Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
Just curious: Is it common to have music playing during the processional for outdoor ceremonies? If so, does the venue usually supply the speakers/sound system, or do you have to bring it, test it, and hook it up yourself?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
It depends on the venue. Some have sound systems that are set up to play music outdoors. Some require you to bring in your own equipment. If you’re planning to have a DJ for the reception, sometimes they will also handle the music during the ceremony.
Live music is another option, as well.
Post # 3
Our venue didn’t have anything. We had our DJ do it (then he had to move his equipment to the reception area, so it had to be planned out)
Post # 4
we made up our venue, so no speakers were present. My sister brought a bluetooth one that she had and hooked it to her phone. I’m not sure the music was audible to everyone but it really didn’t matter all that much to us. If you want it heard, then you’ll need to rent speakers or find a venue that already has them. Added bonus – you can mic up the officiant or yourselves so people actually hear your vows, especially if it’s a windy day or something.
Post # 5
We had an outdoor ceremony and yes, we had music. Whether speakers/sound systems are supplied or not tends to depend on the venue. Our venue could supply speakers (with an iPod hookup) and our coordinator said she would be able to control the music for us. When we met with our celebrant, however, he said that he prefers to use his own speakers as those supplied by venues tend to be on the old side and often aren’t compatible with his wireless mic. He said that he can also do the music for us (something he does for pretty much every couple he marries unless they’re using live musicians) – we just give him the songs and he does it all through his iPad. In the end, we decided to use our celebrant – he knew when music was needed during the ceremony and he even faded it in/out so it all went smoothly.
Post # 6
Our DJ actually did it for us for our outdoor wedding, but a lot of venues provide speakers as well.
Post # 7
our dj is doing it for us and then moving to the reception area
Post # 8
We hired a violinist and cellist from a group of musicians, and our DJ is going to come early to hook them up to his sound equipment. The DJ charges $200 extra for running the equipment during the ceremony, but it’s worth it to have a professional do it. When I googled the cost of the equipment to do it ourselves, it ran about $150-200 anyway.
Post # 9
We’re having a harpist play for the ceremony and cocktail hour before we transition to a DJ for the reception.
Post # 10
our DJ set up the speakers outdoors at the ceremony and played classical music as the guests were seated, after the ceremony he moved the speakers and played music during cocktails then moved them into the reception i’m guessing
Post # 11
Our officiant has a good set of speakers that people to use for their processional music (via device).
Post # 12
Our ceremony will be outdoors, our venue has a sound system set up in the trees around the entire 6 acres outdoors, and our DJ will be plugging into that so we will play music for the pre ceremony, processional, and recessional through that…
We are still choosing WHAT to play however! lol
Post # 13
yes, it’s common. And whether or not they already have a sound system totally depends on the venue.