(Closed) Are you miking your outdoor ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we didn’t, but we only had 30 guests. and our rabbi is loud.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t use microphones either, but the ceremony area was small and there were less than 50 people there so we didn’t need it. If your ceremony area is big and wide open and you have many people spread out over a large enough area, it might be a good idea to get some sound amplification if you think some guests may have a hard time hearing you.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are – we are getting married on a terrace overlooking the ocean, so there will likely be some wave noise that we need to overcome. We just went to our friends’ wedding that was outdoors, and we couldn’t hear them say their vows even though we could hear the pastor, so we decided that we should definitely mike it. But, luckily it doesn’t cost extra – it’s the same mike/speaker system that we’re using for the reception music, so our guy is going to be moving it inside during cocktail hour.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

We’re not planning on it. I just attended an outdoor wedding yesterday and they didn’t mike it. You could hear everything very clearly!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This has been my biggest complaint as a guest at outdoor weddings.  Looks nice, but I can’t hear half of what is said.  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We aren’t unless the officiant has a mic!

I have been to an outdoor wedding and it was fine and mine is small (60 guests) so I am not to worried!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Ours is in a courtyard so it has some natural acoustics. If it were out in the open, I probably would consider using a microphone.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ours will be somewhat out in the open, so we are definitely going to mic it. I don’t want to worry about wind carrying away our voices or anything of the sort.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are getting married on the golf green and we are going to mic. We want everyone to be able to hear whats going on, we are having about 150 guests.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am getting married in a large state park routunda with about 200 guests. I am pretty sure that I am going to have to mic it, even though I don’t want to.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

100 guests? Mic it.

I’ve been to so many weddings that were even smaller than that, backyard very quiet and intimate, and you can’t hear. 

please, for your guests, Mic it. No one will complain that you amplified what was said, EVERYONE will remember that they couldn’t hear a thing.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re using wireless mics. We’re on the water so no one will hear a thing if we don’t mic it, not that that really bothers me because I hate public speaking anyway. If I had my way nobody would be able to hear a thing so I could actually write my own vows and read them without having a panic attack, but alas I’m being overruled and thus am not writing vows.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Get a mic. I would say less than 50 people – maybe you can get by without a mic.  But 100 people outside?  You want everyone to hear it.  If you’re trying to figure out how to get a mic there, talk to their DJ or your officiant, to see if they have one they can provide.

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