Ceremony System

Ceremony System

Ceremony System 

We have a dedicated Wedding Ceremony System to ensure your vows are clearly heard by all and your chosen music is timed perfectly. Our Shure wireless microphones are state of the art and produce crystal clear voice. We can also plug-in a Musician or duo.

2 x Yamaha DXR 10 Active Speakers

1 x Yamaha MG06X mixer

2 x Shure SLX Wireless Microphones

1 x Macbook ( audio playback )

1 set stands & cables

Sound Engineer

If your coctail hour is in the same location, this system is perfect for playing your favourite tunes.

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Andara Wedding

Does My Wedding Ceremony Need a Sound System?

They’re here to hear you say “I do.”

What’s the most important part of your wedding ceremony? As a musician, I’d love to tell you I am – but it’d be a lie. Your wedding hinges on one relationship. That relationship is summed up in two vows. Those vows are summed up in two words.

What happens if your guests can’t hear you say those words? You’ve got a problem.

Here’s how to tell if your ceremony should be amplified – and how to make sure that it gets done right.

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Andara wedding

3 signs you need a system

1. Your guest count is 60 or more. Expecting 20 or 30 guests at your wedding? It’s charming to keep things organic and intimate – no microphones, no electricity. But the larger your crowd gets, the harder it gets for the folks in the back to hear what’s going on. Also if you are filming the ceremony there will be much better audio with a mic. My rule of thumb is that 60 guests is the point at which you’re going to regret not having amplification. In fact, I “strongly recommend” it for as few as 50 guests.

2. Your aisle is 8 rows long or longer. Most church pews are 3’ from pew to pew – and even if your guests are sitting in folding chairs, they’ll take up about the same amount of space. So 8 rows puts your back row of guests 24’ from the front. That’s too far to hear well.

To see what I mean, find a friend – and a parking lot. Parking spaces are 8’ wide on average, so an 8-row wedding aisle is 3 parking spaces long. Add a 4th space for the distance from your officiant to the front row. Can your friend hear you talking from 4 parking spaces away, or do you have to shout?

Does My Wedding Ceremony Need a Sound System?3. Your ceremony is outdoors. Outdoor weddings are beautiful – but they’re twice as hard to hear as indoor weddings. Inside, sound reflects and bounces back. Outside, it disappears into the wind.

Speaking of wind, you’ll also have the sounds of nature to compete with at your outdoor ceremony – and, if your location is near the beach the wave noise as well.

To hear the difference being outside makes, try the experiment mentioned above: Talk to a friend while standing at least 4 parking spaces apart. Try it first in an indoor parking garage – then outdoors at the nearest Wal Mart. What’s easier?

3 things a good system needs

1. A wireless microphone. We bring a wireless handheld for your officiant to ensure everything is heard clearly, and picked up by the video crew throughout the ceremony.

What about your vows? At all weddings, the mic will be passed to you to repeat those important words.

2. Speakers and a mixer. Since speakers don’t look great in wedding photos, we like to set them up behind your guests when possible.

3. A sound engineer. Some musicians try to run sound while they play music, while other folks will rent you equipment and let you fend for yourself. But it’s best to have a dedicated engineer, especially if your wedding is outside. A gust of wind can make things suddenly noisy, and every person reading will need the mic set at a different level. Let a pro deal with these issues who’s not also juggling other responsibilities.