Music For Your Ceremony

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If your ceremony is in the same location as your reception, we are available to assist you with any sound support that you might need. We can play any songs that you’d like, as well as provide you with different styles of microphones. Please know that any use of our staff or equipment must fall within the performance times listed on your agreement.

The first thing to determine would be the distance from where you want us set up for the reception to where you would want sound at the ceremony. This distance will determine which of our options will work best for you. We also recommend that you speak with the venue manager to see what has worked well for them in the past. They can make a recommendation based on their experience with past events.

Option A – If the distance is within thirty feet, we can simply move a speaker and operate our full sound system from the reception location. We would then move the speaker back for the reception. This option would work for music and for the use of our one handheld wireless microphone. There is no additional charge for this.

Option B – If the distance is within 100 feet, we can still set the system up once at the site of the reception, but provide you with extra-long speaker cabling at an additional cost of $25. This option would work for music only, as the distance may not be suitable for the use of a wireless microphone.

Option C – If the distance is greater than 100 feet, we can provide you with a Portable PA system for your ceremony (pictured to the right). It is a small and compact unit, but is still rather powerful to play music at a ceremony for up to 300 guests. It sits up on a stand and has two different inputs for playing music (USB & SD). A power source is not required, as it has an internal battery that will last for a few hours. The price for this unit is $75 with our disc-jockey service.

Option D – Also, if the distance is greater than 100 feet, we can set up our full sound system for your ceremony to play music and use for a single or multiple microphones. We would then send an additional person that would be able to quickly break down our system and set it up again quickly for your reception. This process usually takes about 10-15 minutes, which is usually how long it takes for your guests to migrate from the ceremony over to your reception. Our additional charge for this is $150 if you have our disc-jockey services booked. There may be an additional smaller travel fee if your event is outside of San Antonio. This option is much more feasible than providing you with an entirely separate sound system (which we can do), but may not be cost effective if you just need to have a couple of songs played. This system will be necessary if you require the use of more than one microphone.

Microphones

If our primary sound system is being used for your ceremony (either with a stretched speaker, or with the dual setup), you will have full access to our wireless microphone provided that it is within range. If you have a need for additional microphones, we can provide an additional handheld microphone at a cost of $25, or a lavalier (clip-on) microphone for you at a cost of $50. If you need more than two microphones total, then you will also need a microphone mixer at a cost of $25.

At any time, if the DJ will not have a direct line of sight to the ceremony, we will need the help from one person on your end to help with cues and volume levels. An usher is usually ideal for this role. It would also be extremely helpful to have a written script of the ceremony. This script should indicate what songs to play, in what order, how much of the song to play, and the out-cue from the priest or minister as an indication of when to start the song. We understand the importance of your ceremony and the integration of music and certain meaningful songs. We would love to help in any way that we can.