Post # 1
Has anyone heard of having a destination wedding and inviting people via webcast? My FI and I are trying to decide if we want to do a destination wedding, but don’t want people to be disappointed that they weren’t invited ( we can’t afford to fly/board everyone to HI). His idea was to send invites for everyone to get together some place and havea big party while watching the live webcast of the ceremony. Then when we got back we could throw a reception for everyone.
Does this sound weird? Would any of you be put off by this? Please help?
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of this, but I think it would be more trouble than its worth. I wouldn’t want to worry about "technical difficulties" at my wedding. Still, if you have a lot of tech-savvy friends, this could be fun. And it’s a very unique idea!
Another idea I like would be to film your ceremony and to have a short "recap" video of it to play at a reception later.
Post # 4
We are not having a destination wedding, but we have aunts/uncles oversea that won’t be able to come to the wedding. So we have look into doing this for our ceremony, will have to talk to our venue to ensure there will be internet connection that we can use.
I have done some searches online, there are company that would provide you the kit for you to do set it up yourself (or your friends).
Post # 5
A friend did this- invited all of us to watch live online. But it didn’t work, we weren’t able to watch live. We had to wait until the venue posted the video later. It wasn’t too much later, just a few hours, but of course it wasn’t the same.
Post # 6
I considered doing something like this for the sake of elderly grandparents who couldn’t come, but I don’t think I would enjoy gathering to watch a webcast if I weren’t in the immediate family. You could just show clips from the wedding video at your reception and throw a party to celebrate with everyone else later.