Post # 1
We’re not even engaged yet (go figure) but my SO and I have already decided that we want to have a small destination wedding. It would include ourselves, our parents, siblings, and grandparents for a total of 15 people.
The problem is, I actually have a very large family of about 50 and my SO has some very close personal friends whom we would like to be able to see our wedding but know it would be out of our price range to have them all there.
What we would really like to do is stream the ceremony over the internet. But, if we do this, how should we handle it? Do we send out invitations or possibly announcements? If not, how do we let them know that we cannot have them there, but would like to invite them to watch if they’d like? And, do we dare ask for gifts? Our registry would be for the honeymoon.
I’m not sure how to go about this.
Post # 3
@awndrayuhh: I am having a Destination Wedding in Hawaii. Looking to have 25-35 people, mostly family. I am inviting 71 people but already know that at least half are definitely not coming. We think we will have a get-together/reception later when we get back home and get a DVD of some of the best photos and a highlight reel of the video ceremony so they can share in our happiness.
Post # 4
It can be very hard to set up a live streaming event across the internet. You have to take into account time differences (if going o/s). I would just upload it privately to facebook or youtube and then send out the link on a wedding announcement. It might also come off as rude to some people. It might make them feel second class or not good enough.
I am confused by your gift question. Are you wanting to send registry/gift information to those you are not inviting to the wedding? If so that is considered rude in most places and might offend people (they will think I am not good enough to come to your actual wedding but you want a gift out of me?).
Post # 5
I would do what Stargaze is going to do. Just have a good videographer and show people the video when you get back. Maybe have a small reception for the people who aren’t invited to the Destination Wedding.
Post # 6
I would, but everyone is spread out across the country. So, doing something in person doesn’t really pan out.
Post # 7
If you get married at a resort that specializes in weddings they may have online streaming for an additional fee after videography.
Post # 8
Yeah I know a lot of locations actually have videography services that include live streaming packages as well. You can inquire about that when you are ready to book your wedding/choose destination