(Closed) Help! How to Mic Ceremony??

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Our videographers mic’d the groom (my guy). I’ve seen some where they mic the officiant as well. The brides don’t wear one.

But I don’t know what equipment it was. I also can’t remember if that was for the video only or if the guests could hear, but we talked so softly that the mics even had a hard time picking us up. So I guess my reply boils down to get mics and talk louder than a whisper.

Post # 4
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497 posts
Helper bee

Hey there…we had an outside wedding and it was SUPER SUPER windy.  We paid the sound tech from our reception band to come 90 minutes early and set up a microphone.

The best part was being confident that it was being done correctly.

Even with all of the wind, we had one mic on a stand that our officiant spoke into. Mr Corn and I were close enough to the mic that it picked up our voices too.

Best of luck!!

 

Post # 5
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

"Lavalier" mics — they are like little microphone pendants.  The groom got one and our officiant got one, so my voice picked up through theirs (you stand so close you don’t need your own).  You can also get the clip on kind they use for TV.

We had the DJ’s do it, so it was done professionally and set up so there’s no feedback, etc.  It was a lifesaver in our outdoor, windy venue.

Oh, but keep in mind that once they wire you up, that puppy is on!  Groom walked down the aisle and was talking to his mom (he walked her down the aisle) and everyone heard.  But it was cute… 

Post # 7
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am trying to figure out the EXACT problem these days!  I have an additional challenge of having no access to an electric outlet.  Any ideas to recommend?  Are there battery powered speakers that work well?  Thanks! 

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