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Zoom wedding

April, on August 19, 2020 at 7:04 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 1 6
For people who have to cut their guest list due to COVID, how are you moving forward with virtual wedding streaming for some guests? We have to cut about 50% of our guest list and would like to give the option for some of our family to stream virtually, is your venue helping you? Are you assigning someone to record the ceremony?? Any tips or suggestions are welcome!


Latest activity by Yvonne, on September 2, 2020 at 2:35 PM
  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    We are having a Zoom ceremony for those who can't make it. I have 2 photographers for my wedding. I reached out and asked if the second shooter could possibly use my tablet to do the Zoom ceremony for us, instead of asking a relative. They are completely fine with this, as much as I wanted a 2nd shooter for the ceremony this is more important.

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  • Marissa
    Expert October 2020
    Marissa ·
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    I'm using Facebook Live to stream my ceremony since all my guests have a Facebook, I figured this would be the easiest for them to use. I asked one of my co-workers to be in charge of this since he's super tech savvy. That way none of my guests would have to worry about it on the day of, and just focus on being there enjoying the moment.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Hi April! I'd definitely assign someone to be in charge of running the livestream! I'd start by asking your venue if they can assist you, or a tech-savvy friend or family member!

    Here are a few discussions with great tips & advice on streaming your wedding I'd check out as well if you haven't already: Wedding Livestream Tips - “wedinar”, Live stream of wedding, How to execute a Zoom at wedding for guests who are not able to attend?, and If you plan on having a virtual wedding ! Here are some things i did to make mine a hit!

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  • Meredith
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    April- I cannot write from experience but we are having a family- only wedding next weekend with guessers invites through Zoom. Here’s what we are planning:
    - invites went out through an app called HobNob. It links to your address book so easy to text the invites. A link to your registry is also included. Hobnob sends out automatic updates with the Zoom information and reminders to guests. (You can also send out your own messages.)
    - we signed up for Zoom and plan to cancel after a month. I’ve read about Webinar vs regular Zoom meetings. At this point we decided to stick to Zoom meetings, as most people are comfortable with muting their computers. I’ve also asked 2 friends to cohost to make sure people are muted.- we are planning on setting up one ppt slide greeting with a reminder to mute. We created a Spotify wedding playlist for the background.- Plan is to have one phone setup on us to stream the ceremony (on mute). We will also have a laptop with a wireless speaker/mic attached to hear our vows.
    I am sure it won’t go as planned but we are doing our best. Guests can upload photos through HobNob, so that’s another plus to the app.
    Only thing I’m working on is how to make the guests feel more involved. Our officiant will address them at the beginning of the ceremony. We are also doing a ballon release for loved ones so I may ask them to take part by blowing out a candle... unsure about this so far.
    Please share any other ideas you come across!
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    Savvy August 2021
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    We went with a Zoom Webinar vs Zoom Meeting (extra $15 for up to 100 log ins), which prevented anyone from hijacking the feed by accidentally leaving their mike on. We had a couple different cameras and a friend remotely who switched between views. Only bummer with a webinar is that you can't see the people watching like you can in a meeting. So I guess it just depends how many virtual guests you're expecting and how familiar they are with Zoom etiquette.

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    Dedicated January 2021
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    Yes, we're getting married at our church and fortunately as a result of the pandemic, they have taken on a talented intern who helps with their livestreaming on Sunday mornings. She will be the person assisting with the livestream but we will make our own Vimeo account to host the livestream!

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