In today’s world, it’ easy, to say the least, that times are tough! The Coronavirus has taken over, causing businesses to be shut down, events to be canceled, and friends and family members to remain distant from one another. Therefore, if you are planning to get married, you may have thought about postponing your wedding. However, know that you don’t have to cancel your big day. In fact, you have the opportunity to live stream it!
By live streaming your wedding, you can still create one of the happiest days of your life, while still promoting safety for you and your guests.
We believe that you should still be able to share the intimate and memorable moments of your wedding with your loved ones! That’s why, here at B Eclectic Eventz, as Atlanta wedding planners, we have gathered some tips to assist you with knowing how to live stream your own big day. If you are all set to discover some great insight, be sure to continue reading:
Select Your Platform
First off, you will want to select a platform to utilize for the live streaming of your wedding. Each platform presents its own amenities, from how many guests can join, to how long the live stream lasts. So, it’s important that you pay attention to the logistics when choosing yours. Here are some of the most popular options chosen by couples:
Facebook Live. As one of the most popular platforms, Facebook allows you to utilize their “live” feature. By doing so, everyone that you are friends with on Facebook can chime in and watch you tie the knot as your ceremony unfolds live. Facebook is one of the top options because nearly everyone has an account. Therefore, guests won’t have to download a new platform and learn its features in order to live stream your wedding. The best part… it’s FREE!
Zoom. Becoming quite popular for hosting meetings and events, Zoom has become a great option for live streaming weddings! In fact, you can have up to 1,000 guests present for your live stream. In addition, this application is easy to download, learn, and utilize, making it stress-free for live streaming a wedding.
Hire a Professional. If you are interested in having a professionally recorded video streamed reception and wedding, consider reaching out to a wedding videographer to manage the process. You may also consider using our partner, LoveStream that specialize exclusively in virtual events. ( Promo Code: ECLECTIC10 to receive a 10% discount).
Other Options. Some other popular options include Google Hangout, YouTube Live, Instagram Live, Skype, …you certainly won’t be at a loss of options! In addition, once you have selected your platform, it’s important that you provide your guests with detailed instructions on how to live stream your wedding through it so that no loved one misses any special moment of your big day!
Create a Display
Just because many guests won’t actually be present for your wedding, that doesn’t mean that it still shouldn’t be beautiful! In fact, by live streaming your big day, guests will still be able to see everything, as if they were there. From flower petals flooding your aisle to a floral backdrop, you will want to design your wedding to showcase a stunning display!
Once your big day is designed to perfection, you will then want to discover the perfect placement for your camera. The view presented should highlight your entire set, so that your guests can see you make your way down the aisle, as well as vow your love to your partner.
A Cameraman. A great way to ensure that all special moments are seen is by delegating someone to man your camera. By doing so, you can ensure that no special moment is missed.
A Tripod. In addition, you will want to invest in a tripod, so that the live streaming of your wedding is professionally captured. After all, shaky hands holding a camera certainly wouldn’t be ideal!
Before your wedding day, it’s important that you are entirely prepared to live stream it! Make be sure to run a couple of tests, and verify that all audio and visual presentations are to perfection.
Connectivity. In order to live stream your big day, you will need the internet. Therefore, you will want to ensure that the internet you are using is strong and won’t fail when the time comes to live stream your wedding, whether you are using wireless internet, or the data on your cell phone.
Battery Life. Also, remember to have your device fully charged, as you wouldn’t want it to die as you are vowing your love to your partner.
Back Up’s. In addition, know that it’s also best to be prepared with backup equipment, such as devices and even tripods, just in case one should fail to work, or break. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
You don’t have to cancel your big day due to the Coronavirus. These are just a few tips to assist you with live streaming your own wedding!
Are you all set to create your own big day, whether an elopement or intimate wedding? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at B Eclectic Eventz, as we are all set to bring your wedding to life!