A Guide To Planning A Virtual Wedding
Virtual weddings have become the new normal amidst the ongoing pandemic. However, one thing is for sure, you can have as much fun at a virtual ceremony as a physical one. Your guests can still attend, albeit remotely, and you can send out wedding invitations and favors in the mail. Share your first dance, cut your wedding cake, and have photos taken just as planned – nothing has to change! In this article, we share with you a guide for planning a virtual wedding.
Choose the Platform and Ensure Your Technology Is Up to The Job
The first thing you will want to do is decide on the platform to hold your virtual wedding at. Two popular options are Zoom and Facebook Live. With Zoom, you can easily see all your guests’ reactions and they can be part of the action on screen. You may even choose to designate a guest or two to take occasional screenshots so you always have something to keep. Facebook Live is a good way of reaching many people at once, and your video will remain in the private Facebook group you have created for long after your ceremony.
Regardless of which platform you choose, always ensure that your technology is up to the job and have a backup plan. For instance, if your laptop or computer fails you on the day itself, keep a tablet handy.
Send Out Invitations
Once you have decided on the platform and have everything in place, it’s time to start sending out invitations. This can be done virtually or through the mail, or even both. Virtual invitations are good for sending links as well as instructions on how to join the virtual ceremony. Remember to ask your guests to RSVP as soon as they can, as you will need to make a list of who to send wedding favors to!
Coordinate with Vendors
Even though you are having a virtual ceremony, chances are you will still be communicating with several vendors, including the photographer, the bakery, and the favor supplier. When you choose to get portable and practical wedding favors such as koozies or coasters, you can easily pop these in the mail to all your guests. On top of that, you will have to remind your bakery to make the wedding cake for just two instead of the number of guests you would typically have, as well as make arrangements for where the photographer is going to stand and how they will work on the big day.