LIVE STREAM YOUR WEDDING
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LIVE STREAM YOUR WEDDING WITH ON TOUR EVENTS
Weddings are about as big as it gets in terms of personal milestones. Whether you’re high school sweethearts or you’ve enjoyed a whirlwind romance, all your family and close friends will want to be part of the celebrations on the special day.
Unfortunately, not everyone you know can be invited (unless you’ve won the lottery!), and inevitably there’ll be those who can’t make it. However, the good news is that live streaming fixes these problems without exponentially expanding the budget.
But to seamlessly live-stream a wedding, there are several things to keep in mind before and during the ceremony, along with various pieces of equipment that you will need to hire.
We’ve got decades of experience when it comes to wedding events – so we are the perfect people to give you advice and to answer your questions (not that we are biased!). So let’s get straight to it!
+WHY LIVE STREAM YOUR WEDDING EVENT?
Live streaming of all kinds of events has taken the world by storm, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But while live streaming may have exploded due to necessity more than anything else, the benefits experienced by those who’ve since taken advantage of this service mean that it will be here to stay for well beyond the foreseeable future.
For example, concerning weddings specifically, it’s unlikely that every single one of the happy couple’s family and friends will be able to attend their wedding ceremony in person.
They may live too far away to be reasonably expected to travel for the celebrations, have prior commitments they cannot get out of, or suffer a last-minute emergency. Live streaming means that guests don’t have to miss out on the celebrations just because they can’t physically attend.
Next, there’s no getting away from it – weddings are pretty expensive. Sometimes inviting large amounts of people is just not viable when trying to stay within the budget. The bigger the number of guests, the more you’ll have to spend spending more on catering and potentially hiring a larger venue.
Live-streaming your wedding is one way to keep costs in check while still allowing people you care about to participate in one of the biggest days of your life. Even those invited to the “evening do” will appreciate getting to watch the exchanging of vows.
In other words, wedding streaming brings a level of flexibility to the event that you can’t achieve any other way.
You can also create an on-demand recording of the event using the footage from the live stream so that those with prior engagements can watch the ceremony at a later time that suits them.
This footage can also serve as a personal keepsake of your special day to revisit year after year – perfect for your anniversaries!But just because streaming your wedding is an excellent idea, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty to think about. So let’s run through some of your primary considerations.
+CONSIDERATIONS FOR LIVE STREAMING A WEDDING
Firstly, are there any restrictions you have to work around at your chosen venue? Some wedding venues, particularly churches, might have some areas they preferred you didn’t set up cameras. It might be the case that the way the venue is set up means you might have to think outside the box to find a camera location that captures everything without having people blocking the view for everyone watching the stream.
Next, you want to consider the technical capabilities of your venue. Does your ceremony and/or reception venue have a fast and stable Wi-Fi network? We are able to stream using 4G/5G, but ideally, you want Wi-Fi to prevent the streaming from lagging too much or dropping altogether.
Finally, you need to decide what streaming platform you are going to use. Social media streaming tools such as Facebook Live have grown in popularity for wedding streaming as they are easily accessed by loved ones and are free to use (an excellent option if you’re on a budget!).
Paid-for streaming platforms are a better option if you want to tightly control who can watch, keeping the wedding more private and preventing online trolls from ruining your big day.
+WHAT EVENT EQUIPMENT HIRE SERVICES WILL I NEED FOR MY WEDDING?
To live stream your wedding successfully, you need to have the correct audio and visual equipment. Your online guests want to see and hear exactly what’s going on, so it’s essential to have the right cameras, adequate streaming lighting, high-quality microphones, and the correct encoders.
Your venue might not have adequate lighting for filming purposes, which results in a dull and dim video. Streaming lighting is much brighter and whiter and ensures the footage remains crystal clear throughout the event.
You might also want to consider hiring event lighting, which can completely transform a venue’s look and feel to fit the wedding’s various stages. Do you want warm and bright lighting for the speeches and vows? Dim and romantic lighting for the first dance? No matter the ambience you’re aiming for, we can do it all!
Another venue consideration is the sound equipment hire, such as the speakers and microphones. Some types of microphones aren’t best-suited to the recording devices or software needed for streaming, which is why we have an extensive inventory of streaming-friendly mic options for you to choose from.
If you plan on putting together a lavish, extravagant wedding, our stage hire services may also come in handy. We are able to construct anything from catwalk stages to tiered wedding stages. Whatever your vision for the wedding, we can make it happen.
Finally, we have over 120 square metres of indoor and outdoor LED screens, should you wish to broadcast video content at any point during proceedings
+WHY CHOOSE ON TOUR EVENTS FOR YOUR UK WEDDING STREAMING SERVICES
What makes us the perfect choice for live-streaming your wedding is the fact that we can handle all the other technical event production aspects in addition to our streaming services. You won’t need to try to coordinate multiple companies for different equipment, because we are a one-stop-shop for all your event equipment hire and streaming needs.
No matter the size or scale of the wedding you are aiming for, On Tour Events has the experienced team members and high-quality equipment necessary to pull off (and stream) the wedding production of your dreams!
We have been providing the technical aspects of weddings across Surrey, London, and the rest of the UK, for over two decades. Hence, it’s fair to say we’ve encountered pretty much everything and anything. We have strategies in place to ensure that nothing can go wrong during this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Give us a call today to find out more about how we can expertly live-stream one of the most significant moments of your life!
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