Wednesday, November 04, 2015
We provide music and sound for wedding ceremonies throughout the Miami and South Florida area. I wanted to point out a few of the errors and mishappenings
that can occur during a ceremony, as far as music and sound goes.
When outside there is always to possibility that windy conditions make for a lot of noise on the mic. Sometimes it can be really bad and it is just best to turn off the mic all together.
Because of delicate electronic equipment, unless there is a covered area, rain will force us to turn of the equipment to protect it from permanent damage. We have never had to do this yet but it's something to keep in mind.
3. Can't hear the Officiant
Usually this is due to user error. The person holds or stands too far away from the mic and there is little that we can do about it. As much as I'm tempted sometimes to go up and tell them, I am not about to interrupt your ceremony and get in the way of your video or photos.
4. Officiant does not let bride & groom talk on the mic
This one I hate the most!!! It's time for you to say your vows, the officiant says "repeat after me" and then he/she starts reading the vows but never gives you, or holds the mic near you. So guests end up hearing the Officiant and never the couple. Even when I do my best to bring this up with them, most do it anyway.
Don't forget to check if there is power available at the location and if so how far it is from where your DJ might setup. This way your DJ can see how many extension cords will be needed. If there is no power, a generator will have to be rented. Modern generators are pretty quiet but some little bit of noise should be expected. Some DJs might have a battery powered system, but no matter what make sure to check.