Post # 1
So, I am having an outdoor ceremony and there are no electrical outlets nearby. The venue will not allow me to link extension cord to extension cord alllllll the way to the nearest outlet because of safety issues.
My fiance’s brother’s band has happlily accepted my invitation to play at the ceremony….but without sound they fear they wont be heard. Now , I am also worried that my officiant and my fiance won’t be heard through the ceremony.
Is there anything I can do without having to get bring a generator (we have one but it’s mega loud!)? Are there battery operated amps?
I am on a time and budget crunch, so anything that will bring the volume up just a few notches would be awesome.
Post # 3
@Miss Moxy: Wow, that’s a bummer. But to answer your question. Yes, there are battery operated amps. And you should definatley get one that way your band, officiant and hubby and you for that matter will be heard at the wedding. Here’s an amp that my brother bought. He LOVES it. Good Luck.
Post # 4
We are using a quiet generator for our ceremony. Not only for music but for a PA system as a whole. My Future Mother-In-Law is sure that no one will be able to hear anything if we don’t use microphones.
We are also setting it a ways away and using extension cords to bring in the electricity – to help with the noise of the generator…
Otherwise – you could use a dock of some kind – create your list on an iPod or smartphone – dock it and play it through the speakers on the dock.
I think you might even be able to find a microphone that could hook into the dock for your officiant and fiance??
BOSE Speaker dock
JBL Speaker Dock
Post # 5
Thank you very much!!!! I was doing google searches for everything and I just didnt get the results I wanted because I didnt know how to word my search. I am asking my soon to be brother in law to help us choose the right one, since he’s in the band playing at our ceremony.
I thought about just pushing that generator far away and making a housing for it to buffer sound….we just dont know how far they will let us put it, so we are looking for other options. Thank you for your ideas!
Post # 6
We use a battery operated sound system at work that lasts about 3 hours on a full charge. It’s probably kind of expensive to buy but I’m sure you could rent one.
It may be tough to purchase or rent equipment for the whole band. You’d need an amp for guitar & bass although keys & mics could be fed through the system. But I’d recommend the battery operated system for the ceremony & a generator for the band. As long as you don’t have to worry too much about overall volume, the band should be playing louder than a gerator. Most generators operate around 60 decibles and your guests chatter will probably be around 70-75 so the band will probably play above that & hide the sound of the generator.
Post # 7
We’re not allowed to have sound during the ceremony. We’re getting married at an outdoor park-type venue with more than one outdoor ceremony possibly happening at the same time. They don’t want sound to carry so nothing amplified or naturally loud (saxophones, etc.). This is their standard policy and they say there’s never any issue being heard.We’re having a harp for music. Just speak above a whisper and you should be fine. Even if our guests can’t hear every word, they’ll get the idea. I’m not worried about it.
Post # 8
Our officient brought wireless microphones and sound equipment. Maybe yours will as well?