Virtual weddings are becoming more popular every day in New York City. Couples who have been waiting for quite a while will certainly be considering it strongly. Since the pandemic began, lots of couples have had to either cancel or postpone their New York City wedding. We all thought 2021 would get better faster due to the vaccine but things seem to be moving along more slowly. How much longer can couples in love wait to start their new life together?
If you’ve had to cancel your physical wedding already or want to have one this year, you should start looking at the possibility of a virtual one. All you have to keep in mind is that the love between you and your partner is what really matters. The wedding ceremony is just a celebration of that, and as such, it can take on any shape or form.
Planning a virtual wedding is a bit different from organizing a physical one. As an NYC Virtual Wedding Officiant, I’ve handled lots of them. So, if you’re thinking of getting started, here are a few things that you have to keep in mind.
Your location here refers to two aspects. You’ll need to decide on a physical place where you’ll host your virtual wedding. You’ll also need to choose an online platform. For the physical location, many couples are opting for their home or backyard. Some are even choosing beautiful parks that are safe and close to them. The key is to make sure you are in a place with as little external disturbance as possible.
For the online platform, you can have an NYC Zoom wedding, an Instagram, Facebook, and even a Twitter wedding. All of these offer you platforms where you can virtually stream your wedding. There are also wedding websites that do the same. Find out which works best for you and your guests.
Technology will be one of the backbones of your virtual wedding. As an NYC Virtual wedding officiant this is one of the most important things couples planning their virtual wedding must do. You have to make sure you have the right equipment and that they are functioning fine. Some of the items you’ll need include a camera stand, lights, and a filming source. Your filming source could either be your phone or a camera. You’ll also need things like microphones and even lighting, depending on your location.
Your wedding will not be official without an NYC Virtual wedding officiant. You have to get one who is on board with social distancing to coordinate your wedding. Depending on state laws, you could also have a family member ordained online for the purpose. Just be sure to remind them to sign and file the necessary documents after your wedding. If you need a professional who knows what they’re doing, you should talk to us.
The fact that it’s a virtual wedding does not mean you can’t dress up. You’ll have videos and memories of this day for the rest of your life. The least you can do is make sure that you look good in them. If you’ve been dreaming of walking down the aisle in a particular gorgeous dress, then go ahead and get it. You can make your hallway the aisle and still walk down it.
Digital invites are what would work best for your virtual wedding. That way, you can include a link to your event in the invites. However, you can still send a physical invite to family members that you know are big on tradition like that.
You’ll find many websites offering free and paid digital invite designs. A simple search online will show you most of them, and you can pick a template that works best for you. You could also hire a graphics designer to make a custom one for you.
It may be an NYC Zoom wedding, but you’ll still need things to be coordinated and go according to plan. The best way to ensure that is by practicing. Practice your wedding timeline and saying your vows with your celebrant. You should also test run all your equipment and online platforms. It’ll help you know what to do if anything goes wrong and also how to avoid that in the first place.
You’ve come this far; everything is set, and it’s time to say your “I dos.” Hosting an NYC Zoom wedding can turn out to be a fantastic experience. With the right kind of planning, you’ll pull it off successfully and be married to the love of your life in no time. Best of luck!!!