When the UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, their wedding was live-streamed and watched by more than 11 million people. In the last few years, live streaming your wedding has become the norm for couples and is a great way of sharing your big day with friends and family around the world, especially if they can’t attend in person. Using technology doesn’t have to be a distraction away from your ceremony, it can actually enhance your wedding, making it accessible, interactive, and a unique experience for everyone. You can also record your memories to keep for the future.
Using technology can streamline your wedding arrangements and help everything to run smoothly. Going digital also makes it easy to communicate with your guests about the arrangements for your wedding. You can send your guests both “Save the Date” reminders and your official wedding invitations online, and won’t have to spend a fortune either on expensive wedding stationery. Evite or Canva offers a good service for creating your wedding invitations. Going digital means that you can also communicate instantly with guests about where and when they are meant to be, and if anything changes. It is convenient for guests too, as they can RSVP easily, and you can keep track of the replies that you have had.
Wedding planning online
Even if you are organizing a small ceremony, there are still a lot of tasks to do, to make sure that your wedding runs smoothly. Websites and apps like Easy Wedding and All seated can help to make your wedding preparations manageable. Budgeting is one of the biggest practicalities that you will need to sort out, and using a digital wedding planner can make this clear and simple. You will also be able to keep track of the suppliers and vendors that you are using and make sure that all the finer details, like seating plans, have been sorted out. You can also use a wedding website to make notes of ideas, photos, and inspiration for your big day.
Livestreaming your big day
Livestreaming your wedding ceremony has become easy with services like Zoom and Skype, but it is important to make sure that you are using a premium version. For instance, the free version of Zoom will time-out after 40 minutes, so if you have a long service, then this won’t be suitable. Skype’s free video function will only allow up to 50 people, and the free version of Apple Group Facetime only allows 32 people. If you have more virtual guests than this, then you will need to upgrade. If you are livestreaming your wedding day, then it is worth hiring someone to manage this on your big day, to avoid any technology hiccups. You can then just concentrate on enjoying your ceremony.
Using technology can really enhance your wedding, and make it easy to organize. You can also use it to communicate instantly with your family and friends and share memories of your big day.