With the advancement of technology, live streaming of weddings are slowly becoming the norm. You no longer have to worry about distant relatives/friends being unable to attend, or the cost of trying to book a venue large enough to accommodate all guests.
Before you whip out your phone camera and start recording, there are a few things you must first consider.
What is Live Streaming?
Live streams happens in real time. Although they are usually not recorded and stored afterwards, you may choose to do so. Compared to a typical wedding ceremony, there is no limit to the number of attendees. This also means people from all over the world would be able to view your live stream.
Why You Should Live Stream Your Wedding
It might be difficult to find a day whereby everyone you invite is able to attend your wedding. Be it distance or clashing events, you no longer have to worry about them feeling excluded from your special moment.
For the bridge and groom, the entire evening might just feel like a fleeting moment. Being able to rewind and look back on your special moment will certainly bring immense joy.
Can You Conduct the Live Stream Yourself?
Before deciding whether you should engage a professional or just film the live stream yourself, there are a few things to consider.
If you just want a simple clip that allows you to see snippets of the event, you may do so on your own. However, if audio-visual quality and being able to see all the key moments of the ceremony is important to you, we suggest you engage a professional event videographer.
How Does it Work?
Suppose you engage a professional videographer to assist you in live streaming. Camera(s) and audio devices will be connected to the internet, creating a live stream of action. Virtual guests will shadow the videographer’s movements, witnessing all the key moments.
With the high-definition camera(s) and sharp audio quality, your virtual guests will feel as though they are actually at the wedding!
Security Concerns for Live Streaming
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about strangers invading your private event. Depending on the platform you use, password protection might be available. You may send out the website link in advance to your virtual attendees.
However, it is important to note that if you are hosting a live stream on Instagram or Facebook with a public profile, unwanted guests may drop a visit. You may prevent this from happening by switching to a private account temporarily.
Can You Stream an Outdoor Wedding?
Yes. There is no need to reconsider your dream garden wedding. It is possible to live stream an outdoor wedding if you have high-speed internet connection or data coverage. Therefore, live streaming isn’t just limited to inside buildings.
Live Streaming Your Wedding
We hope this article helped you learn a thing or two about live streaming weddings. If you are looking for event videography services, feel free to contact our project coordinators who will be happy to help.