We are happy to play for civil partnerships, gay weddings or traditional weddings. We want to make your day extra special!
Every wedding is different and so ultimately your wedding adviser (usually connected to the venue) will be able to help you the most. However, as a general guide for booking the quartet we suggest that you work on the timings below. It is also worth checking timings with your photographer as to how long he or she will want to keep you for photographs as this will govern your drinks reception timings.
Church service – 1 ½ hours (playing for guests’ arrival plus ceremony)
Civil ceremony – 1 hour (playing for guests’ arrival plus ceremony)
Drinks reception – 2 hours
Wedding breakfast – 1 ½ - 2 hours
We are able to play for any combination of the above and are able to move freely between venues/rooms. Prices do not include the time it takes us to set up or pack away but would include travel time between venues such as the church and reception venue.
‘4tissimo’ are very experienced in choosing a programme to suit the needs of every guest in the room and we have music from every era so that Aunty Ethel, little Johnny and you, the bride and groom, are happy.
If we are playing for a ceremony you will need to choose your processional music along with a couple of pieces for the signing of the register and one for your recessional. Many couples are worried about the music finishing before the bride actually arrives at the altar, or when they are only halfway out at the end of a ceremony. We pride ourselves in choosing suitable start and finish points in the music for arrivals and departures and we will always have the music flowing so that there are no embarrassing silences.
Whilst we have a huge repertoire, there may be a special piece that you cannot find on our list. Please do not hesitate to ask us as we may be able to get hold of it very easily and we will always do our very best to accommodate your request/s.
Maxine will also be available to discuss any choices with you however abstract you may think they are! It is becoming much more normal to stray away from the traditional wedding marches at ceremonies now but you can still hear Pachelbel’s ‘Canon’ alongside Coldplay!