Whether you are getting hitched in a far-flung location or have guests who simply can’t make the trip, there are many reasons why some of your inner circle may not be there in person when you tie the knot. The good news is, thanks to technology, there may be a way to have your nearest and dearest view the wedding live without being there physically: setting up a live stream for your wedding.

Before you cue up the camera, though, there are a few things you should take into consideration. Read ahead for what you need to know about streaming your wedding live.

Tips and Suggestions:

Streaming your Wedding

Designate someone to look after the camera
Test the internet connection well before. Remember you can hotspot a mobile phone if you need to and some service providers have better coverage than others
Ensure the venue is good with streaming, some even offer this as a service now.
Make sure your photographer is also happy with the camera/phone location.
Keep your event link private (your guests only), not a public link

Why Couples Live Stream

In a word, COVID-19. Additionally Hashtags, photo booths, and drone photography have already proven that tech is making its mark on weddings, so it’s natural that live streaming has become a thing, too. “We first saw its significant increase in corporate events, but now with COVID its simply exploded for weddings,”  It can come into play when family members are ill and can’t travel to the venue, can’t afford to attend, or are otherwise tied up. 


Where to go and who to use?

Videographers are expensive, especially if you are just wanting them for your 20 minute ceremony.
Live streaming can usually be achieved easily using one of the following, but not limited to sources.
Facebook Live Stream
Google Hangouts

Each of these can even record your video so you can save it for later.

There are many many more and with the Pandemic more added every day.

We suggest you test each one to see whats best for your event.