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My preferred mic placement for church weddings is:
Wireless on officiant (who does 95% of the talking). I want to be able to monitor and adjust his levels.
Digital recorder (iRiver or H1 w/ lav) on groom to pick up vows.
Zoom H2 on podium/lectern to pick up the readings
Zoom H4 if there are live musicians.
All cameras have 1 channel dedicated to shotgun/built-in mic.
Since I started doing things this way, I have had great audio, fewer post production headaches, and I sleep better at night.