Outdoor ceremony….No SOUND?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Miss Moxy:  Wow, that’s a bummer. But to answer your question. Yes, there are battery operated amps. And you should definatley get one that way your band, officiant and hubby and you for that matter will be heard at the wedding. Here’s an amp that my brother bought. He LOVES it. Good Luck.

 

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland-CUBE-Street-Battery-Powered-Stereo-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104602909-i1380061.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&kwid=productads-plaid^32411701361-sku^104602909@ADL4gc-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^13625724161

 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are using a quiet generator for our ceremony. Not only for music but for a PA system as a whole. My FMIL is sure that no one will be able to hear anything if we don’t use microphones.

We are also setting it a ways away and using extension cords to bring in the electricity – to help with the noise of the generator…

Otherwise – you could use a dock of some kind – create your list on an iPod or smartphone – dock it and play it through the speakers on the dock.

I think you might even be able to find a microphone that could hook into the dock for your officiant and fiance??

Like this:

BOSE Speaker dock

JBL Speaker Dock

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We use a battery operated sound system at work that lasts about 3 hours on a full charge.  It’s probably kind of expensive to buy but I’m sure you could rent one.

It may be tough to purchase or rent equipment for the whole band.  You’d need an amp for guitar & bass although keys & mics could be fed through the system.  But I’d recommend the battery operated system for the ceremony & a generator for the band.  As long as you don’t have to worry too much about overall volume, the band should be playing louder than a gerator.  Most generators operate around 60 decibles and your guests chatter will probably be around 70-75 so the band will probably play above that & hide the sound of the generator.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re not allowed to have sound during the ceremony. We’re getting married at an outdoor park-type venue with more than one outdoor ceremony possibly happening at the same time. They don’t want sound to carry so nothing amplified or naturally loud (saxophones, etc.). This is their standard policy and they say there’s never any issue being heard.We’re having a harp for music. Just speak above a whisper and you should be fine. Even if our guests can’t hear every word, they’ll get the idea. I’m not worried about it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our officient brought wireless microphones and sound equipment.  Maybe yours will as well?

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