Post # 1
My fiance proposed January 28, 2012 — wedding was planned for June 9, 2012….but not before several people we would like to be there had already booked a trip to Las Vegas celebrating many of them having their 40th birthdays this year.
One person in particular has been amazing helping me with things and discussing wedding plans for and although I joke about it a lot, I know that she feels really bad about not being able to go to the wedding – it was just an unfortunate crossing of planning. She is even planning and hosting a bachelorette party since most of my bridesmaids are from out of town/out of state.
So, we are talking about who to ask do our readings and I jokingly asked her (yesterday I put in a rush order for another bridesmaid dress and told her it was her last chance to be part of the wedding). Then I said she could do it by Skype…and we were all like yeah, that would work and joking about it…but…would it?
We are having a pretty standard “traditional” wedding.
I have no idea if this is a great idea or if it would be really weird and is a terrible idea!
Post # 3
BUMP – I am certain the Bees have opinions on this!
Post # 4
Would you have a chance to practice ahead of time? I would be a little worried about the technology and that something would go wrong with the sound/internet. Otherwise, I say go for it. It’s only a matter of time before this turns up in an Apple commercial.
Post # 5
I would not count on this happening at all. I know people who have everything set up right with the highest speed internet connections available to business customers, and they still have delays, disconnects, and fuzzy pictures.
I don’t have any issues with doing non-traditional things in a ceremony, but I just really doubt you can count on the technology actually working when it needs to work. It’s one thing if it’s just you talking to a friend and you’re happy to wait for Skype to reconnect. It’s a very different thing when 50 people who may not know the person are wondering why you have to run over and fiddle with the mouse to get a reading they may not even be able to hear or understand.
Post # 6
Could she make a video or voice recording to send to you instead?
Post # 7
My honorary brides made lives out of country, and while I would LOVE for her to be there, I know it’s not very logical. So I want to set up a webcam, so that she can still watch it. My entire family is technology oriented, so I figure they can get it to stream successfully. Especially with technology get better and better, I honestly don’t see why it would be an issue to put it online, (maybe on a password protected website?) so that those who cannot make it for any reason can still be there in a sense.
Check with your location, ask them about internet, maybe they have a port you can directly plug into, to avoid lag. Besides, I am sure they won’t mind having to wait a little, if it starts streaming early. 🙂