How much should you pay your wedding musicians?

According to The Wedding Report (focused on statistics in the Wedding Industry), wedding couples in 2008 paid anywhere from $245 to $847 for wedding musicians. I don't know whether this includes JUST the ceremony and reception or everything thrown in, like the cocktail hour, dancing etc. In Cincinnati, the 'going rate' for a wedding pianist to play at your ceremony is anywhere from $150 to $280.

Make sure this includes the pianist's attendance at your wedding rehearsal! Extras probably include asking the pianist to accompany for a vocal/instrumental artist at your wedding; or staying later to play for the reception or cocktail hour.

Hope this helps!