Name: Brice Hursey
Business Name: Solo Acoustic Guitarist - Brice Hursey
Industry Category: wedding musician
What common mistakes do you see couples making?
Often I see that couples are planning their weddings at the last minute, and it really puts extra stress on them as well as the coordinator and other vendors. Preparation ahead of time is key to making sure that everything goes the way that you want it to!
What's the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Ask questions and get to know your vendors! The more questions that you ask, the quicker you'll know if they are the right fit. You will be able to tell what type of person they are and you will be able to know if they will put their heart and into your special day by the way they present themselves to you and answer your questions! The more that you connect with them, the more you will be at — which will result in you being able to express how you truly want the wedding of your dreams to go. They should be asking you questions in return if they truly care!
What don't couples know about your business category that they need to know?
While I do play traditional, classical wedding songs like "Canon in D," I also play a unique and intimate modern style that seems to fit well with any setting! I also have musical videos on my website, where you can hear how I sound. And I'm always willing to learn the songs that YOU want to hear.
What questions should couples be asking that they don't know to ask?
Couples should ask about how the procession of a wedding goes. A lot of times, I find that they are unsure of how a wedding goes and they don't know when songs should be played or how many songs should be played and when certain things should happen in a ceremony. They should be asking these questions beforehand, as well as during the rehearsal, so there are no awkward moments during the wedding.
What's your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Enjoy the wedding day, and be in the moment. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you should look at anything that happens that you didn't plan for as a memory that you will always cherish.
What's the most unusual wedding you ever did?
I played at a outdoor wedding in the country with a beautiful rustic setting and the bride rode up on a tractor before she walked down the aisle. Her dad was driving the tractor and you could hear her coming before you ever saw her. It was very neat and something I will always remember.
What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
I played at a wedding near the beach and there was a terrible storm coming, but the wedding went on. I was afraid that it was going to start pouring down rain right when the bride made her way down the aisle, but it just drizzled and then stopped after a minute and the clouds cleared out shortly after. I definitely breathed a sigh of relief for them and my guitar!