Wedding FAQ

How do I find out Avalanche’s availability and rates?

The Contact & Rate Info section of our web site identifies 3 easy ways to contact Avalanche to find out information on rates, availability and booking.

  • You may complete and submit the form on the Contact page. 
  • You may send us an EMAIL with all the pertinent information. 
  • You may call us at (530) 550-7473 or 530.412.1938.

If you are available on my date, how do I reserve Avalanche?

Avalanche requires a nonrefundable deposit to reserve your date and time. We accept checks payable to Avalanche an Acoustic Duo or Elizabeth Glattly and Pay Pal.

When is the balance due?

Your balance is due on or before your wedding day and you may pay by check or cash. 

Do you need to attend our rehearsal?

No. We are able to review the cues that we need the day of your wedding with your officiate prior to the ceremony. We often provide music during rehearsal dinners and for Sunday brunches after weddings, so please ask about our discounted fee for other wedding related events.

When will you arrive for my wedding?

We will arrive to setup approximately 20-30 minutes before we begin playing. You are not charged for this set up time. Our fee begins when you’ve requested the pre-ceremony background music for the seating of your guests. If we relocate after the ceremony to a different location our fee continues for the travel and 2nd set up.

When do you usually begin playing music?

It’s up to you. We’ll ask you when you’d like us to begin playing background music for the pre-ceremony seating of your guests. We usually begin 30 minutes prior to the ceremony, but sometimes we begin as early as an hour before the wedding or as late as 15 or 20 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to begin. The number of guests attending your wedding, the location and other factors will help decide the start time for the music. Avalanche is available for consultation on scheduling questions.

Who selects the Processional & Recessional Music?

You may choose the Processional Music for the entrance of your bridesmaids and other attendants (ring bearers ~flower girls) and the Bridal Processional Music as well as the Recessional Music for the Wedding party. We also offer music for the seating of the parents, unity candle, sand ceremony, communion and other special requests. Liz is available for unlimited music consultation via phone and email. When you are ready to choose your specific music selections please complete and submit the Wedding Questionnaire Form. We like to receive it at least one month before your wedding.

Will you play a special request?

Yes, we are happy to accommodate special requests. Please allow as much time as possible so we can check our vast library to see if we own the music that you’d like. If we have to purchase the music we will ask you to reimburse us for the cost. 

I have a friend who I’d like to sing during the ceremony. Will you accompany a singer?

Yes, we can accompany a singer. We require a rehearsal before the ceremony and we charge a nominal  fee.

Will I need a microphone for my officiate?

Several factors, including the number of guests, your location and your officiate, will help you decide if you need a microphone . We rent a cordless, standing microphone with amplification for your ceremony (subject to location).

What do you need me to provide for you at the wedding?

Avalanche will need 2 armless chairs. For outdoor events we require protection from the weather (direct sunlight or rain) for our instruments. Some locations provide cover with a market umbrella, tent or a canopy of trees. Access to electricity is helpful, although not necessary.

Do you have a CD we can purchase?

We have a 2 full CDs available which features some of the most requested songs from our repertoire. Please contact Liz for more information.

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