Things You Should Know About Your Ceremony
Based on your timeline, photographers may arrive at your ceremony location 30 minutes early, but this can vary based on the specifics of your day. Your photographer will use this time to take shots of the venue before all of your guests arrive as well as speak to your officiant or chapel administrator. Many ceremony locations have rules that photographers, as well as videographers, must follow, so if you are aware of them beforehand it is important to let us know. That being said, your photographer used to working “on location” so they are able to adapt quickly.
Photographers will be unobtrusive while they work during your ceremony, and we recommend hiring a second photographer so that there is less movement during this time.
Based on your timeline, Videographers will arrive early as well to ensure their equipment is set and mics are in place.
Grooms will be wearing a lapel mic, but if they choose to not wear a jacket let us know ahead of time; a special belt mic will need to be used instead. These microphones will be able to pick up the bride, the groom and the officiant throughout the ceremony, but it is important to keep in mind that once the microphone is live, all audio is being recorded. Your videographer will be sure to let you know when this happens as to ensure the groom or groomsmen do not say anything inappropriate. It is important to make sure your bestman and groomsmen aware that even the smallest of whispers will make it into the audio of your wedding.
There is a second microphone that will be on the camera used to record your ceremony and this microphone specifically picks up ambient sound, such as crying or clapping from the audience. The final highlight of your wedding video audio will be a combination of the ambient noise picked up from this mic, along with the audio from the groom’s mic.