Post # 1
We are having a beach ceremony and concerned that no one will be able to hear our vows because of the wind (when we visited the spot where we are getting married and we had trouble hearing each other unless we were close to one another)
I’ve been told the hidden microphones don’t work well because of the wind… and I’m REALLY not liking the idea of having a regular microphone on a stand in every picture… We are getting married under an arbor, so I wondering if it’s possible to hide regular mics up in the top or behind some flowers…
Any advice? If you had a beach or outdoor wedding, what was your solution? Did you use a microphone on a stand, if so, were you able to keep it out of every picture?
Thank you in advance bees!!! 🙂 Also, if you have pictures of how you kept your mics out of sight please share!
Post # 3
If it’s too far away or hidden it might not pick up the sound. Do they have lapel mics?…although they probably won’t work any better.
Personally I would just put it right where you need it but decorate it so it fits in with your decor…either wrap a flower garland around it or hang a bunch of ribbons from it.
Post # 4
The lapel mics are the ones I was told won’t work 🙁
If I can’t find an alternative I guess I will just have to decorate the mic/stand. Thanks for the input! 🙂
Post # 5
No matter what you do with a microphone on a beach, you are going to get wind noise, its unfortunate but there are only so many options that allow you to also hear someone speaking. I assume because they are saying that it is going to be on a stand that it is a handheld microphone, make sure that they have a foam wind screen on the microphone like this: http://www.amazon.com/Stage-Foam-Ball-Type-Windscreen-Black/dp/B0002GXF8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377010528&sr=8-1&keywords=microphone+windshield
This can only do so much, but it is better than not having one. Also if you are having any kind of canopy/decorations up front, they can always see if they can position the mic so it is more out of the wind, but still by the people speaking. This can be awkward in a setting like this but it is at least worth looking into.
Post # 6
Our wedding was indoors in a venue where it can be difficult to hear. What our DJ did was he had a wireless microphone that hooked into the sound system, and our officiant simply placed the microphone with the mic end hanging off the end of the book he held open during our ceremony. Essentially the microphone held the book open to a specific page. I don’t think it was anything special – just a regular microphone.
This meant not only did the microphone pick up our voices, it also picked up our officiant’s voice too. But, at the same time, it was far enough away from each of us that you didn’t get heavy breathing noises, or stuff like that.
I’m not really sure if this would work for you, but it might be an idea worth inverstigating 🙂