The question remains. With the reality that is Covid-19, how have couples across the United States been making the best of their wedding in spite of the recent closures and social distancing? It’s highly likely that if you’re reading this article you’ve come here to find answers to this same question.
Below are a few solutions (and alternative tips!)
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It’s understandable if you’re currently experiencing mixed feelings about your big day. From social distancing to catching Covid-19, hundreds of couples across the United States have opted out of their 2020 wedding, moving the big day to 2021 instead.
…But if you are among those who have found alternative ways to approach your wedding, your most recent web searches may have led to you to this very article. From hosting the event via Zoom or Facebook with family members and friends to making the entire process private, getting married and staying safe during the pandemic has proven just as important. Wedding Live Streams is already practicing safety as recommended by CDC procedures!
Below are some preventive tips to consider if you’re still set for the remaining months of 2020:
1. Trust your gut feeling (and remember your priorities). The most life changing event of your life is in a matter of weeks and you’re still feeling conflicted. Your most recent thoughts: ‘What if I get sick?’ and ‘Will this be as exciting as a normal wedding?’ What matters most is your health and the memories you’ll make on YOUR big day. If you feel as though live streaming with your guests won’t make the cut, or if you’re currently feeling as if you’ll only feel regretful for not waiting for a post-pandemic wedding, it’s probably best to reschedule for the sake of your own happiness.
2. If you are live streaming with a professional, consider inquiring more on their sanitation procedures and regards for social distancing. Your big day should be a straightforward just as it is exciting for you and your spouse. As goes any collaboration, ensuring the team (or individual) you’ve hired respects your regards of the pandemic can prevent future miscommunication and disagreement.
3. When choosing a venue, consider at least two alternative options. Weather and closures in relation to the pandemic have made it harder for many couples to agree on a venue. Regardless of your final choice, and even if it’s just you and your spouse, it’s always good to have at least two alternative wedding plans to ensure you’ll still be getting the most out of your big day.
4. Stay in tune with your vendors, wedding planner (if you have one), and the latest headlines. Even if your wedding planner suggests otherwise, it’s important to keep in mind that any decision regarding your wedding should be of your best interest. If you do decide to reschedule, be sure to immediately inform all those involved along with your plans of moving forward in the coming months.
Even outside of the pandemic, there are a variety of benefits to using live video streaming for your wedding. Whether you’re looking for an alternative option for guests who simply cannot afford travel, or if you’re longing to make your wedding all the more accessible during the reality that is Covid-19, live streaming is not only affordable, but versatile too.
Below are some other ways you SHOULD consider live streaming for your big day.
1. Using live streaming can connect your elderly loved ones. Additionally, those with physical disabilities, as well as those who couldn’t attend your wedding even post Covid-19 due to financial related reasons, will be able to tune into the action regardless of location. This may especially prove beneficial if your wedding is a destination wedding.
2. Live streaming presents new creative options. A virtual DJ and background effects can make your wedding unique (and enjoyable from the comfort of your guest’s home!)
3. Live streaming can prove friendlier towards your wallet as oppose to hiring a professional photographer. And another bonus: apps like Zoom allow for the main user to record the entire event. So if you’re looking for another way to document your big day, saving and sharing the video feed via Zoom can potentially be a much faster process and cost effective.
4. Live streaming can prove as a great emergency option should closures or weather related events prevent your guests from physically attending.
Some technical aspects to keep in mind:
1. A bad Wi-Fi connection can potentially impact your video feed. Testing your connection and ensuring all your guests have already made user accounts under the desired platform prior to your big day will make for an easier experience on both ends.
2. Children and pets can potentially impact your guest’s attention span. However if you’re planning to save the video feed once things are finished… watching the replay is just a click away!
3. Those who are not as tech savvy may need additional assistance with creating a user account (e.g., Facebook or Zoom). Also…practicing good communication skills and keeping an optimistic attitude can save you from falling into the trap of pre-wedding frustration.
In all, live streaming has its evident pros and cons. Each wedding is different, and should this unique 21st century option carry more benefits for your guests, it may just be worth joining the hundreds of couples who have already used it!
Best Practices for Zoom Meetings
Connecting to family and friends using the Zoom meeting platform is fun and easy! However there are a couple of technical considerations that should be taken care of before the event to ensure you have a wonderful and glitch-free Zoom meeting experience. Please check out our list of best practices below!
Before the Meeting
During the Meeting
***** For those of you that are scheduled to speak during the ceremony:
Horacio is an expert in live streaming and wedding videography. He has been in the video production industry for over 15 years.