Post # 1
My ceremony venue is a public park. There isn’t really a way to set up a sound system to play music through. We aren’t having a DJ because there’s no way we can afford it. We are planning on borrowing an amp and mic from some friends so everyone can hear our vows (there is electric available in the gazebo in the park), and we’re hooking a ipod up to the sound system at the reception.
Is it too strange to have a wedding ceremony with no music? I’ve never been to a beach wedding, but I’d imagine they would have the same logistical problems. If anyone has a suggestion of how we could make it work I’m totally open to anything.
Post # 3
I’m sure it will be lovely at is! Music is nice too is you can get it to work, but your vows will be the center of attention, not “here comes the bride.” If you are really worried, you could always bring a portable stereo and hook it up with an ipod that has the classics. Ceremony musicians may also be cheaper than a DJ is you only have them for the ceremony portion.
Post # 4
My cousin had a beach wedding and had similar logistical issue. They hired a guitar player to play while guests were waiting then when she walked down the aisle. It was really nice. You could probably pay some college kid, like, $50 to show up and play for an hour.