Your wedding day is a special day where people come together but unfortunately, there are some guests and family members that won’t be able to attend in person.
I got my start in the wedding business in 2010 by live streaming a 2-hour concert wedding it was one of the most challenging weddings I’ve filmed, now it has over 140k views on YouTube.
I also live streamed my good friend and bridal makeup artist Jennifer Alexander Thorpe’s concert wedding selections in October of 2013.
Professional Tips for Live Streaming Your Wedding
1.Live streaming your wedding works best if you are in a church that has cameras and a dedicated internet streaming connection. Most churches live stream their services and may allow you to use their streaming services for free or at a low cost if their media team runs the stream. (I know my church offers that.)
2.You can also live stream your wedding if you are at a hotel. Most hotels have high speed internet service, but to run a line it is quite expensive, so ask the hotel about an internet connection and if it can be included in your wedding package.
3. You can live stream an outdoor ceremony. Yes, you can with today’s technology via a wireless connection or cell phone connection. I still recommend using a dedicated internet connect but you can use a wireless and/or cell phone connection, but always do a test for quality prior to the ceremony.
Photo Credit: Clapp Studios
Free Live Streaming Options
Live streaming from mobile devices is very common, with sites like Facebook Live and YouTube, and more, anyone can live stream a wedding or event. Many guests are already doing this, but I suggest you work with your videographer to make sure everyone is on the same page.
If you want a day that you can remember, I suggest going with a professional live streaming company, sure free works, but often it can’t be as reliable.
If you are interested in finding out more information about my live streaming add on packages for weddings, click here.