Sharing Your Wedding Day During COVID-19
We’re living through unprecedented times. And with lockdown measures, social distancing and shielding family members to consider, putting together a Covid-19 wedding guest list can be somewhat problematic. The most vulnerable of your wedding party might not be able to travel and with wedding guest restrictions in place, you may have to find alternative ways to gather a crowd. If you want to go ahead and tie the knot during a pandemic, here’s how to share your wedding with those that can’t attend.
Live Stream Your Ceremony
Creative wedding ideas include live streaming your ceremony. That way, your nearest and dearest can watch you say ‘I Do’ without breaking any social distance wedding rules. Sure, it’s not the same as having them there in person. But it’s one of the best solutions in the current climate. You can go the DIY route by using apps such as Eventlive and selecting a guest with the best camera skills. Or you can hire companies that’ll sort the streaming process out for you. From setting up cameras to installing microphones, they’ll do all the hard work, so you don’t have to.
Set up a Family Zoom Meeting
There’s a good chance you won’t want to be filming all day. So how about setting up a family zoom meeting when you’re in your wedding dress? Or have one of your wedding guests log into a Zoom meeting with your family as you walk down the aisle. Basic free accounts offer meetings of up to 40 minutes which means those close to your heart can watch everything from the speeches to the sharing of rings.
Create a Photo Sharing Space
One of the best ways to share your special wedding day moments is to create a private, personalised space where guests can share their wedding pics. Wedding Photo Swap, for instance, allows guests to upload pics during and after your wedding. Simply download the app and invite your guests. This way they can see your wedding snaps and order their very own prints. Creating a photo sharing space is also a great way for the bride and groom to see their day through the eyes of those who attended.
Contact Loved Ones on FaceTime
If you want to have more intimate, personal moments with loved ones that can’t be at your wedding, Facetime is a great option. Find a quiet space where you can call your mum, gran, or best friend and enjoy a sentimental chat away from your other guests. Getting married without everyone you love is sure to be emotional, but technology can help to bring you together during this difficult period of time. To help things run smoothly, try practicing FaceTime calls with relatives before your wedding day. This is especially important if family members aren’t used to using such apps.
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