If you have friends or family overseas, you may be struggling to think of ways to include them in your wedding celebration. Sending photographs or videos from the wedding to these guests is a fine option – but perhaps you want the experience to be a bit more interactional and personal, a way to bridge those miles between you and your loved ones and welcome them into the celebration on the actual day of the event.
Now there’s a new, convenient way to allow all your guests to take part in the festivities and celebrate with you, even from abroad! This innovative and popular service, MaryMeLive, provides couples with the option of streaming their weddings live over the Internet. Live wedding webcasting gives your guests who are unable to attend your wedding a virtual front row seat to the celebration.
One couple, for example, was heartbroken when they learned that the bride’s grandmother, living in France, could not take the trip to attend the wedding in person. However, with MarryMeLive, the bride and bride’s parents could speak directly into the camera to her, feeling that she was truly part of their special day. Without live wedding webcasting, this would not have been possible.
Of course, MarryMeLive is not solely for weddings with international guest lists. While couples with family overseas is the core constituency, it has also provided webcasting services for destination weddings and “green” environmentally friendly weddings.
In fact, the founder of MarryMeLive, Stacy, created the company after her sister’s destination Hawaii wedding, to which many of her friends could unfortunately not attend. Stacy sought out webcasting as a solution to this disappointing problem, and explains, “Her friends at home had a viewing party and when she waved at the camera, they said it felt like she was waving to them!”
Farnaz Edwards decided to try MarryMeLive for her wedding this past May when family members abroad could attend, and has only good things to say about her experience. “Everyone who watched the video said it was great!” she exclaims, adding that the audio and visual quality of the streaming was excellent. Stacy even provided the couple with a DVD of their wedding with some additional photos.
Knowing that your loved ones can still feel like they are guests at your celebration truly makes all the difference in the world. If you are interested in webcasting your wedding, please reach out to MarryMeLive to inquire about webcasting your wedding. You can also ask your videographer or photographer to work with them as well. MarryMeLive covers D.C., Maryland, and Virginia weddings. Check out there work here.