One of the top questions I receive from couples and their event planners is: When will you arrive to set up for my wedding?
The short answer to that is: at least an hour before my play time. But are you wondering what is involved in my setup (and how I move my giant instrument)? I'm going to walk you through it below, so read on!
I am ready to play the prelude 30 minutes before the scheduled ceremony time. I begin playing at that time or whenever guests begin arriving. I suggest choosing about 5 songs for the prelude music. Depending on your venue, I will play 10-30 minutes of prelude music as your guests arrive. Prelude music may be classical, pop, or anything else you choose. I have a sampling of songs on my Wedding Songs page, or you may choose any song you like!
Are you wondering whether I'm available to play for your wedding date? Text me at 702-575-2793 or use the Contact Form to check my availability. I will be thrilled to hear from you!
FAQ: Does the Harp Need to Be Amplified?
Couples and clients often wonder whether the harp needs to be amplified. The short answer is: usually the harp doesn't need amplification, but it depends on the venue.
At an Outdoor Venue
At an Indoor Venue
At an indoor venue with good acoustics, for example a church, amplification is rarely needed.
I recommend using amplification for the harp at many indoor venues in Las Vegas, for example:
An important consideration for using amplification for the harp is the guest count. If you have under 50-75 guests at your event, the acoustic sound of the harp will be perfect--gently accompanying the conversation of your guests. But if you have 100 guests or more, light amplification is helpful so that the harp can be heard even as the party is ongoing.
How It Works
I bring my own mic and amp upon request. I can also hook up to a house system or your DJ's speakers for a more dramatic effect.
When using amplification, my goal is to make it seem to your guests as if it isn't even there. I never set the sound to an overwhelming level, and I keep it as visually unobtrusive as possible. (My mic even lives inside the harp and is invisible to you and your guests!) The amplification of my harp is a discreet *enhancement* of the sound, just one of the many details that help make your wedding day seamless, elegant, and polished.
This photo is courtesy of M Place Productions.
Don't worry--I don't expect you to be an expert on harp amplification! If you think you may need amplification for your wedding or event, please use the contact form or text me at 702-707-4225, and we'll discuss.