Post # 1
We are having an outdoor ceremony with approximately 40 guests, and I know we are going to need some sort of sound mics. I am wondering if I will need both guys to be mic’d up with it being so small? I was only going to mic the officiant, but now I am second guessing….
There is a small water feature very close to where the guests will be seated and I’m not sure how much that is going to interfere with their hearing.
Anyone have mic’s at such a small event?
Post # 3
I would say if theres going to be constant background noise- like water- to get a mic. one mic should be ok i would think. But in theory your really only going to have like 4 rows of 10 or 5 rows of 8, so it wouldnt have to be very loud. You could go with some friends to the site and test it. Have someone stand at the “alter” and someone at the back of the seating area and see if they can hear you ok.
Post # 4
It depends on your venue. We’re having roughly 24 people and planning to have a microphone because the ceremony is near a fountain and there occasionally is the sound of a car driving down a nearby road. I’d listen to how much ambient noise there is and decide from there.
Post # 5
I am hearing impaired, and always really appreciate when people use microphones. Even in a small space, background noise can really make it difficult to understand what people are saying. Having a microphone can really help your guests tell what is being said in the ceremony you’ve worked really hard on!