While there are many important things to plan and juggle when planning your wedding, don’t let your musician’s contract slip through the cracks.
When it’s time to seal the deal with your musician or ensemble, make sure you get it in writing.
Before signing on the dotted line, review your contract and make sure it includes the items below.
The date of event, arrival time, music start time, and location with an address.
The Equipment they are going to supply and equipment you’re expected to provide (such as chairs, music stands, amplifiers, shade umbrellas, etc.).
The number of musicians booked and instruments that will be played, such as violin, viola, cello, etc.
What the musicians will be wearing.
The amount of time they're expected to perform, and agreement to send the list of songs once confirmed.
Fees and overtime rates to ensure flexibility if you need them to play longer.
Deposit and balance due dates.
Cancellation and refund policy.
There you have it! Hopefully, your wedding musician’s contract will be complete. If one of those items listed above are missing, I’m sure your musician will be happy to add it in (it’s beneficial for both parties).
“8 Things Your Wedding Musician's Contract Should Have” author: Suzy, violinist and founder of Vogue Violin www.vogueviolin.com