Ceremony PA and Sound
The key to a flawless wedding ceremony!
Your guests are taking time out of their lives--and often also traveling great distances--to share your wedding day. You should make sure that they are able to clearly hear the ceremony take place.
With all our services, we strive to do things the right way--even if the right way isn't the cheapest. Our ceremony sound package is no exception.
Wireless lapel microphone.
Our ceremony sound package utilizes a high quality wireless lapel microphone with a large-area pickup pattern. Your guests be able to hear the officiant--and every word of your wedding vows to each other will be crystal clear.
Microphones on stands for any readers or vocalists.
Whether you have someone read a scripture, poem, or share their vocal talents, it won't add much to the ceremony if the guests can't hear them. We provide microphones on stands as necessary to accomodate the specifics of your ceremony--and make sure everyone is heard!
Having live musicans? We can provide amplification.
If you choose to have live musicians provide some or all of your ceremony music, we can provide amplification through our sound system to enhance their performance. No matter the instrumentation, we will work with your musicians to provide them input into our system, or mic their instruments. We've worked with harps, string quartets, brass and woodwind ensembles, piano/keyboard players, guitars, and more!
A complete second sound system.
We use dedicated equipment for all ceremony packages. This makes us more expensive than some providers, however provides significant technical and logistical advantages. Because the ceremony system is completely separate, the reception system is completely set up and ready to go for a smooth, immediate, transition. Background music will be playing inside as soon as your ceremony concludes. Using two systems also allows much better opportunity to test and adjust each sound system for its intended purpose--which is hugely important in avoiding microphone feedback and other problems.
Prelude music starting 30 minutes before ceremony.
All ceremony-related equipment will be completely set up a minimum of 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Unless you have live musicians playing the prelude, we will provide background music as guests are arriving and being seated.
Experienced DJ attendant.
While we strive to be hidden in our role of a wedding ceremony, we do a lot to ensure everything goes smoothly. We have mute controls on all microphones--so your officiant or reader don't have to remember to turn their microphone on. Any microphone not in use will be muted--which reduces the opportunity for screeching feedback or unnecessary wind noise. In addition, keeping microphones muted until they're needed allows private communication among your wedding party--if the officiant is instructing you prior to walking down the aisle or during a sand ceremony, your guests won't hear every comment. We are always monitoring and adjusting volumes to ensure optimal volume for your guests to hear what is taking place. On the music side, we are prepared to adjust songs longer or shorter as necessary. If your flower girl and ring bearer take some coaxing before they proceed, we're ready to keep the music playing until they make it to the front. If your wedding party walks down the aisle more quickly than rehearsal, we'll fade out and avoid the akward waiting as everyone stands at the front waiting for the song to finish.