Our daily routines have changed dramatically in recent weeks, with many states limiting gatherings and large groups of people. Many couples have had to get creative with their weddings, whether that means postponing dates or moving forward with a more remote setting. From live streaming your ceremony to rearranging vendors, here are our best steps to planning a virtual wedding.
Choose Your Tech for a Virtual Wedding
When hosting a virtual wedding, your video recording software will be one of the most important details. Do you want to broadcast your wedding via social media such as Facebook or Instagram Live? If you want to keep it more private rather than sharing with the public, video conference tools like Zoom or Google Hangouts are easy to use and allow your guests to join in with activities such as speeches.
While a virtual wedding will have less vendors than a traditional in-person ceremony, there are a few essentials you may want such as a photographer. Whether your wedding will be indoors or outdoors, it should be relatively easy for the photographer to maintain their social distance while you say your vows. Your wedding cake is another item you’ll also most likely want for your big day. You can even save some money by ordering a smaller cake just for you and your partner to enjoy along with no catering or rentals!
Do a Run Through
Technology can sometimes have a mind of its own, so we recommend doing a run through (or two) of your virtual wedding ceremony before your wedding day. This is a great time to ensure you have good angles and lighting while also knowing how to run your video recording program. You can also figure out logistics of when you both walk out, where to place the aisle and where everyone will be standing for the ceremony.
Time to Celebrate
Once you’ve said your “I do’s”, it’s time to celebrate your virtual wedding with your family and friends during your reception. Have your guests raise a glass to toast your new marriage from the comfort of their homes. Depending on how many “guests” are attending your virtual celebration, you can even send bottles of champagne via an alcohol delivery service in your state as a fun party favor.
Did you know you can do your bridal gown shopping virtually, as well? Contact us so that we can help you find the dress of your dreams, whether it is for your virtual wedding or for a date in the future.
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