I get the occasional wedding ceremony gig, sometimes alone with backing tracks for budget weddings, or more commonly with my pianist.
Lately, I've had to gently fend off a couple bride requests that I come down to the timbuktu wedding venue the friday before or whatever to play down the processional, etc.
Now, I can understand how they want everything perfect, but when I gave them my quote for doing the performance, I never budgeted time and expense to drive down and do a separate run-thru. On Fridays, I would have to arrange and pay for child care to boot.
What is the "industry standard" for wedding musicians? Do wedding musicians typically do the rehearsal too and budget/quote a higher price accordingly? Maybe I should track down a couple string players I know and ask them.
Just thought I'd ask here what the general understanding is about covering the rehearsal ceremony for live wedding instrumentalist performers.