Post # 1
We are having our wedding at a vineyard but there is a new city ordinance that does not allow for amplified music outside. Ceremony will be on an outside lawn area. The reception area is fine for DJ as its farther away and enclosed. FI really doesn’t want a singer or musician, so what do we do for processional/recessional? I’m at a loss.
Post # 2
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
- 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
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.
Post # 5
It is both of our second marraige, small wedding 50-60 people, officiant does not have a microphone nor is allowed per the venue. He’s just not wanting too much traditional/classical stuff. Says what we have (what I wanted) is a lot already. I’m trying to compromise. Violinist, singer, harp is definitely out. We thought about guitarist but the only one we know is his brother/best man who just had surgery on his strumming arm. Plus we are trying to avoid additional costs if possible. (We already have 5 teenagers combined).
We are having a lot of fun elements including the guests, I was thinking kazoos as well. What would we have them play? I’m stumped trying to think of songs they all might know. Especially for recessional.
Kazoo thoughts? Songs?
Post # 6
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
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…