Do the musicians come to the rehearsal?
As odd as it may seem, it is usually not necessary for the musicians to attend the wedding rehearsal. When the lead musician arrives at the wedding, she will speak with the wedding director to discuss last-minute changes that might have been discussed at the rehearsal. Musicians easily adjust to these changes. If a soloist needs to rehearse a song, the musicians will arrive early and run through the music before the prelude music begins. For the hundreds of weddings we have played, Classic Touch musicians have attended perhaps a half dozen rehearsals; we are professional musicians who take pride in our ability to adjust to changing situations. If the bridal party still wishes to have a musician at the rehearsal, arrangements can be made for an extra fee.
What happens if we need more music during the ceremony?
Our musicians have many years' experience playing for weddings. If someone walks too fast, or too slow, or in the wrong order, we will make adjustments to the music in a manner transparent to you and your guests.
What if we want music not listed on your web site?
If a special piece of music is not listed on our web site, do ask us about it. We may have it, but not have it listed (a recent acquisition, perhaps). Or we may not have it but can find it for purchase. Finally, we can prepare special arrangements of many pieces for a reasonable fee. In other words, if you want it, ask for it!
We are getting married some distance away. Is there an extra charge for travel?
There may be, depending how far away the musicians live from your ceremony. Ask us for a quote..
I have been quoted different prices by other groups. Why should I choose Classic Touch?
The are two reasons you should consider Classic Touch: quality and service. Our musicians are all professional players who have many years' experience performing and playing for weddings. Our owner played his first wedding when he was 15 years old — 40 years ago! We also take care to provide exactly what the bridal party wants. We take the time to discuss all of the details so there will be no surprises on your wedding day. Unsolicited comments testify to the satisfaction of our customers.
What if you are already booked for a certain date and time?Classic Touch maintains a roster of skilled musicians, so qualified musicians will always be available.
Can you accompany a vocalist?
Yes we can. Depending on the piece, we can accompany with the whole ensemble or just a piano. We can also recommend excellent vocalists.
Can you play outdoors?
Yes we can, though we need to be covered (to protect the instruments). This can be in the form of a tent, dense shade, or a building overhang.
What are your fees?
Our fees are determined by a number of factors, including the type of ensemble (number of musicians), total length of time required, and possible travel. See our Pricing page for our more popular packages.
What do you wear?
That is up to you!. Many brides select formal black: for women that may be a dress, skirt and blouse, or nice slacks and blouse; for men either tuxedo or, for outdoor weddings in the warmer months, black pants and long-sleeved black shirts. If your wedding is less formal we can wear our "Sunday best."
When do you arrive?
We arrive in plenty of time to set up and begin playing the prelude 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.
What do you require?
All we need are firm, flat-bottom chairs, adequate lighting and, if outdoors, protection from the sun. We will bring the rest.
Do you use amplification?
We rarely need to use amplification. However, if you are expecting a large number of people you may want to consider hiring a sound system.
How do I engage Classic Touch?
Contact us by phone or email and we will get back to you right away. If you choose to engage Classic Touch, we will send you a simple contract. Upon receipt of the signed contract and a small deposit your date will be secured and we will engage the musicians. The balance is due two weeks prior to your event. It’s really quite simple, and you will have hired the best musicians and music in upstate South Carolina.