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Wedding Ceremony Page

Wedding Ceremony by DJ Jack ‘Jacky B’ Barros. In this section, you will find a ceremony music checklist. Use this checklist to help you decide what parts of the wedding will have music played. Also, included in this section of the site are wedding song lists for each potential part of an American wedding. Included are song lists for the wedding prelude, seating of the mothers and honored guests, the grooms entrance, the wedding processional, the brides entrance, wedding unity ceremony, wedding recessional music and the wedding postlude. Many brides today want to write their own wedding vows, so I have included some sample wedding vows for Christian and secular (non-religious) weddings. 

Following you will find wedding ceremony scenarios for you to determine what equipment your wedding DJ should use for your ceremony. For most DJ companies, wedding ceremonies are an add on to their package offerings. I believe that the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding process. The standard DJ industry wedding ceremony package includes a basic speaker setup, the DJ’s console and one microphone. The setup is great for smaller weddings, less than 75 people, enclosed in a smaller room.

There are challenges when factors change. Those factors are whether the ceremony is indoors or outside, how many people will be speaking, usually readers and the number of guests that will be attending the ceremony. Following is a list of various wedding ceremony scenarios and the minimum type of system in my opinion needed to provide a good performance.

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #1

Where:                                  Indoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom

How many guests:             25 – 75

SYSTEM Needed:               Standard sound system that includes 2 speakers, one microphone and a DJ console.

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #2 Added Guests

Where:                                  Indoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom

How many guests:             75 – 150 guests

SYSTEM Needed:              Premium sound system that include 4 speakers, one microphone and a DJ console

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #3 Added Readers

Where:                                  Indoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom, Readers

How many guests:             25 – 75 guests

SYSTEM Needed:              Standard sound system that include 2 speakers, two microphones and a DJ console

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #4 Added Readers and Guests

Where:                                   Indoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom

How many guests:             75 – 150 guests

SYSTEM Needed:              Premium sound system that include 4 speakers, two microphones and a DJ console

 

In Scenarios 5 – 8 the location has moved outdoors. Due to wind conditions I recommend that the groom wear a lavalier (lapel) microphone.

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #5

Where:                                  Outdoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom

How many guests:             25 – 75 guests

SYSTEM Needed:              Standard sound system that include 2 speakers, one handheld microphone and one lavalier (lapel) microphone and a DJ console

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #6 Added Guests

Where:                                  Outdoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom

How many guests:             75 – 150 guests

SYSTEM Needed:              Premium sound system that include 4 speakers, one handheld microphone and one lavalier (lapel) microphone and a DJ console

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #7 Added Readers

Where:                                  Outdoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom, Readers

How many guests:             25 – 75 guests

SYSTEM Needed:              Standard sound system that include 2 speakers, two handheld microphones and one lavalier (lapel) microphone and a DJ console

 

Wedding Ceremony Scenario #8 Added Readers and Guests

Where:                                  Outdoors

Who will be talking:          Officiant, Bride & Groom, Readers

How many guests:             75 – 150

SYSTEM Needed:              Premium sound system that include 4 speakers, two handheld microphones and one lavalier (lapel) microphone and a DJ console

 

Important Notes

Additional Guests:             Over 150 guests, depending on location, I would recommend adding 2 additional speakers per 75 guests added

Microphones:                     Standard handheld microphones need microphone stands

Officiants:                            Many do not need a microphone for smaller weddings

Scenarios                             I have listed the minimum required system. In most scenarios, I recommend that the Officiant use a microphone,the groom use a lavalier microphone and use a premium sound system.

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