Wedding Music & Dancing: Invite Ceremony Musicians to Wedding Reception?

Q:

My fiance and I have decided to have a morning wedding ceremony immediately followed by a wedding brunch buffet. We've booked a wedding string quartet to play for the ceremony. Should we invite the quartet to the wedding reception?

A:

You don't have to, but if you want to invite them to sit down and enjoy a meal, that's really nice of you! However, they probably won't expect to be invited to stay. You might also consider having them play during the buffet and reception, and then feed them afterward -- that way you'll feel like they earned their keep!


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