Due to the safety of guests and the happy couple, many weddings are now taking place virtually and this created new things to consider when planning the big day.
To make your virtual wedding feel special, and not just like another business Zoom meeting, Dave suggests:
- Send out printed formal invitations in the mail regardless if the event is remote or in-person
- If you want your guests in specific attire, note it on the invitation
- Note the time zone the event is taking place in and where your guests live, in order to avoid someone missing the wedding
- Select the right virtual platform that best fits your wedding - David notes there are a variety of platforms beyond having your guests appear in boxes on the computer screen
- Have help on the ground with a close family member or friend who can help shoot the event
- Practice the virtual ceremony - David explains you want to make it as seamless as possible for the remotes guests, that the internet connection is working, and that the ceremony is filmed from flattering angles
- Think of the wedding as a theater performance and make sure the audience can see the event from the best perspective
- Create a schedule of events so the guests know what to expect and what part of the wedding is coming up
The wedding planner also notes that a virtual wedding should be a condensed version of an event that can last up to 6 hours. David recommends your virtual wedding should not be over 90 minutes and he feels 60 minutes is the ideal time.