Ceremony set up....back or front?


DJ Extraordinaire
Nov 10, 2006
Ventura County, CA
For me, speaker placement comes down to the well known issue called the "precedence" effect. The precedence effect is how the mind determines the direction a sound is coming from and where one should focus their attention. Placing speakers in the back means the eyes and ears are in disagreement as to where to focus. This is not a good thing.

I typically use two speakers out front (usually to the sides so to be out of the shot). My mix position is usually in the rear so I can help space people walking up the aisle. Sometimes I will mix on the side though. There are times when I change my speaker layout due to prevailing wind conditions and/or noise sources (a lot of weddings here are outdoors).

Jeff Romard

Staff member
Sep 4, 2006
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Outdoor I almost always choose the back unless directed otherwise. Indoor would generally be in the same place the reception would be taking place then I would be at my evening location
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