Wedding Harpist- The General Approach

Although each wedding is as unique and special as the bride and groom themselves...

I find that most weddings fit into my basic wedding package with an average cost of $300. 

My basic wedding package includes:

  • Unlimited telephone and e-mail consultation
  • Your choice of music for a one hour ceremony including
    • A 20-30 minute prelude
    • All wedding processionals
    • Special music to accompany a unity candle or sand ceremony
    • A recessional
    • 5-10 minutes of postlude as your guests file out of the ceremony space
  • Travel up to 50 miles from Ann Arbor

For a slight additional cost I am happy to provide:

  • An in person consultation at my home
  • Additional time for a longer ceremony (for example: a full Catholic Mass)
  • Travel more than 50 miles from Ann Arbor
  • Additional musicians including the following combinations:
    • Flute and harp
    • Violin and harp
    • Cello and harp

A few additional details:

  • I arrive 1 hour before I am scheduled to play in order to get set up and have time to talk with your officiant and/or wedding planner.
  • I do not usually attend the wedding rehearsal. I find that this is more for you and your wedding party to practice your moves. 
  • I play a gold Lyon and Healy style 22 semi-grand harp. It was built in Chicago in 1930 and refurbished in 1992.
  • In more than 30 years working as a professional harpist I have never missed a wedding or other event that I agreed to play.  
  • I am happy to take a special request at least 2 weeks before your wedding as long as suitable sheet music is available for the song. 
  • If you plan to have a friend or family member sing at your wedding I can often accompany them (depending on the song). 
  • I bring all of the equipment that I require. The only thing that you need to provide is a space that is at least 4' X 4' with a dry, flat surface. 
  • The sound box of the harp provides natural amplification that helps the sound to carry approximately as well as a concert grand piano. Additional amplification is rarely needed.
  • I do ask for a deposit to reserve your wedding date. The balance is due at least one week before your wedding.

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Click to listen to a sample of me playing Pachelbel's Canon in D while you scroll through some photos below!