Your wedding is a special chapter in your life that can still happen even if some of your family and friends can’t make it. And, with today’s advanced technology you can even live stream the whole event. Why not? Social media’s been making it possible for content creators and followers to meet in real-time, and so do business people. So, why not take advantage of it?
But, if you want to make the most out of this opportunity, here are some considerations you ought to make:
Before anything else, setting the date and the time of your wedding online is crucial, just as you would for a traditional wedding. It’s a special day, so if you want your guests to be able to watch your live stream, it needs to be on a day when people are free to watch you and your spouse-to-be take your vows.
While it may be challenging to have guests from different time zones, it is best to discuss it with your loved ones. Also, consider the fact that some of your guests may not be able to watch the actual wedding. You can still record the vows so that the others can watch the encore event.
Another advantage that a live stream has is that, like other virtual events, it tends to be shorter than actual face-to-face ones. So, without the extras typically included in the physical event, a wedding ceremony can be exclusively web-based at only half an hour, which will be easier for guests to accept.
Invitations don’t have to stress you. Since it will be a live streamed event, you can create a wedding video invitation instead. Videos can be creative and are much more memorable and engaging. You don’t have to worry about sending out copies because you can send a video to multiple addresses in one go. Doing so is also environment-friendly because you don’t need to use paper.
Various live streaming services are free for everyone to use. You can choose from live streaming social media accounts or independent platforms. There are also user-friendly platforms that offer interactive services for the guests. There is also the option to use multiple platforms so that your guests will have other choices if one live streaming service doesn’t work.
Furthermore, there are platforms dedicated to wedding ceremonies. They’re also offering an officiant and a marriage license along with the use of the app. You and your future spouse can also book a virtual wedding service to help officiate a live streaming service.
When live streaming, you may use simple equipment that doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, nor do you even need to hire professionals to do it for you.
Here are some pieces of equipment you can use:
Livestreaming is better recorded in landscape mode so that the guests will have a better view no matter where you move. It’ll help you provide a better experience for your loved ones. Make sure to check if everything works before the start of the wedding.
What would be more fun than to include your guests in the event? It’s possible even if they’re not physically present. You can use a TV monitor so that you can interact with your virtual guests. It’s easier to see the smiling faces when the monitor is larger. You can set it up at the ceremony area or the reception setting, and it’ll give your guests the best view.
If you’ve planned a small wedding, it’ll be easier to include the guests in the reception games. You can also add more to the reception by having games that virtual guests can join in. Add some prizes that you can send them or they can pick up later. If you can, why not invite a musician to entertain them as well?
Virtual weddings can still be a hit with family, friends, and colleagues, even if they can’t physically attend. Live streaming the event will help your loved ones be there in spirit while helping them safeguard their health by staying where they are. It’s a new normal practice that’ll also allow the people you love to still be in touch with you no matter the distance.