Planning 101 13th March 2018

8 Great String Quartets For Your Wedding

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A string quartet or string trio is a classic choice of wedding entertainment for many couples every year. Their elegant, soothing sound creates a sophisticated atmosphere, and their presence is a visual spectable your guests will enjoy. 

A wedding string quartet could play in a variety of scenarios on your big day. They can set the scene as your guests are filling the ceremony room, play you down the aisle and during the signing of the register. You can also have the quartet play afterwards at the drinks reception before your guests are seated at dinner.

When it comes to choosing the pieces your string quartet will play, it's often helpful to request the repetoire list your chosen quartet has in place. You're likely to see a variety of classical pieces, as well as some string arrangements of modern songs. Work with your quartet to arrange the programme for the day, and be ready to take their advice as to what might work well. The quartet will likely have played at hundreds of weddings, thus have the knowledge and experience to ensure your musical accompaniment goes without a hitch. 

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Here are 10 of our favourite quartets from around the country:

1. Northern String Quartet

Location: Manchester

Covers: Nationwide

2. Oopsie Mamushka

Location: London

Cover: Nationwide

3. Aderyn String Quartet

Location: Cardiff

Cover: Wales & West England

4. Passion With Strings

Location: West Sussex

Cover: South East

5. City String Enemble

Location: London

Cover: South East

6. The Kings String Quartet

Location: Worcestershire

Cover: Midlands

7. Music Students For Hire (Agency)

Location: Nationwide

8. Encore (Agency)

Location: Nationwide

We recommend that you contact several different string quartets in order to compare several quotes. We also highly recommend you contact some agencies as well. Agencies offer the advantage of security in the unlikely event something were to go wrong with the quartet you booked orginially. With many musicians on their books, they'll easily be able to sort a replacement. 

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