You especially want everyone to hear the most important part of the ceremony, your vows and those all-important 2 little words, as after all, your guests have come to share in your joy and celebrate with you so let them hear you say ‘I do’!
So, how do I make sure it gets done right?
Our specialised wedding audio service, Ceremony Sound, has been providing sound systems in all sorts of locations for wedding ceremonies for over 10 years … so here are our tips on the important things to think about …
You need a special sound system that is capable of working outdoors that delivers clear audio whether you’re on the beach with rolling waves and wind, or on a mountain top, or in a park. Also consider if there will be guests who can’t access the sandy beach side but still want to hear what is happening, all the more reason to have a sound system so that they can hear and feel part of the ceremony.
Your celebrant or officiant will require a microphone for starters. Often handsfree sets for celebrants are popular so they can be hands-on for rituals, along with a wireless microphone for the bride and groom for vows. If you are having readings or speeches, you may also require an extra microphone available to make sure everyone can hear these.
Being able to have your special music played on your wedding day and for all your guests to hear, is wonderful! There is never a dry eye in the gathering – it really sets the scene. So, if you let us know about your choice of music prior to your wedding, we can familiarise ourselves with the songs. Once we know how long a track goes for, we then time it with your arrival, the walk down the aisle and other poignant moments to avoid any awkward silences during the ceremony. You can either provide this to us on your iPod or laptop on the day, or simply ask us to download the music to our own devices so you don’t have to worry - all you have to do is get married.
For more than 50 guests, we would certainly recommend having amplification. Generally a single speaker is enough, but if you are planning a guest list of over 100 people we can bring more speakers to ensure every guest at the ceremony, including those all the way at the back, can hear everything that is happening.
Instruments and Musicians
Whether you’re hiring a classical string quartet, an uncle is playing a flute, your favourite niece is signing a song or the groom is busting out a guitar solo, we can also accommodate the playing of live music during your ceremony at whichever point you want them to play.
We have all the equipment and expertise needed to put a package together for any wedding at any location at a reasonable price. Visit our sister site at www.ceremonysound.com.au to see our services or get in touch with us on 0417 638 155 or firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how we can provide all your audio needs for your big day.