(Closed) Those having/had an outdoor ceremony … How did you make sure your guests heard

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Check with your celebrant, but a lot of them usually bring their own PA system. Ours did and it really helped – not just with what we were saying, but also for the music. It’s very easy for sound to just get lost in the great outdoors!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We were on the beach, so this was a very real problem. We had our DJ provide speakers and a mic (on a stand). It cost an extra $100 on top of the DJ package for the reception.

There were 83 people at the wedding, including us and the wedding party. Without any equipment, we couldn’t hear anything at the rehearsal, which was only about a dozen people.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@leecy87:  I’ve attended two outdoor weddings whos’ DJ provided the sound system.  Neither I could hear despite the lengths they went to to make sure the guests could hear.

 

At one the equipment didn’t work and at the other they cearly didn’t test the volume. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our DJ provided a lapel microphone for our officiant and a microphone on a stand that we put slightly behind & between Darling Husband and I (he draped the stand in a white cloth, so it actually looks pretty good in the photos that include it).  My DJ said the lapel mike is usually enough, but I was worried, so he added the stand mike.  Our guests said it was the perfect volume – we had about 120 people.

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