(Closed) Outdoor Ceremony Brides – what are you doing for music?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Well, it won’t help you unless you have a generator, but our dj is doing our ceremony music.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Now what you all live music bees have/had planned in case of rain??? Do you all have/had an indoor backup plan??

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

AnnaVictoria:  most musicians won’t play in rain( although some actually do!) but anyone who is commited to playing outside, will play inside. Playing inside is MUCH easier.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

My DJ had an option for ceremony music. He brings battery powered speakers and everything. It was only $300ish to add on.

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hey, sounds like you’ve got a good solution for music with some local students. But I wanted to encourage you not to forget about guests needing to hear the actual ceremony. I’ve been to many outdoor ceremonies and had one, myself, and this is really important. If you’ve got a really small guest list (50 or less) you can probably get away with just speaking really loudly. But if you have a larger guest list you’ll want some sort of voice amplification so everyone can hear the ceremony (that’s the whole reason they’re there, after all!). I’ve seen people use karaoke machines before, and I would be you could get a battery powered one. Doesn’t need to be complicated. Just something with a microphone and speaker. Do a test and sit in the last row of seats and see if you can understand what is being said in the front.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Definitely go with the live musicians.  Live music adds a lot to a ceremony.  A string quartet or brass quintet would be great.  If it isn’t in the budget, a single performer would work well too- like a trumpeter, cellists, or violinist.  

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

ann.reid.9277:  Well yep, that much I know. I was just wondering what the oudoor live music brides had planned as a back up plan. 🙂

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

CallMeMrsG:  Our DJ set up speakers outside and had wireless mic’s for the pastor and us

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

CallMeMrsG:  i am SO lucky that my 2 best friends from college, who so happen to be amazing guitar/bass/ululele players, have offered to play for us during the ceremony. it is in the top 5 of my most exciting things! lol

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I was going to use a wireless speaker connected to my phone, but my fiance asked that we have his brother play some acoustic guitar instead, do that’s what we’re doing. The song I wanted to walk down the aisle to will now be our first dance song, also instrumental.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Backyard

My little brother plays guitar and he’ll be playing “Bubbly” by Colbie Colait while I walk down the aisle. We’re having music using speakers to our backyard for most of the music, but drafting my brother to play our first dance song as well.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We had been planning on just using an iPod with a speaker, but at the last minute our minister connected us with his son’s cello teacher. She and her friend played for not a lot of money, around $300-$350, and it made for a much better atmosphere. My husband’s friend also played a sax solo for our unity sand ceremony.

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