Dallas Wedding Violinist

Dean Raskin


What is your booking process?

First, you fill out the short form on the 'Booking' page with very basic but important details.  Then I will respond to you within 24 hours to let you know if I am available on your ceremony date and time.  If I'm available, I will send you an email address to where you can make a $50 deposit to hold your date and be offically booked.  I take online payments via Zelle and Venmo.  They are both free.  Once I have received your deposit, I will maintain an email thread with you that covers details up to your big day.


Is there a contract I need to sign?  

Signing a contract is optional.  Our email correspondence serves as a formal 'agreement'.  If you would like to have a written contract, one can be drawn and sent to you free of charge once you have paid your deposit.


Do you need speakers, microphones, or any other equipment from our DJ or our venue?

No.  My setup provides proper sound volume scaling from tiny intimate weddings to 400+ guests.  I use top of the line Bose speaker systems.  For cocktail hours, I may need a plug outlet at the venue.


Are you willing to perform with other musicans we hire?

I do not perform songs along with other musicians at ceremonies.  Although I strictly play solo, I have no problem with taking turns playing if you also have other soloists or ensembles performing at your ceremony. 


How much in advance do I need to hire you?

A deposit must be placed a minimum of 5 days in advance to book any service.  I also do not take bookings more than 6 months away.  If you cancel or postpone your ceremony your deposit is forfeit.  If I am available on your new ceremony day, I will apply your deposit.


Do you play special requests?

I have discontinued playing special requests.  As much as I would like to continue playing special requests, it has proven to involve an inordinate amount of preparation factors especially when servicing multiple ceremonies.