(Closed) To Mic or not to Mic? (The ceremony)

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1219 posts
Bumble bee

I am anti mic.  Sorry.  Just say your vows loud and proud!

Post # 3
353 posts
Helper bee

Just gonna throw out a few more options, not sure if any are feasible for you… Could you do lavalier/lapel mics? Maybe your venue has them, or if not, perhaps you could rent them? (A set is a couple hundred depending on quality, not sure if that would be in your budget or worth it for just the day)

If that’s not possible, what about a podium for your officiant’s book? A podium is bigger but might be more “picture friendly.”  

Post # 6
8965 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Star116062:  I would either go without, or do a stand mic. I’ve never seen a wedding with handheld mics and would probably find it odd and distracting. Also, unless you and the groom are performers used to holding microphones, you might also find it really distracting and be worried about technical problems, feedback, dropping it, etc. Sounds like a gorgeous venue! I don’t think a stand mic would detract from it.

Post # 7
927 posts
Busy bee

Mic! I hate being unable to hear the ceremony as a guest.

Our celebrant had a pa system that had one hand held mic and one earset Mic that she wore. 

Post # 8
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

One of my best friends got married without a mic, and even though I was Maid/Matron of Honor and standing right next to them, I couldn’t heard a word they said. None of the guests could hear the ceremony at all.

When Darling Husband and I got married, the officiant held a hand held mic and just tilted it towards us whenever we spoke. It worked out perfectly and wasn’t something we had to think about – he also had no problem holding things to read from. I’d definitely recommend it.

Post # 9
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

We don’t want people hearing us LOL

Just going to say our vows in our normal voices. Not worried about other people’s opinion. 😉

Post # 10
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m one of those “don’t spend the money if it’s not necessary” but in this case, I would REALLY consider it. That’s a lot of guests so there will be a lot of ambien noise. Sniffling, whispering, coughing, shuffling, etc. And I’m assuming a terrace is outside, otherwise I’d check out a hanging microphone, but I really think your best bet would be a lapel or ear mic.

Post # 11
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Aanuka Beach Resort

The celebrant Darling Husband & I used was able to hold a hand held mic and her book. If we didnt have the mic no-one would have been able to hear us or our celebrant

Post # 12
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I vote no Mic, you never really hear what going on at a church neither, at least that my experiance at most Church ceremonies I have been to.

Post # 15
523 posts
Busy bee

ohh I hate ceremonies with mics, especially hand held ones that get passed back and forth between the bride and groom.

i think people need to be able to hear the celebrant but only your partner needs to 100% be able to hear you. I always find it distracting and kind of kills the rantic atmosphere tbh 

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