On an earlier blog, we shared Pro tips for Weddings in 2021 and we received a lot of questions about tip #5: live streaming. Yes, live streaming weddings is a trend and will continue to be. Although the climate is changing, and restrictions are loosening up, we suspect it will be a while before all guests will feel comfortable gathering in large groups again.
This might not be the news you want to hear, but thankfully, streaming platforms swiftly responded to COVID-19 and evolved throughout the pandemic to provide us with the ultimate connection with our loved ones.
Where to start
Streaming technology is accessible and easy to use. Yes – even Great Uncle John will be able to figure it out – although we still recommend you let the experts take care of the nitty gritty so you can focus on your special day. This may mean you have a new vendor to consider, but we are here to help. We work closely with videographers, AV teams, and tech professionals in Vancouver and beyond. Our team at FDL will guide you every step of the way.
We know attending online is NOT the same as in-person. BUT we have a few tips that help transform your online/at-home guest’s experience into one that truly gives a taste of what your day entails. Let us elevate the online experience for your guests that would love to be there with you in person to witness your special day.
First, send personalized invitations that include the streaming link and a platform how-to so your guests have the link in advance and can plan ahead. We love working with local stationary providers + calligraphers to create invitations suites tailored to your event.
Next, let your guests know the length of the stream and how they can engage with the platform.
Last but not least, prepare and send a wedding parcel unique to your special day. You might include the wine you’re drinking, a cupcake from your sweet table that in-person guests will enjoy, and a wedding favour. Of course the treats you select will depend on where your at-home guests are – let our team of experts help you brainstorm a few ideas.
The wedding industry is evolving. Vendors have been busy thinking and planning. New desires have fostered new and exciting ideas. Trust the experts at FDL – we cannot wait to bring your vision to life.