When I’m talking to couples about their ceremonies a lot of times they’ll just say oh there’s just a couple songs we have to play, and there’s nothing to worry about. In actuality there’s a lot more detail involved with wedding ceremonies one of them be,ing the use of microphones.

The Countryman e6 over-the-ear microphone, typically used for officiants.

One microphone I use quite a bit is this over-the-ear microphone. I’ll typically mic up the officiant with it since you can hardly see in your photos or video, and man it sounds great. Matter-of-fact in a lot of ceremonies this is the only microphone i need to use.

The Sennheiser lapel microphone with lav pack.

Another microphone that you use quite a bit is lapel microphone while I’ll put it on one or both of the couple’s while i still have the over-the-ear microphone for the officiant. This is a great combination when it’s really noisy or windy outside or if I’m teaming up with a videographer and I want to make sure that they have great sound for their video.

The Sennheiser SKM 300 e835 wireless microphone

Another microphone that i do use but not that often is the handheld microphone. I don’t want this big ol’ clunky thing getting in your photos or videos but it does work when you have readers or if in case of an emergency.

Boundary microphone

There are some additional mics to consider including the boundary mic the boom mic and some other microphones that are really especially cases those are mics that I would actually talk with your videographer wherever else needs good sound but those are things that I go on a case-by-case basis.

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Author - Lou Paris

Biography: Lou Paris has been DJing since 1988 and has a deep passion for music of all styles and genres and became a wedding DJ in 2012. Coincidentally, Lou is also a successful 20+ year IT professional and has merged many technology concepts to ensure a successful night of entertainment. Click here to learn more about Lou's background and if you find this content interesting contribute to my Patreon.