Lauren
Savvy May 2020

Live-streaming the ceremony?

Lauren, on April 21, 2020 at 2:12 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 8
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Our wedding date was set for May 15th. We had to make last minute changes to our ceremony because of the corona pandemic: now only our immediate family will be in attendance. But, we want our extended families and friends to still be able to tune in virtually.

We considered FaceBook live, but a lot of my friends and some of our older family members don't have accounts.


Any ideas for live-streaming platforms that don't require an account for guests to view?


How are the other #coronabrides handling the pandemic? Postponing? Reducing Guest Counts?


Hope everyone's staying safe and healthy out there!

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Latest activity by Rosie, on April 26, 2021 at 7:11 PM
  • KaiJan33
    Dedicated July 2021
    KaiJan33 ·
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    You could look into a YouTube live stream and making it unlisted. An unlisted video can only be accessed by a link I believe.


    My wedding is in July and we having changed anything yet, waiting a few more weeks before making any big decisions.
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  • Elizabeth
    Beginner June 2020
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    I made a private Facebook group and added everyone who I invited. If they do not have facebook we would give them a dvd copy or an email copy. If you are planning on having a reception later play the ceremony at the reception before you come in.
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  • Lauren
    Savvy May 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Ooh! That's a cool idea to play the video at the reception / celebration! We may have to do that Smiley winking

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  • Lauren
    Savvy May 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Hadn't heard about the unlisted YouTube live! I'll have to check into that!


    Best wishes for your wedding! Hopefully everything will be calmed down by July Smiley heart

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  • L
    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    How about Zoom? You can do meetings etc so I would think there’s someway everyone could watch privately.

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  • Amy
    WeddingWire Administrator August 2013
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    Hi Lauren,

    Your wedding is less than a month away! So exciting!

    Here's a couple of other discussions with couples who are planning/postponing May weddings:

    Smiley ring May brides and your plan of action?

    Smiley ring May 16 brides---what Next Due to Coronavirus?

    Also, as you can imagine, we're getting more questions than ever before about planning/hosting a virtual wedding. This article offers some suggestions: 5 Wedding Events to Host Virtually When You Can't Celebrate in Person - ceremony and wedding are toward the bottom. Here's another discussion that may be helpful to you: Zoom Wedding Ceremony Tips.

    I'm wishing you the best of luck as you adjust your plans! Smiley heart

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  • Annabel
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Annabel ·
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    Hey Lauren, I was able to use Lovecast for my wedding. Have you checked them out or throught about that option to simplify the process? I honesty felt so relieved to have an easy way to have all the old folks tune in(and trust me, we have some people who barely know how to use a computer in our family).

    Anyways, I really recommend livestreaming your wedding whichever way you can find! Everyone who joined said they felt it was really nice to be part of. So I'm happy that we did it. And best wishes for your upcoming wedding!
    Smiley laugh

    Smiley ring

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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    My brother in law has agreed to be our camera man and after they streamed theirs, gave us a few tips. He had his friend use an iPhone, and they used eventlive, which cost about $50 USD. Apparently you can try it free first. The version I watched of their wedding wasn't super high resolution but it was clear what was going on and the sound was fine. I gather the owner gets a much higher resolution version than the streamed one to keep.

    They also got a proper microphone that could be plugged into the celebrant's sound system, or you can just get lapel mics instead.

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