In these times, it’s hard to have the ceremony of your dreams, and you may need to learn how to livestream your wedding.
Fortunately, it’s not too complicated and it may be the best option when some of your friends and family can’t make it.
The Coronavirus threat is not the only thing that may motivate you to livestream your wedding as even in the best of times those far away can’t attend for a variety of reasons.
Being the most important day of your life, it’s normal to want to share it with everyone, so read on to learn how to do it!
How to Livestream Your Wedding
Well, there are a few services and equipment you can use to share your big moment with everyone.
And of course, there are a lot of other aspects you need to consider.
Let’s take a look, starting with the essentials that you’ll need!
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For starters, the equipment needed is neither expensive nor complicated to acquire.
A normal smartphone should be able to capture that great image you are hoping for.
Both together will cost you under $50. Not too bad, right?
Ask a family member or a friend to stream the most important moments, or your photographer if you’re livestreaming a larger event.
Before proceeding with this option, make sure that the venue has a good WiFi connection and you have enough space on your device.
You don’t want interruptions in your moment., According to Medium.com, 30 minutes of video can occupy around 1GB of storage.
What App Should You Use
Well, here is the tricky part. The first options that come to mind are social media platforms.
Unfortunately, they may not always be a good idea. They are not quite private, so everyone on your friend list can see your even.
I bet you have at least a few people that you don’t want to “invite” to your wedding!
Hey, no judgement. We all have one “friend” that we don’t really like all that much but also don’t want to unfriend.
Most networks- especially YouTube- block videos with copyrighted music in the background.
Then there’s the biggest issue of all- the fact that not all of your guests use the same platforms.
Your parents may just be on Facebook while your teenage niece only uses Instagram and Uncle Joe just knows how to Tweet.
Other platforms such as Skype or Facetime sound great in theory. However, they will not save your videos, because they were made for calls.
In the end, you will need to find a reliable platform for live streaming your wedding and stick with it.
OffBeatBride has a good list of options, so start there.
Wedding Livestream Checklist
Once you have your equipment set up and you’ve chosen an app, the only thing left to do is start livestreaming your wedding!
Use the short checklist below to make sure you cover all your bases.
- Charged phone and external battery because the last thing you need is a dead battery in the middle of your I Do’s!
- Tripod for extra stability.
- Good internet connection.
- Preferred app for streaming.
At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a great day and manage to share all the feelings with those around you.
Figure out where everything should be. Get your phone ready for streaming, and you’re set.
See, it’s very easy to Livestream your wedding, so give it a try! Everyone will be thrilled to be part of your big day.
Did you already do this? Do you have any other tips on how to livestream your wedding? Share below!
Isabel is a freelance writer and mom of 2 from upstate NY. When she’s not busy working or chasing after her “dynamic duo,” you’ll find her binge-watching wedding shows like “Say Yes to the Dress” or curled up in bed reading romance novels (the trashier the better!).