In our technological age, the way we experience events has been transformed, often for the better! Now, the latest technological trend, live streaming, is benefitting brides. Whether you encounter issues with travel or last-minute emergencies, it is unfortunately likely that a loved one won’t be able to make your wedding. But, thanks to live streaming, they can still be part of your special day, even if it's not physically!
Live streaming has become even more useful in the current climate as coronavirus has significantly impacted on weddings and their guest lists. So, find out more about the advantages of live streaming and how it might just save your wedding!
Why Live Stream Your Wedding?
There are two main reasons why live streaming your wedding becomes an excellent, even necessary option. Either a loved one is ill and unable to travel or is overseas and unable to travel. Both of these reasons are especially prevalent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may also have guests, such as elderly relatives, who are uneasy about the risk of social gatherings. Or you may have guests facing travel restrictions or who are shielding. Live streaming means your guests won't miss out on your wedding but won't risk their health or the health of others.
How to Live Stream Your Wedding?
You may be tempted to use Facebook or Instagram Live to live stream your wedding. However, we would suggest going to a professional instead. For example, one Guides for Brides’ team member had an unfortunate experience with live streaming. “We had a family destination wedding that we couldn't attend, so they attempted to live streaming the ceremony using Facebook live. Unfortunately, the picture was small, very blurry, and kept cutting out due to signal issues. In hindsight, professionally live streaming would have been better, as you can never guarantee how well it will work through social media.”
With a professional, you can avoid disappointment and guarantee all your guests get to witness your big day! Dedicated professionals, such as Pro Video UK and Mark Shipperly Films offer wedding streaming services. They can troubleshoot any problems on the wedding day and work alongside videographers or photographers to ensure those watching the live stream feel included.
Pro Video UK uses the latest, high-quality technology to ensure your wedding is streamed in HD wherever your guests are watching, from desktops to mobiles. They can easily stream your wedding with very little mobile coverage, using outdoor routers to pick up better signals. So you don’t need to worry about your venue's internet coverage! You also get complete control of who will be watching. Then, you receive an archived link so you can watch online or download the file to keep after your wedding. To live stream your wedding with ease, a professional is essential. All your guests need is access to the internet and your streaming professional will do the rest!
Ensure you check with your venue and any relevant suppliers about live streaming in case there is an extra fee or anyone is uncomfortable appearing in the shot. Also, remember this should really stay as an emergency option just for those who can’t attend your wedding. It should not be an option for anyone on the invitation, or for a few you decide you don’t want there in person! Instead, offer guests who confirm they can’t make it the option of the live stream via a follow-up email with the link. Also, avoid posting the link publicly to protect your privacy, and make sure only those actually invited use it!
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