2020 has been a year of challenge and change and this rings true to the wedding industry as well. For many couples, having their friends and family witness their wedding day, without being physically present, seemed impossible. However, with the help of technology, no matter where you were in the world, you were able to live stream your bestfriend’s wedding from the comfort of your couch! So, while we still acquaint ourselves with what we now refer to as “the new normal”, we’re sharing ideas and tips on how to live stream your wedding.
Choose Your Platform
If you’re going the DIY route, you can choose to live-stream your wedding via Google Hangouts, Facebook or Instagram Live, Zoom or Skype. However, keep in mind that there are limitations and challenges to consider such as guest or time limits, the muting of guests mics and other technical glitches.
If you do decide to go the DIY route, do your research well beforehand, so that you do allow for the necessary logistics to be taken care of.
Hire A Professional
Our recommendation is to hire a professional who can take care of your wedding live-stream on the day. This will save you quite a bit of stress and it will ensure that your guests receive a smooth online “production” of your very special day.
Don’t forget, that if you have a wedding planner, they can assist in taking your virtual wedding to the next level. Not only will they be able to coordinate the live-stream with the help of a professional, but they’ll also be able to make sure your guests are being taken care of. From sending out QR codes and making sure everyone is using the correct hashtag and has the day’s running order, your wedding planner is truly going to be your planning bestie.
Treat Your Guests
We love the idea of your guests receiving a wedding gift box on the morning of your wedding. You can include anything you’d like such as your favourite snacks and bubbly for them to enjoy during the ceremony.
Be sure to include a personal note with each box – a message for each guest as well as a short and sweet reminder of your ceremony details.
Just because your guests won’t physically be there on the day, they can still participate in the celebrations. Get your guests to dress up, pop bottles for the toast and even coordinate speeches. Make sure that your virtual celebration is as interactive and special as you’ve imagined your day to be!
So, there you go – our tips on how to live-stream your wedding day! Remember, no matter the circumstances, this is your day and it sure is going to be one to remember. Buy the designer gown and splurge a bit where you feel necessary – it is your wedding day, after all!
For more industry tips on how to livestream your wedding, watch the video below courtesy of Pink Book Weddings: