(Closed) Outdoor brides- how are you making sure your vows are heard?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@zsgirl: I’d suggest testing your venue.  Have someone stand at the back where the last seat is and start quoting lines from a play or movie or just start talking to someone else with you.  

Keep raising your voice until the person in the very back can hear you.  

Or… talk to your venue and see what they suggest.  If others have had weddings there (which is probably the case), then someone can tell you what other brides/grooms have done.


For ours?  My Fiance is a musician and we have friends who are musicians.  It wouldn’t be hard to hook a mic up to one of his amps (I’m guessing on this, but it seems VERY probable) and use that with the volume set at a certain setting.  He has an e-amp that he can hook an iPod up to, so if all else fails, we’ll probably use that.

Post # 4
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our minister is bringing a small sound system.  I just went to an outdoor weddng this past wkend and they had a sound system(had a singer) as well as a videographer who was able to pick up all sound.


Hope this helps.


Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

How big is your wedding? Ours was pretty small, so we didn’t need anything.

Post # 6
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hear you….we are getting married on my parents’ front porch and I HOPE that we do not have to use a microphone. We rented a mic for our reception, so if we need to we will use that. We are having around 100-120 people so hoping that we can seat them close enough and talk loud enough that everyone can hear.

Post # 7
21 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are getting married in a garden. I just plan to have us speak up. I plan to also bring my parents to the rehersal and have them sit in the back to see how loud we need to talk.

Post # 8
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was so worried about this.  We’ve been to a number of outdoor weddings where we couldn’t hear a word of the ceremony – it’s awful to just sit there and watch without hearing anything that was said – it’s like you miss the whole point of the day. 

Our DJ is supplying a microphone and amplifier for the ceremony so our guests can hear us.  This was an absolute must for me.



Post # 9
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

OMG I never even thought about this. I am just going to have to speak up, I am not allowed amplified music so I will not have a sound system. I guess I need to go to my site and test how loud I need to speak or how far back my voice travel.

Post # 10
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our DJ is putting small wirelesds pin-on mics for the minister and Fiance to wear.  Between the two, and my typical loud voice, I’m sure I’ll get picked up.

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