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How to Plan a Zoom Wedding

At The Ultimate Bridal, we know extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Despite stressful and unprecedented circumstances, we’ve seen brides who have turned to creativity and innovation to move forward with their wedding dreams in the face of global uncertainty. 

If you’re a bride-to-be who wants to push forward with a wedding, you might want to consider hopping on the Zoom wedding trend! This movement is perfect for keeping all your guests safe, and ensuring people can follow CDC safety measures while allowing all of your friends and loved ones to participate on your special day.

Coordinating the Stream

The first step – find the perfect platform. I know we’re talking about Zoom specifically here, but feel free to use whichever one you’re most comfortable with. If you’re planning a super intimate digital ceremony, facetime works just as well! But what makes Zoom a great option is its accessibility, ease of use, and that it is available on many different devices including phones and tablets. Bonus – Zoom allows you to invite up to 1,000 guests. That means everyone you love can attend, no matter where in the world they are!

It might be a good idea to consider enlisting someone in your socially distant circle to work as an impromptu iPhone cameraman. It will take a lot of stress off your shoulders if there is one specific tech-savvy person to navigate the lifestream situation and ensure things are going smoothly. Many IT companies are also offering special services specifically for live-streamed weddings, so look around to see what options local companies might offer. Don’t forget to check your audio connection as well before the ceremony to make sure that there aren’t any funky echoes happening in the background.  

The most important thing – make sure to triple check your wifi connection is secure and reliable. You won’t want to have any glitches or buffering while you’re walking down the aisle! If you’re having trouble with spotty Wifi, considering connecting to a hotspot for a stronger connection.

Get Creative 

While our current situation is definitely far from ideal, a Zoom wedding allows for new ways to flex your creativity! You can still coordinate speeches and toasts into your Zoom Wedding, or ask your musical friends if they’d like to Livestream a special performance. Zoom’s breakout feature will also allow guests to mingle in small groups, similar to how it would be at the reception tables! Feel free to create and share a special playlist for your wedding day so that all your guests can dance along with you. You can also make fun and personalized digital invitations, and ask everyone to dress up for the occasion, at least from the waist up!

Make it Uniquely You

With many large venues still facing temporary closures, it might be best to consider having your wedding at an intimate venue, or even at your own house! Make sure to choose a space that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and cozy. 

If opting for an at-home Zoom wedding, why not turn your backyard into a small scale fairy tale with twinkling lights and gorgeous flower arrangements? Or, pick your favorite room and set up an intricate background. You can even have a wedding on your balcony if there’s room! The possibilities are truly endless.

When considering your space for a Zoom wedding, pay close attention to how it is framed in your phone, as this is how most of your guests are going to be viewing the ceremony! Be extra careful to clean your space spotless if you’re hosting your wedding in your house. 

With the cost of a venue out of the way, you might even consider splurging a little more on floral arrangements or even making an update to some of your key furniture pieces. Pinterest has great ideas for home and micro weddings, so don’t be afraid to make a mood board for all your inspiration! 

The Good News

Even if you’re opting for an at-home or Zoom wedding, you don’t have to compromise on your dream wedding dress! Feel free to browse online or book an appointment in-store for amazing bridal designs from all the best bridal designers at The Ultimate Bridal to find the wedding dress of your dreams. What are you waiting for? Make an appointment today!

 

 

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