Let’s first put this into perspective, sometimes asking the right questions and budgeting a little bit more for your Live Stream will go a long way towards creating an experience for your viewers.
You’ll find that in this post-pandemic world we live in, many Wedding Videographers are now offering live streaming as an option. That’s a huge change from even just one year ago.
Free is always an option as many of us have cell phones capable of live streaming right in our pockets. But there are several reasons why using a cell phone or webcam is actually a bad idea specifically when it comes to live streaming something as important as a wedding.
Top 3 Features for a great live stream
The three most important factors when creating an awesome experience for your remote guests are:
Multiple Cameras vs One Camera. Multiple cameras create a FAR more engaging experience. See the bride come down the aisle AND the groom's reaction. Plus cutting to close-ups throughout keeps the experience intimate and allows the viewers to connect more emotionally.
Professional Audio. Having a DIRECT feed from the sound mixer or mic setup is essential in keeping your guests attention from start to finish. Your guests will stay connected as long as the audio is loud and clear!
Consistent and Reliable Internet Connectivity to eliminate buffering and keep the QUALITY consistently high. We ALWAYS recommend an ethernet connection vs. a wireless one whenever possible.
If you know what to look for and what questions to ask when looking to hire someone for live streaming your wedding, then you’ll know when you’ve found the perfect fit for your wedding and your budget.
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. There are many obstacles Wedding Videographers will inevitably face when live streaming a wedding (lighting, sound, internet to name a few) which is why sometimes it’s better to not go cheap if you care at all about your guest’s "viewing experience" and your wedding memories. The money you save by having guests attend remotely can go a long way towards creating a virtual experience that your guests will never forget.
With multi-camera packages starting at just $1000, not only do you get many years of live streaming experience, you also get a company that uses multiple high-end cameras to capture every moment using only the latest Network Bonding technology that live news companies use (ability to COMBINE multiple hotspots, plus Wi-Fi, plus Ethernet into one STRONG signal) to ensure your live stream will look and sound good no matter where your ceremony is held. Feel free to contact us for a quote.