Help. No amplified music allowed for ceremony

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

sharksgrl99:  You could look into what qualifies as “amplified,” I assume you could get away with a boombox.

But really, I think you might need to explain to your FI that your options are a musician (or 2, or 3, or 4) or weird silence or music that might be too soft for everyone to hear.

Why is he against an acoustic guitarist, or harpist, or violinist, or string duo, triplet, or quartet?

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We had our friend play classical guitar and it was plenty loud.  Why doesn’t your FI want a musician?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

My daughter is a vocalist and sometimes sound tends to disappear outside, especially if it’s a windy day. If you have any kind of microphone and it’s windy, you’re going to get a lot of extraneous noise, coming over them. I would think the couple and the officiant would need some kind of amplification, to be heard. Maybe a body mic, of some sort?

Unless you plan to give each of your guests a kazoo, I’d go with one of the acoustic musicians already mentioned.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  2XMOB.
Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

How about a trumpeter?  His sound would cut through outdoors and it would sound lovely.  You could also do a brass quintet or string quartet

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Maybe one of your teenagers could borrow a guitar from their uncle or somewhere else, and learn a couple of simple songs? Your FBIL should be able to help teach a bit.

I’d be worried about 50 unprepared people managing too kazoo any song all together…

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