Make your special day even more memorable with music during your wedding ceremony or reception.

Planning Guide

Check Availability

Consider a Theme

Choose Music Selections

Complete Contract

1) Check Availability

Contact us to check the availability of your wedding date.


2) Consider a Theme, Mood or Ambiance

Think of the type of mood or ambiance that you would like for your special day.  Are you dreaming of a traditional, elegant ceremony?  Or maybe your vision is more modern and contemporary.


3) Choose Music Selections

Once you have decided on your “theme,” start brainstorming the specific music selections you would like. Have you always dreamed of walking down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D? Or maybe Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” is more your style. We can accommodate nearly any request! Visit our Repertoire page for a list of our standard selections, or WeddingWire, for suggestions.

You may choose music for the following portions of the wedding:

Prelude: Music played as guests are seated that sets the tone for your ceremony.

Processional: Music which accompanies the entrances of the wedding party and bride.  You may select music for these entrances:

Seating of the Grandmothers/Mothers
Procession of Attendants
Bridal Procession

Ceremony: Music for any special moment during the ceremony itself, such as:

Unity Candle/Sand
Music During Communion
Special Music

Recessional: Music for the grand exit of your wedding party, usually joyous and celebratory

Postlude: Lively music played as your guests exit the ceremony


4) Complete Contract

Download and fill out our wedding contract and return it to the address listed with a $25 deposit to hold your date *.

* Please be aware that your date is not reserved until we receive the contract and deposit.  If you haven’t finalized your music selections yet that is okay.  We will need one month prior to the ceremony (at the latest) in case we need to purchase sheet music or make custom arrangements.

Pricing & Options

Standard Wedding Package

Our standard wedding package includes approximately one hour of prelude, ceremony and postlude music, and as much planning time/correspondence with our representative as you need.
Quartet: $675
Trio: $550
Duo: $425

For each subsequent hour, the rate is $50 per player per hour. Each hour of playing includes a 5-10 minute break.

Quartet: $200
Trio: $150
Duo: $100

Additional Options

Attendance at rehearsal: $75
Venues +30 miles from MSP Airport: $25/hr of travel time + $.55/mile
Special purchased or arranged music: quoted upon request

Payment Terms

A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due with the return of the contract. The balance is due one week prior to the wedding ceremony. Checks may be written to “The Cedar String Quartet”.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will you perform outdoors?

The Cedar String Quartet will perform outdoors, but a covering or canopy is required.