Frequently Asked Questions about Live Streaming a Wedding

Gaston Garcia
Gaston Garcia
October 5, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions about Live Streaming a Wedding

Can I live stream my wedding?

Yes, you can. All you need to do is to download a private live streaming app on your phone, create an event and try how live streaming works. It’s easy, but you will need a few things: A stable internet connection, a phone or tablet, and maybe a small tripod to keep the video from bouncing around during the ceremony.

How do I live stream my wedding?

  1. Open the EventLive App.
  2. Create an Event and Unlock it.
  3. Invite guests by sharing the private link.
  4. Fully charge your phone and set it on a tripod.
  5. Make sure that you have a stable internet connection and a backup connection, just in case.
  6. Open the App 10 minutes before the event starts, and Go Live.

How to Live Stream a wedding on YouTube?

You will need 1000 subscribers to do it from your phone. You will also need to wait 24 hours for your first broadcast to be enabled and after that, you can do it almost instantly. All you need to do is open the YouTube App, go to Create, and then Go Live. This is a public live stream, which might include Ads and comments from strangers. If you want privacy, you need to make the video “unlisted”. For best results, try a private live streaming app, such as EventLive.

How to Live Stream a Wedding on Zoom?

Pay for an ongoing Pro subscription, at $14.99/mo. You will need to create an event and ask someone to manage the room for you. Invite everyone over email or private message ahead of time. Make sure to mute guests upon entry, so you don’t hear other people’s conversations as your ceremony takes place. Zoom saves up to 1GB on their servers, so your event should be recorded automatically, up to that amount. Anything over that won’t be saved.

How to live stream a wedding for free?

YouTube and Facebook Live allow you to broadcast live on their platforms. They do come with a few drawbacks. The biggest one you should know is that you cannot play copyrighted music or your video might be blocked. You can create a public event on either platform, and send a link to your friends and family. They will be able to watch your live event. If you want to provide a better experience, consider using a private live streaming platform instead.

Which companies live-stream weddings?

There are many very talented videographers offering live streaming in every big city. Depending on where you’re based, we can recommend someone who might be a great fit for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us. If you want to try live streaming your event by yourself, we recommend you to try EventLive. It will solve 90% of the job. The other 10% is asking a friend to place a phone with a tripod for you.

Can I add my live stream to my wedding website?

Yes! Most wedding websites such as The Knot, Zola, or Wedsites allow you to embed your EventLive Wedding into their website builder.

Can I live stream a wedding with my iPhone?

Yes! We actually recommend it all the time. Modern phones allow you to live stream with excellent quality, as long as you have a stable internet connection. All you need is a small tripod and a private live streaming app such as EventLive.

What is the best way to live stream a wedding?

The best way is to use the tools you already have, such as your phone or tablet. You might need a tripod with a phone mount too. Download EventLive app and create an event. Customize it to your taste and share it with your family and friends. Simply press “Go Live” ten minutes before the ceremony starts. Everyone who RSVP’d will receive a notification as soon as you start the broadcast.

Should I hire a videographer to live stream my wedding?

If you’re looking to provide a cinematic experience for your family and friends then yes, a videographer will guarantee a professional live stream. If you prefer to DIY, you can download EventLive app and live stream using your smartphone or tablet. Your family will still receive a fantastic experience without breaking the bank.

Can I live stream my ceremony and reception to the same feed?

It depends on the platform you use. When using Facebook Live or YouTube, you will need to create another event, which might cause troubles with family and friends accessing a new link to watch. Some might miss it. This can be solved by using a platform such as EventLive, which allows you to pause and resume the live stream to the same link.

What’s the best app to live stream a wedding?

I might be biased here, but I truly believe that EventLive is the best app to live stream a wedding. It is easy to use, extremely affordable, and it will help you solve most problems you will have with free alternatives.

How much does it cost to live stream a wedding?

The price of live streaming your event will depend on the method and platform you choose. You can pay as little as zero dollars, all the way up to thousands. I think the best alternative is to find a good relation between price and quality. Are the free alternatives worth it? Can you afford a professional videographer? It all comes down to what your needs are. I think a live streaming app can help you solve all these problems for as little as 50 USD.

Is live streaming a wedding worth it?

Definitely! Your family and friends will love it and you will end up with a wedding video that you can watch instantly, for years to come. Live streaming allows you to share the moment with the ones who couldn’t be there. It helps bring the whole family together.

What equipment do I need to live stream my wedding?

All you need is a smartphone or tablet, and a small tripod. If you want to drastically improve your audio quality, a small microphone will do the trick. There are affordable ones and premium options. If you decide to use a DSLR camera instead, you will need HDMI cables (or a capture card, depending on your camera model) and a Laptop connected to WiFi.

How to live stream a wedding during covid?

  1. Decide on a date and time
  2. Choose a live streaming platform for your wedding
  3. Create a virtual event, and invite your family and friends
  4. In some platforms, such as EventLive, they will be notified automatically before and when the event starts.
  5. Ask someone to place a phone on a tripod for your ceremony, or you can do it yourself if it’s an event with no guests on location
  6. If you choose a free platform, like Facebook Live or YouTube, make sure to avoid playing copyrighted music, as this may cause problems during the live stream.
  7. Watch your wedding video the next day, or edit it and upload it to social media if you prefer to make it public.

What should my virtual wedding invitation say?

You can choose from a virtual invitation or a physical one. The main benefit of going digital is that they can simply click the Event Link to RSVP and receive automatic notifications (if you use a platform like EventLive). On your wedding invite, you can include the following:

  • Who is inviting them
  • What are they invited to
  • Your names
  • Date and time, including your timezone (You don’t want people missing the right time)
  • Wedding Website
  • Event Link / RSVP Link (make it clear so people don’t have to guess)
  • Password to watch, if you set one up
  • Physical location, if desired

Can I live stream an outdoor wedding?

Yes, you can. You will need an unlimited data plan to ensure a successful virtual wedding, as well as a backup plan (another provider or a WiFi connection). If your wedding takes place on a remote location, you might want to test which internet providers work best before attempting to broadcast the event. On sunny days, make sure to place your phone on the shade to prevent overheating.

Are there private live streaming services for weddings?

Yes! When looking to improve the experience provided by free alternatives such as Facebook or YouTube, you should consider using EventLive for your wedding day. It takes minutes to set up and it is very affordable for everything you get. All you need to live stream your wedding is to download the EventLive app, create an event, and set your phone on a tripod to record.

Can I DIY my wedding live stream?

Definitely. You can DIY your wedding live stream with a phone and a small tripod. The best way to do it is to use a private live streaming app to avoid all problems related to social media platforms. If you’re new to live streaming, you should run a test to check audio, video and internet connection. You will need a stable upload speed of at least 3mbps to guarantee a successful live stream.

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Gaston Garcia
Gaston Garcia

Live Streaming enthusiast, in-house Marketer at EventLive, Wedding Photographer. Interested in all-things technology.

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