I have my 1st wedding coming up in may but am worried about how I am going to capture the sound. I don't want to mic the bride and groom up as I believe it will be very intrusive (plus I think the bride will probably nut me if I even think about interfering with her dress), A boom mic will be to over bearing and the mic on the camera will probably be worse then useless and I don't particularly want to add the sound of the tape spinning to the finished product! I could use a gun mic but I still expect a lot of echo in a church which I think will sound unprofessional. So what I was thinking was to get a dictophone and hide it somewhere between the bride groom and the guy performing the ceremony.
Has anyone tried this? What results can I expect from this and will it sound professional?
I look forward to any help given.