(Closed) Microphone/Speakers during Ceremony?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Have you asked your venue directly about what they’ve done in the past? I’ve seen it done in pictures, but haven’t actually seen it myself in person. I know my venue (a historic garden estate) personally has a contact they use for thing kind of setup (just speakers and a mic) and yours may as well. You also may discover you won’t need it depending on the logistics of your ceremony space…depending on how the space is set up, it might carry your voices farther than you think it will, but having a backup plan like the speakers seems like a wise idea for a 300 person ceremony!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Definitely ask your venue, but if you have a dj in charge of music for the ceremony, then they should also have equipment for this purpose. They’ll already have speakers set up to project the music, so just ask your dj if he can set up a mic stand or give your officiant a clip on mic (which should be able to pick up all 3 of your voices) so that your guests can hear everything.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Second this – ask your venue, your DJ, or your officiant, as they will know best what to do.  One of them will definetly have speakers and a wireless mic you can use.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m a wedding officant (and a bride!), and I have a little portable PA system I bring with me (almost everywhere – it lives in my car) just in case.  I’ve done a few backyard weddings with it, but if you’re having a DJ, they’ll probably have a wireless mic (clip on or hand held) that your officiant and you can use.  If you’re not comfortable holding the microphone, you can ask your officiant to hold it out for you during the vows or any part of the ceremony when you want to be heard.

Weddings are intimate affairs.. but if you’d don’t amplify it, the only one who will be able to hear it are MAYBE the people in the front row..

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yes. Please get a microphone of some sort. I was at an outdoor wedding in a beautiful location last year, but we could not hear any of the ceremony because they did not have a microphone of any kind. I agree that your DJ or perhaps your officiant may have access to one. There are also small portable wireless mics you can buy for less than $100.

Good luck!

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