String Quartets Still Outrank DJs in Class, Cost
While many brides are fretting over their wedding colors or
centerpieces, they all have the same opinion regarding their
String quartets are the number one choice of brides and grooms
according to Chandler Judkins, owner of the most popular
musician contractor company in Las Vegas called Las Vegas
Las Vegas Wedding Music receives more requests for string
quartets than any other music group, even though they offer
dozens of options including jazz quartets, piano soloists, big
bands, and more.
"Our string quartets alone have doubled, if not, tripled within
the last two years," Judkins said. "Las Vegas is fast becoming
an elegant city to be married in and that means, more string
DJs are known for their affordability and usually nothing more.
So couples on a budget might hire a DJ to save a dime, but they
are oftentimes disappointed in the service and atmosphere. Those
same brides and grooms are quick to state that if they had the
funds, a string quartet would be their number one choice of
However, string quartets are also starting to outrank DJs in
costs. In Las Vegas, DJ costs are skyrocketing and in many major
wedding chapels, couples have to foot a ,000 to ,000 bill.
Judkins thinks this is outrageous.
"Las Vegas Wedding Music will never gouge couples to make a buck
just because this is Las Vegas," Judkins said. "We want to
promote live music so we keep our prices as low as possible. Any
string quartet hired for a wedding should cost less than ,000
for a few hours of performing, and if the quartet is only for
the ceremony, it should cost less than 0."
Judkins said that couples should check prices before making a
commitment on their wedding music. Couples should also be
careful because sometimes wedding coordinators aren't always
honest about live musician prices.
"It's easier for wedding coordinators to use the same DJ for
every wedding, so they don't have to bother finding a band,"
Judkins said. "So many times they state that a string quartet
will cost a lot more because of the time they will end up
putting in to find that string quartet. They often take a cut
off the musician's price because they have to work to find the
Judkins advises brides to find their own string quartet through
a wedding musician contractor. That way they know the musicians
will show up, they can hear sound demos of the band, and brides
won't have to pay a coordinator hidden costs to do the work for
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"Those who come to me are the brides and grooms who truly know
that nothing compares to live music for their wedding," Judkins
said. "No matter what DJs offer, they can never offer the same
benefits that a live string quartet offers."