ceremony at a chapel than the usual church we have seen before.
A Capella is an italian phrase meaning ala chapel or in chapel style. Soft, intimate, sacred, full bodied sound surprisingly produced by just four people, these are the characterists of a four-part harmony group or popularly know as a capella.
Like a String Quartet, the members of the group have certain parts to sing to complete a harmony. The bass gives a drone and full sound almost dictating what chords are to be used, the Tenor and alto usually sings the counter tempo, the saw in a see-saw in layman's term, and of course the Soprano singing mostly the melody. I say mostly but not everytime.
Next time you listen to an acapella, try following the melody and you would notice that it moves around the group.
If you want to make your wedding intimate, you can always check Tenstringedlyre Acapella at www.tenstringedlyre.com
We continue to give our clients comfort, ease and convenience by signing up for more social media accounts. We have signed up with twitter@tenstringedlyre, instagram@tenstringedlyre, viber under the same name with number +63947.9919247 among the many facebook pages we have.
We would be launching our official facebook page as Tenstringedlyre and would be featuring more of our artists in the roster. We have Klezmishugas , a jewish music inspired group but plays classical as well, piano soloist who sings best fit for your Christian wedding for that more intimate, music- from-the- heart songs. And having said that, we give 3% social media tag discount, as we call it for all those clients who can share our accounts, website and pages to their own. Its a some form of barter but we give more by thw discount. We feature them, they feature us, and even get discounted
Watch our of more discounts we would be giving time to time. For inquiries, visit our website at www.tenstringedlyre.com
Our new subscription article is up at www.bridalbook.ph once again. Please check out our humble packages for String Quartet / Female Quartet and our newly formed group, the TSL Acapella.
We also offer smaller groups like the Male Trio, which we will be launching soon, a Jewish-inspired duo of Guitar and Violin called Klezmishugas, an acoustic duo of a singing guitarits and our female singer Fei.
We are also launching soon a solo singing- pianist,currently referring the live music band Cirkulo, fit for your corporate parties and up-beat Reception dinner.
We feature our artists in this website to introduce to clients their profiles, making sure they see who will be playing in their weddings. Chances are, you look up a group in youtube or facebook but the players on your wedding day would be different. With Tenstringedlyre, we even invite clients to come and see us rehearse to give them a chance to meet their musicians. Book our artists ahead of time and enjoy a 10% discount.
Last few gigs ago, we got a request from a couple who are so into music, particularly those of Vince Guaraldi's. They grew up listening to Peanuts, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all the music that went with it. Naturally, they selected their reception dinner music from these albums.
After their wedding, they wish to listen to the group's rendition of Skating, You're in love Charlie Brown, and the sorts. It was a bit late of a reqest but we can accomodate it for sure.
If you haven't thought of a souvenir to give your guests or it happens that most of your attendees are music lovers, this wedding CD souvenir would be your best bet. Ü
Tenstrigedlyre's pick of the month is Anzak's Studio in BF Homes Sucat. We can lay in the instrumental tracks and then the couple can lay in their vocals. It would be one of the best gifts you can give to your family and friends, unique and personalized wedding CD souvenir. For inquiries, please visit our website at www.tenstringedlyre.com
For recording needs, we refer Anzak's Studio in BF Sucat.
Another large wedding portal is Weddings and Motifs here in Manila. They offer advertorials in their publications and sponsor bridal fairs. This year they are holding two major events at the SMX Convention Center and one at another venue. Tenstringedlyre has just signed up with a possible platinun subscription to expand our market and to reach more brides out there. As you all know by now who have been following this blog thaf we give 10% discount to brides and grooms who book themselves. We find it more appealing hearing from the brides themselves what they have in mind for their wedding, after all its once in a lifetime they get to to walk down that aisle.
We are excited to be joining bridal fairs this year and the months to come. We will keep you posted. Visit us at www.tenstringedlyre.com
Tenstringedlyre just got funkier with our social media accounts. We are now Instagraming, Facebooking and Tweeting all under the same name Tenstringedlyre. Like our photos, share your wedding photos with us, tag us to your own social media accounts and we reward those big thumbs on the works. Tenstringedlyre gives 3-5% discount to whatever package you wish to book us if you tag us to your own accounts, , may it be quartet, double quartet or smaller groups like trio or duo. Have you checked our facebook pages too? Follow us on all our accounts and we give wonderful perks like wakeboarding passes, recording sessions, free concert tickets just to name a few.
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In every occassion we go to and play at, we always encouter clients or relatives of clients who want to sing and perform with us. We always encourage it and we even invite them to rehearse with us.
Our artists practice and learn new pieces continously and they practice on the last week of every month. Please call or text us for private viewing, for rehearsals and we can even do our muaic consultation while listening to our artists. You may catch us at BF Homes at Tenstringedlyre Music Studio or in Nuvali House where we sleep over and rehearse too. For inquiries you can always check our website at www.tenstringedlyre.com
Finally we have found the studio that fits our needs. Accesible for our artists, accessible to our clients as well. We have been looking for Anzak's Studio in BF Homes Paranaque for the longest time and thanks to our musician friend Cielo de Carmen and our sponsor Enrico Canivel, we have finaly set foot at Anzak's.
Our sound engineer is a musician himself, which is major plus when you are recording. He can make a lot of contributions while you do your tracks. He is also an established musician apart from being succesful in his field if work, Anzak's Studio is in BF Homes Sucat Paranaque, Elizalde Street, LG building 2nd floor. You may check their facebook page as Anzak Modern Music Productions. We wil post more photos of our recording at our website www.tenstringedlyre.com
The beauty of my job are the perks, the travels and the meet ups. At tenstringedlyre, once the client is booked or certain to get booked, our music consultation is automatically free of charge. I get to meet our clients, talk to them personally and helps me a lot in customizing the repertoire i wil be sending them. Meet ups are essential for me to break the ice, to introduce to clients that Tenstringedlyre is committed to bring personal touch to their wedding. It is one of our company's aims to provide personalized treatment to every client we have. In meetings also, we get to discuss some more preferences like what to wear, what time we are needed to be around, what songs they dont want in their list and all other personal stuff that client dont get usually with other musicians. With Tenstringedlyre, the coffee is on us ü