American Weddings Blog

To Mic or Not to Mic, Is That the Question?

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Tags: venues, microphones, technology

Published: Monday, Mar. 11th, 2019

There’s a reason that politicians use teleprompters whenever the TV cameras are on: nobody wants their view obstructed by an unsightly piece of technology, or script, or anything else that detracts from the image. The same rule applies to weddings, and the last thing your photographer wants is an industrial-sized microphone blocking his or her view. 

That’s why a lot of couples opt for something a little different… but this is really a technology question, so what’s the right fit for you?

The question of whether to use a microphone and if so, what type of microphone comes up often in the discussion of wedding ceremony logistics.  Whether you or the couple making the arrangements for the microphone, or it’s the friend or family member who has been asked to perform the ceremony who is in charge of figuring out the sound system, here are the standard options and our thoughts in regards to each....(continued)

5 Tips for Including Pets in Your Wedding Ceremony

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Tags: pets, venues

Published: Monday, Dec. 10th, 2018

We’re a 50/50 split between dog-people and cat-people here at AMM, but one thing that we all agree on is that there is most definitely a place for pets in wedding ceremonies. If you’re a pet person, you’ll know that your fur baby  is part of the package deal. They are an important part of your life, so it makes sense that they would have a role in your wedding day. Plus, you know the photos will be adorable...

But weddings can be loud, unfamiliar, and distracting, especially for your pup, so it’s important to prepare properly. 

We asked around the office, and the following tips represent the combined both pet-ownership and wedding ceremony planning experience of the staff here at AMM.