Brides and grooms look forward to celebrating their big day surrounded by their loved ones, but unfortunately, that is not always possible.
Sometimes the closest people to you can't make it to your wedding due to many circumstances, and especially after the COVID19 Pandemic took over the world, it has become very difficult for people to attend weddings, whether its due to airports closing down and flights being canceled, lockdowns, or guest number limits.
Also check: Your Comprehensive COVID19 Wedding Guide
But you don't have to worry anymore when a dear friend or a relative is unable to attend your wedding, thanks to technology, you can now ask them to join you in celebrating this happy occasion through live streaming your wedding.
Here is what you need to know about live-streaming your wedding:
The Best Live Streaming Apps
Skype: Subscribe to Skype Premium (for only $10) to include up to 10 people in one chat.
YouTube Live Stream: All you need is a webcam and WiFi, you can then schedule and stream the wedding live on YouTube.
Ustream: A video website that lets you broadcast live video content. There is also a Ustream App as well where you can stream live HD videos from your mobile phone. How cool is that?
Hang W/: A free mobile app for Andriod and iOS, where you can live stream with any number of people. Your viewers can even send messages that will appear on your screen.
iPhone FaceTime: All you need to start a video call is for your friend or relative to have an iPhone, iPad 2, or a Mac in order to download this app.
Zoom: Zoom is a videotelephony software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan provides a video chatting service that allows up to 100 participants concurrently, with a 40-minute time restriction.
Google Hangouts: Similar to Zoom, you can use Google’s video meeting platform for free for up to 25 guests with no time limit. You can upgrade the account to add more guests.
Facebook Live: If you prefer to live stream without guests calling in and video casting themselves, Facebook Live offers a large event streaming platform with unlimited participants and 8 hours of consecutive live streaming, so you can share "getting ready" to "the last dance".
Instagram Live: You can stream your wedding live for all of your friends, family, and followers to watch on Instagram. Then, save it in your highlights to watch on IGTV.
Follow These Tips
To make sure you live-stream your wedding without any trouble follow these tips:
- Hire a videographer.
- Test the internet connection at the venue beforehand.
- Discuss your plan with your videographer and wedding planner.
- Send exact instructions to your guests.
- Make sure your guests can access your wedding.