Bride Has Decided

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  1. Ed Lee

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    If my memory serves me now, I can only recall 3 times I dealt with a wedding planner. Too, I'd estimate I wore a tux at only about 50% of all the weddings I played solos for the ceremony, 2 or 3 in which I wore a choir robe and the rest just grey to black suits. I do have two black tuxes and a white dinner jacket of my own that still fit, even though I had to get new trousers for one.

    The truth now is ... I won't be playing at any more weddings.
     
  2. gmonady

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    Then ask them for the payment in advance while the feeling of bliss is still in the air. There will be an exponential fall off after the ceremony and the probability function of payment being received becomes directly proportional to the bliss time-function.
     
  3. gmonady

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    But NOT a good Postlude if the blissful couple thinks that when you agreed on "Trumpet Voluntary" that you were in fact "volunteering" your time; so get the dough before you blow.
     
  4. Ed Lee

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    It never happened to me, but now that I think about it, "my 10 day final payment could have been delayed into the process of dunning and/or small claims court because the bride and groom spent all their available cash while on their honeymoon. The best was when "daddy" made the final payment before I could get out the church door.
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    I have too ... put your money in the jukebox.
     
  6. xjb0906

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    Did the rehearsal tonight. Tweaked the music for the length of the walk and the taste of the bride. The wedding is outside at 6PM. Not sure where that idea came from. We will be right outside of the expensive venue that was rented for this event.The biggest challenge is going to be playing well in the cold. I tend to lose a little control of the notes when playing in cooler temps. The bride was more than pleased with tonight's results. Hoping to have as much luck tomorrow. Edited the time.
     
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  7. Vulgano Brother

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    Be prepared for the bride to walk twice as fast at the wedding.
     
  8. xjb0906

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    Survived the chilly weather. The bride and others are happy. The DJ asked for my card for referrals. Success!
     
  9. Ed Lee

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    And all your worries are over with a gig well done.
     
  10. Conntribution

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    Well now, my Gramps, the Major, used to say. "Get your money first. A weddin' is but a funeral where you smell your own flowers".
     

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