It’s your big day but unfortunately due to the pandemic, you are forced to cut down your guest list. With travel restrictions in place, how do your loved ones join in the celebrations? Let alone the pandemic. E even before the pandemic, it was quite common for some guests to not attend your wedding in person due to various other commitments. If the guests can’t come to your celebration, how do you bring your wedding to your guests? Simply have a virtual wedding! With your wedding moved online, here are some activities you can organize for your loved ones who can’t travel down to your wedding.
This concept has been around for a while, and its usage has been accelerated by the pandemic. Usually, your photographer can do this for you. Even otherwise, this is so easy to set up, thanks to the power of technology. You have free streaming apps that you can install on your phone and connect to YouTube. All you need is a good Wi-Fi connection, a phone with the right app and maybe a tripod. And that’s it, you are good to go! Your guests can join in from any corner of the world and witness your ceremony.
Virtual Guest Party
Live stream is good, but how exciting can it be if your guests must watch it all alone. Set up a virtual guest party so your loved ones can socialise online as they watch you get married. After all, weddings are all about catching up with your loved ones and spending quality time with friends and family. Any video chat platform works well like Zoom or Google Meet. Zoom even offers “virtual rooms” so you can separate different guest groups. This way, guests don’t have to interact with other guests they may not know. This online party is a great idea even for the older guests who may not be too tech-savvy. Find a virtual event platform that offers an usher service. They welcome your guests and help them feel part of the celebration.
A little entertainment
If you are having a virtual guest party, you can take it up a notch by organizing some entertainment for one of your pre-wedding functions, such as bachelorette or cocktail ceremony. Entertainment is another service that has moved online. Stand-up comedians, musicians or just a fun emcee – get somebody to perform at your virtual party and leave your guests craving for more!
Food & Beverage
What’s a wedding celebration without food? The guests attending your wedding in person are sure to enjoy a good meal at your wedding, but what about your virtual guests? Make their online wedding experience one step closer to the real one by sending some food & beverage direct to their doorstep. Freshly prepared hot meals, tasty desserts or Indian sweets – there are plenty to choose from. This is a great way to recreate not just the wedding sight and the sound but also the taste and the smell at a virtual wedding!
Just because guests can’t attend your wedding in person doesn’t mean that they can’t send their gift across. An online wedding gift registry makes wedding gift shopping an enjoyable experience for your loved ones. With a wishlist of the things that mean the most to you, they can simply buy or contribute to any gift, right from the comfort of their homes! Guests don’t have to break their heads over what to buy. Nor do they have to go through the hassle of sending it via courier. You, on the other hand, get exactly what you need, delivered when and where you want. That’s definitely a win-win, right?
So, there you go. Now you know how to jazz up your virtual wedding and make it more memorable and exciting for the guests who can’t travel. Well distance really doesn’t matter, does it? A virtual wedding can be just as fun as any other regular wedding, and sometimes even better. No one misses your big day, and you have the technology to make your work stress-free and hassle-free. All you have to do is just sit back and celebrate!