Wedding Piano FAQ
Common questions, detailed information, and pricing.
WHAT DO I GET AT MY WEDDING?
You will get: a live pianist performing for your guests at either:
2. Drinks Reception
3. Wedding Breakfast
4. Cocktail Hour
You can select any number of these, and in any combination. Tim will provide live music throughout the duration.
The most popular booking is a combination of 1, 2, 3, as it takes care of the music for the daytime celebrations.
You will get: unique song arrangements. Tim will work with you on your music choices using any of the methods in the show designer. Mp3 samples of work-in-progress song arrangements can be sent prior to the day.
The Members Area also contains a huge number of recordings, previous set lists, advice and ideas to help inspire your choices.
You will get: Beautiful digital pianos to make a statement around your venue.
Choose an instrument for each space at your venue where you want Tim to perform.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost of Tim's Wedding piano is based on a package price for performing at either: •Ceremony •Drinks Reception •Wedding Breakfast •Cocktail Hour.
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This includes custom piano performances at your wedding, the pianos, the rehearsal and consultation time preparing your music, all travel, expenses and VAT.
The first 149.00 of this fee will be due as the deposit to reserve the date, with the balance due closer to the day.
WILL THEY BE PIANOS OR KEYBOARDS?
Tim's Wedding Piano will not supply your venue with a plastic keyboard on a stand, ever.
All of our instruments are high quality digital pianos, from either Yamaha AvantGrand, Clavinova, or Roland Supernatural ranges, finished in polished ebony, as shown in the image gallery, and sounding exactly like the recordings in the playlist gallery.
We do not supply acoustic pianos in standard wedding packages, as they are very limited as to the locations they can be used around a venue.
WHAT IF MY VENUE HAS IT'S OWN PIANO?
Performances can be given on a venue's piano, providing the instrument is of good quality, has been maintained professionally, and is in good working order. The venue will also want to check the pianist's credentials and insurances.
Tim's Wedding Piano will work with the venue to get this all in place on your behalf.
HOW LOUD WILL THE PIANO BE?
Digital instruments can be fully volume-controlled so that there are never issues around overwhelming or underwhelming noise.
A standard performance is well under the 85dB limit of venue sound limiters, but can be easily reduced down under 65dB for guests to talk over the top, as background music. Supplementary Bose speakers are also supplied to raise the volume to gig right up to 'gig' level for those who want more of an event.
IN WHICH VENUES/AREAS DO YOU PLAY?
Tim's Wedding Piano provides a national service. The equipment is based in the centre of the UK, in Birmingham, and will travel anywhere across the country.
Please contact Tim's Wedding Piano directly to discuss bookings into Europe.
CAN I BUY A RECORDING INSTEAD?
If a live pianist is not part of your plan, but you are interested in a bespoke piano arrangement of a song (such as a ceremony procession or a first dance), then these can be commissioned individually through the Tim's Wedding Piano Fiverr account.
WHERE CAN WE SEE YOU PLAY?
Although live performances are mostly at private events, there are still plenty of opportunities hear Tim's Wedding Piano play.
Tim performs on a regular livestream, which everyone is very welcome to join. You can also meet Tim in person at a list of local Wedding Fairs and Taster Evenings, the details of which are regularly updated on the main page and on social media.
INSURANCE, TESTS & SAFETY
Tim's Wedding Piano has £10,000,000 public liability insurance, valid PAT testing for all equipment, and the relevant Risk Assessment documents.
Copies of all of these can be supplied to your venue if they are a requirement for third party suppliers.
CAN YOU ACCOMPANY A SINGER FOR MY WEDDING CEREMONY?
Tim is more than happy to accompany a singer for your ceremony.
The singer or the client must provide the sheet music for the piano, to ensure the correct version in the correct key.
There can be a rehearsal on the day, or morning, of the wedding, to give the musicians a chance to play together beforehand. This is included in the price of the booking.
CAN OTHERS PLAY ON THE PIANOS?
There is no problem with friends adding to your day by playing for you as well, as long as their use of the instrument is explicitly for the purposes of performing the piece of music.
Tim's Wedding Piano does reserve the right to refuse unauthorised people from tampering with the equipment.
CAN YOU PLAY OUTSIDE?
Yes, absolutely; there are a selection of pianos suitable for outside use, specifically to provide live music during the hot summer months.
A supply of electricity, and light cover will be required.
The Met Office weather forecast will be checked on the day of the wedding, and in the event of wet or cold weather, the piano will be set up inside with the sound projected outside. Usually, however, if the venue is proceeding with an outdoor reception, the pianist will do the same.
WILL THERE BE ANY BREAKS IN THE SHOW?
All of the piano performances last for the duration of the event en location, without breaks.
The only pauses will be in changeovers between locations, for example; when your guests and the pianist are heading from outdoor photographs, to the indoor meal.
HOW MUCH SPACE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR A PIANO?
Each piano is broadly categorised as small, medium or large, both in terms of the space they require, and the size of room they look best in.
Absolute bare minimums would be around: 6ft x 3ft - small
to 6ft x 6ft - large
CAN THE PIANIST PLAY THE ORGAN IN CHURCH?
Despite their similar appearance, these are quite different instruments, and you will require a specialist organist to perform in church. If your church does not already supply an organist, do ask us for a recommendation.
Tim is happy to perform on the piano in church as another option.