How to Plan

Virtual Wedding


Wedding plans changing because of the pandemic? Have a virtual wedding! This post outlines everything you need to know to plan a live stream wedding!

The “new normal” still isn’t quite normal, and we have no idea how long this could last. While of course, we would love for all of our nearest and dearest to be in attendance, right now that is a near-impossibility. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have an incredible wedding day, complete with speeches, photos, vows, and being able to see everyone’s reactions. It’ll just look a little more … virtual.  Let’s dive in!

“new normal”

Zooming in Video conference software Zoom offers free and paid subscriptions. For $14.99 per month, you can host 100 attendees and can “meet” for up to 24 hours. That’s more than enough time for a ceremony and reception!

Choose Your Platform

Going Live! With Facebook Another (FREE) option is to utilize Facebook Live for your ceremony. Invite your guests to a private group, and create a private event for them to RSVP to. At the designated time, your guests can hop on to watch you say your “I do”s!

Choose Your Platform

Technology is going to be your best friend during these days of social distancing, especially when it comes to planning a virtual wedding. We share the resources that will help you execute everything as simply as possible. You’ll learn how to include your loved ones from near and far.

LoveStream by Bustld LoveStream is a virtual wedding service by Bustld. Now, couples everywhere can plan a wedding everyone can attend, no matter the circumstances! The platform brings you high-quality, high-definition worldwide streaming that is as beautiful as the wedding you’ve planned.

Choose Your Platform

At a minimum, you need a laptop, tablet or phone with a camera. If using a phone or tablet, you may also want to get a tripod to mount your device for steady, even viewing. Take your tech for a test run on whichever platform you intend to use so you can ensure quality will be up to par.

Organize the Necessary Tech Gear

While you may have had to nix your venue, rentals and catering, a few vendors may still come into play. A photographer, for one, is a vendor you may still want to keep in the fold. Your cake is another piece that doesn’t need to fall by the wayside, though you may want to downsize it. Finally, your officiant can either join the two of you in-person (at a distance) or they can lead the ceremony online*! Just make sure to get that marriage license signed and mailed in!

Coordinate with Any Vendors

Virtual Wedding Checklist – Choose your Tech – Make sure all devices are charged – Check Wifi or Cellular Connection – Ensure all your settings are correct – Enlist help with your setup