TIPS ON LIVE-STREAMING YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN GOA
Updated: Sep 25
Even after COVID-19 makes a most welcome exit, there will always be a few close family and friends unable to attend your dream destination wedding in Goa. The lockdown has shown us the power of live-streaming, so no one from your guest list needs to miss out. We have a few tips on how to livestream your celebration.
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CHECK THE INTERNET CONNECTION
Check with wedding venues in Goa if they have the capacity to offer live-streaming services. A professional live-streaming service will entail video cameras, audio equipment, mixing equipment, batteries and lots of cables and wires. Most five-star wedding hotels in Goa have high-speed internet services. It’s always a good idea to actually test the connections at the venue beforehand.
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SCOPE THE SET UP
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When wedding planning in Goa, visits to various venues will be on the cards. Make sure you check out various locations on site to understand where your live-streaming equipment can be set up for the best angles without being in the middle of all your photographs.
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HAVE A BACK UP
Electronic equipment can get dysfunctional. You’ll want to consider having a back-up video recorder by way of another camera or even a phone so your virtual guests don’t miss out any moments of your destination wedding in Goa. Remember to carry extra chargers and batteries as well.
HOST ONLINE GAMES
Your virtual guests don’t have to be mute spectators to your big day. You can show you were thinking of them during your wedding planning in Goa by hosting a few online games. Some fun ones to try include virtual Wheel of Fortune, wedding trivia and bingo. These can be hosted during dinner service or during a gap between ceremonies.
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Do not post your live-stream link publicly. You must respect the privacy of the guests in attendance as well as the rights of minors who might end up on camera. You can decide to only live-stream the ceremony, followed by a montage of images from the haldi, your sangeet performance, etc, if you feel your guests may not be happy with being on camera while drinking and dancing.
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TELL YOUR VENDORS
It’s important to notify all your vendors that you plan on live-streaming your destination wedding in Goa. You wouldn’t want a cocktail stand left in front of the camera or someone to unplug equipment by mistake.
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
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You can choose to have a family member set up the equipment for you on the day, but it’s always best to get a professional on the job. Reach out to wedding videographers in Goa who will get you excellent visuals using all the right equipment. Even the best wedding photographers in Goa will be able to get great angles from a discreet location.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TECH
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Consider which live-streaming platforms you’ll use to share your destination wedding in Goa virtually. Facebook groups and rooms are free and have no time limit but can host just 50 guests. With YouTube live, you can share the link with any number of viewers for free for a maximum of eight hours. For Zoom, the free version offers 100 guests access for 40 minutes, while the paid Pro version has no restrictions on time and can host 500 guests. The free version of Google Meet allows an hour’s worth of sharing capability for 100 guests, while the paid version has no time restrictions with access for up to 250 viewers.
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