Columbia River Strings is dedicated to making your wedding day music
exactly as you imagine it. From timeless wedding melodies, to jazz classics
to current pop hits, we can play it all! If there is something we don't have
in our repertoire currently, we can arrange it for you. We have years of
experience playing for weddings of all demoninations at venues from
Portland, to Astoria, to Hood River. We also have various ensembles available
to cater to different musical preferences.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding we will discuss all of the details regarding music and timing by email or phone. If you have a coordinator, it will be helpful to be in contact with him/her as well.
On the wedding day, we arrive early enough to meet briefly with the bride or coordinator, set up, and start playing on time.
During the ceremony we will keep an eye on what is happening and make sure to adjust the timing of the music as necessary. If there are any unexpected delays or last minute changes, we are always ready with a few extra selections ready in case we need to keep playing.
What is Included
Our wedding ceremony package includes 25-30 minutes of prelude music,
processional music, any music during the ceremony itself (if desired), and 5-10
minutes of postlude music.
Any music from our extensive repertoire.
We can also arrange new pieces or songs starting at $50.
~ For a 5:00 ceremony ~
4:15 - Musicians Arrive, Make Contact With Coordinator, Set Up
4:30 - Musicians begin prelude music
5:00 - Musicians begin processional music
5:30 - Ceremony Ends (approximately), Recessional Piece
5:35 - Postlude music as guests exit (about 5 - 10 minutes)