Live Streaming Service | Zoom Wedding

Live Streaming Service | Zoom Wedding

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Bring The Wedding Or Event to Your Guests

So this is a way to allow guests that can’t attend your wedding day to watch from their own location! You can live stream your wedding online to allow family and friends or other guests that can’t be there to still participate in the wedding ceremony from their own homes.

Why Have A Virtual Wedding?

If you or some of your loved ones live far away from each other or are unable to travel, a virtual wedding can help bring you together. This can be a good option for couples who have family or friends who live in different parts of the country or the world. A virtual wedding can be more budget-friendly than a traditional wedding. This can be especially appealing if you’re on a tight budget.

How Did Zoom Weddings Become Popular?

The trend of live streamed weddings became popular due to the Covid – 19 pandemic. Many couples wanted to go ahead with their wedding day but couldn’t have the number of guests that they wanted due to restrictions on numbers and travel. Couples were very limited with large gatherings. Using streaming services gave couples the chance to have unlimited viewers.

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How To Hold Live Streaming Weddings

Once you have all your wedding day plans in place, invitations can be sent out with a date and time. your guests will need the Zoom link to watch the live streaming and also a password to connect as virtual guests. You will need your computer, webcam and also a microphone for high quality audio. You may want someone in charge of this on the day, maybe a trusted guest, family or friends, to be sure there’s a great service, everything is running correctly and to solve any problems.

How to live stream your wedding for free

You can live stream your wedding day for free with Facebook Live and Zoom offer both a free service and paid plans. You will need to check the correct plan for your wedding day as the free plan will have limits on the amount of participants and the duration. There will be different features and limitations depending on the plan that you both decide on and thinking about your needs and also budget.

Planning Before The Day

Before the event begins, you’ll need to make sure everything is working properly to watch your wedding live. Test your equipment, the sound quality and the microphone. Check the lighting so that your online guests have a clear picture of your special moments. Place the camera so that there is a simple background at your venue without any distractions.

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Create A Facebook Group For Your Online Guests

Before your wedding, think about creating a Facebook group to add your guests to. This is a great way to communicate with them and keep them up to date with all details and any changes. Log into your Facebook account, go to create group, add your event details and invite your guests. You may want to set the privacy settings to closed so that only the guests that have been invited will see the information in the group.

Invite Your Virtual Guests To Your Wedding

Invite your virtual guests with a usual wedding invitation but be sure its clear that it’s a live streamed wedding. Use your Facebook group to add your guests and to invite them. Make sure you include any links, passwords, date, time and the instructions on how to join in on the day.

Maybe send out a reminder email or Facebook group post a few days before to make sure everyone has the correct details.

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Facebook Live Events

Another way to share an online event is through Facebook live. In the same way as a Zoom wedding, be sure to test equipment before the day and to have a practice event to make sure everything runs smoothly. On the day, log into Facebook and go to Live to start the live streaming. Guests can comment and interact online.

Popular live streaming platforms

There are a few different live streaming platforms to choose from for your event. Some of the most popular ones are –

Zoom –

Popular for events, meetings and online classes

Facebook Live –

Great option as so many people have Facebook for social media so easy to connect and invite guests.

YouTube Live –

Another popular platform for meetings and events.

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Other Parts Of The Day To Live Stream

There are other parts to your wedding day that you may want to share with your online guests after the ceremony. The speeches, the cake cutting and the first dance are all parts of the day that guests love to see and this is a great way for your virtual wedding guests to still feel like they are a part of the celebration and the wedding party.

Test Internet Connection

If you are planning to live stream your wedding, it is important to test your internet connection beforehand to ensure that you have an excellent quality connection. Here are some steps you can take to test your internet for live streaming your wedding.

Check your internet speed – Use an online speed test tool to measure your internet speed. If your wi fi speed is slow, you may experience buffering or dropped connections during your streaming.

Test your equipment – Set up your computer, webcam, microphone, and speakers in the same location where you plan to hold the wedding. Test all of the equipment to make sure that everything is working properly and that you can hear and see each other clearly.

Test call – Before your wedding, schedule a practice call with your wedding party and other participants to make sure that everyone can connect to the call and that the audio and image quality is perfect. This will give you the chance to sort any issues and arrange a backup plan if needed.

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Ready To Go!

Following the tips here, you can help ensure that your live stream wedding goes smoothly and that you can celebrate your special day with your in person guests and those watching by live streaming! Family and friends will be able to watch your ceremony and maybe even see you on the dance floor!


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