She asked a friend to play the music for her wedding, and then THIS happened…

bride-200935_1280When planning her wedding, a friend of the bride offered to play trumpet for the processional.  It sounded like a great idea and the price was right.  But, unfortunately, this very nice man didn’t really play the trumpet all that often and was extremely nervous in front of a crowd.  He totally botched the song and the bride had to just keep walking down the aisle as if nothing was wrong.  It was not the entrance she had dreamed of.

 Actually, that bride was me!

Fast forward 30 years or so, as I work with couples hiring musicians for their weddings.  Should you hire a friend to handle the music for your wedding?  I won’t give you an unequivocal no, but I would urge you to be very cautious with that decision.  Read More “She asked a friend to play the music for her wedding, and then THIS happened…”