Could Live Streaming Save Your 2020/2021 Wedding?
The short answer is maybe.
This is a crazy unprecedented time we're living in right now. I'm sure you or someone you know has been affected by COVID-19. It's the dark cloud raining on everyone's parade. Especially brides & grooms.
Public health officials have warned that this may last longer than anticipated. But we have yet to gather precise numbers for legal gathering sizes in the next few months. It seems like even if we get our cases down, there will still be new regulations on large public gatherings for the next year or so. I try to be a "prepared-optimist" in most situations, hoping for the best but planning for the worst. If you're similar to me and thrive off of back-up plans, having a plan to live-stream your wedding ceremony (and postpone your reception) could be your solution. In the (likely) scenario that only small gatherings are allowed in the foreseeable future, you may be able to stream your ceremony for those who aren't immediate family or friends. If careful, you can still maintain the two-metre social distancing recommendations.
Of course, the ideal situation would be having your loved ones altogether to witness your matrimony. But if you want to get married within the next year or so, this might be a surprisingly pleasant alternative.
If you don't care about the "live" aspect, a good alternative would be to hire a videographer who offers next-day ceremony edits. That way, your loved ones can see what happened in full quality. If you're located in the Vancouver area, we've put together a live-streaming videography package as a way to help out our couples who have been affected by COVID-19.
Click here to learn more. Note: This article is not professional advice. As much as we wish we could, we can't predict the future and don't know what group limits are going to look like in the next year. Please take what we say with a grain of salt and take care of yourself.