How to Ensure That the Wedding Day A/V Is Perfect
At a wedding ceremony, all eyes should be on the bride and groom. If this event is taking place at a private venue, the stage must be set very carefully. Everything else must be arranged around it so that the picture is complete and those all-important photographs are just right. Furthermore, the people who are sitting right at the back of the venue need to hear those vows correctly and feel as if they are part of the performance, so, all things considered, you need to place the A/V equipment carefully. If you are responsible for this, what do you need to bear in mind?
Mapping the A/V
If you are at an unusual venue or if the venue is unusually large, then you will have to map out your A/V placement carefully. To begin with, you need to ensure that you get the right number of speakers depending on the configuration of the building and how many people will be in attendance. You will need to place them at ear-level when people are seated and should make sure that they are set well off to the side as well. After all, you don't want your speakers to photobomb that million-dollar photo!
You need to find a place to set up your A/V mixing gear as well. Make sure that there is a power source nearby that will be able to cope with the energy requirement, and try not to run any cables across a trafficked area. If you will be bringing in a professional to mix all the levels, try to 'hide' them off to the side and behind a screen. Otherwise, they may find that they are the centre of attention, and that is not the objective.
Ready for Anything
Remember, an event like this can be a tale of two parts. At the beginning will be the more formal (and relatively quiet) ceremony and at the end could be a raucous reception, with a much higher decibel level. You need to ensure that you get the right equipment and that you mix the levels accurately so that you can cope with all requirements and contribute to a perfect day.
Getting the Gear
Talk with an audiovisual equipment hire company for further advice. They will have experience in this area and will be able to provide you with not just the equipment but a mixing professional as well.