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Real Life Budget Zoom Wedding​

Here come the Bride and Zoom!​

These are unique times that call for unique solutions, which is why many couples are now turning to technology to ensure the guests they hoped would join them may still do so. Albeit, via live streaming and not in person.

Kirsten and Jason said I do on the 8th of August 2020 while live streaming their wedding via Zoom to friends and family around the globe. They have agreed to share their wonderful photos and some details with us, as below.

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Kirsten and Jason – Bride and Zoom!

In Kirsten’s own words

navy blue anemone flowers

Got married yesterday!

ZOOM allowed us to invite friends and family from three continents and five countries! I learned so much through this process that I feel like I could practically become a consultant at this point. 

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How to live stream and host a Zoom Wedding

Info Source Christopher Doherty - rewrite LeahG

Most engaged couples find that telling their loved ones about their "Big Day" is a great way to spread the joy they felt while planning their nuptials. Modern low-cost communication innovations like live streaming offer an alternative to throwing a traditional wedding and can be used to include people who are physically or financially unable to attend for any reason. The nuptials should be planned with the understanding that some guests may be unable to make it for various reasons. By streaming the "I do" portion of the ceremony over the internet, friends and family who are unable to attend in person due to scheduling conflicts or physical distance can still share in the joy of the happy occasion.

High-Quality Live-Streaming Services

The number of companies providing a full range of broadcasting services from beginning to end is small at present. Some provide their own equipment and crew, while others work with independent videographers to organize, set up, and broadcast the event live. When it comes to coordinating with the photography and videography vendors, boutique live streaming service providers place a greater emphasis on assisting couples in creating a comprehensive social media strategy.

There Are Several Do-It-Yourself Broadcasting Choices

It can be a lot of work for couples on a tight budget to coordinate everything needed to stream their wedding live. Skype, Apple's FaceTime, IBM Cloud Video, and Google Hangouts are just a few examples of the many options you have for online video conferencing. However, before diving in, it's important to keep in mind the following necessities for a successful wedding live stream:

  • Stable wireless network or broadband internet connection
  • Electronic device (laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet) with a camera
  • Provider of a real-time streaming service capable of transmitting high-quality video
  • Mounting brackets for smartphones and tablets on tripods
  • If you want your video stream to maintain its quality over time, it's also a good idea to plan it out and run some tests. Put your camera or phone somewhere that will capture all the action but is out of the way of guests.
  • To further lessen the likelihood of an interruption during the live broadcast, turn off any screen savers or sleep functions on the equipment. 
  • Last but not least, provide your guests with the stream's URL or landing page, as well as any necessary passwords.
Wedding Live Streaming: What You Need to Know
  • You can either hire a professional videographer who has experience with the entire process (from planning to execution) or you can do it yourself with the help of a friend who knows what they're doing. Whether or not you decide to hire a professional, you should take precautions to ensure that all potential failure points have been dealt with before the service begins. 
  • To ensure the broadcast runs smoothly, it is recommended to test the setup multiple times to ensure its speed, reliability, and overall performance. 
  • Make sure you're aware of any copyrighted songs that might be played at your ceremony. 
  • Use a live streaming service provider that allows you to restrict access to the stream to only the people you've invited to your wedding.

Getting Married Online

The widespread use of "social technology," which includes social media, has altered long-held human customs and practices. Contextually appropriate interaction is essential in a web-based society and when watching live streams. To get the most out of the experience, care should be taken when using online broadcasting as a tool to bring together people who are geographically separated. The success of your Big Day hinges on your meticulous planning and attention to social conventions.

The best way to share your wedding is through live streaming. High-definition (HD) video can now be streamed from just about any modern smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, eliminating the need for costly video production facilities. Cloud streaming services from ONLive Streams are available for anyone who would like to watch a wedding or other special event but is unable to attend in person due to physical or financial constraints. Use our live stream webcast platform and services to transmit video in real time and reach viewers on the web and mobile devices. 

Live streaming is the easiest way to broadcast your wedding. Today, a home computer, iPad, Android tablet or a smartphone can deliver high-quality HD video, allowing content to be created without expensive video equipment. ONLive Streams' cloud streaming services were designed to accommodate anyone who's unable to attend a wedding or special event due to poor health, distance, cost or work.