At Wendy’s Bridal Columbus, we know that these times are tough, and our hearts go out to all of our beautiful Ohio brides during these unprecedented times. Despite stressful and often unpredictable circumstances, we’ve seen brides who have turned to creativity and innovation to move forward with their wedding dreams in the face of global uncertainty.
If you’re a bride-to-be who wants to push forward with a wedding, you might want to consider hopping on the Zoom wedding trend! This movement is perfect for keeping all your guests safe, and ensuring people can follow CDC safety measures while allowing all of your friends and loved ones participate on your special day.
Coordinating the Stream
First step - find the perfect platform. I know we’re talking about Zoom specifically here, but feel free to use whichever one you’re most comfortable with. If you’re planning a super intimate digital ceremony, facetime works just as well! What makes Zoom a great option is its accessibility, ease of use, and that it is available on many different devices including phones and tablets. Bonus - Zoom allows you to invite up to 1,000 guests. That means everyone you love can attend, no matter where in the world they are!
Consider enlisting someone in your socially distant circle to work as an impromptu iphone camera man. It will take a lot of stress off your shoulders if there is one specific tech-savvy person to navigate the lifestream situation and ensure things are going smoothly. Many IT companies are also offering special services specifically for live streamed weddings, so look around to see what options local companies might offer. Don’t forget to check your audio connection as well before the ceremony to make sure that there aren’t any funky echoes happening in the background.
The most important thing - make sure to triple check your wifi connection is secure and reliable. You won’t want to have any glitches or buffering while you’re walking down the aisle! If you’re having troubles with spotty Wifi, considering connecting to a hotspot for a stronger connection.
While our current situation is definitely far from ideal, a Zoom wedding allows for new ways to flex your creativity! You can still coordinate speeches and toasts into your Zoom Wedding, or ask your musical friends if they’d like to livestream a special performance. Zoom’s breakout feature will also allow guests to mingle in small groups, similar to how it would be at the reception tables! Feel free to create and share a special playlist for your wedding day so that all your guests can dance along with you. You can also make fun and personalized digital invitations, and ask everyone to dress up for the occasion, at least from the waist up!
Make it Uniquely You
With many large venues still facing temporary closures, it might be best to consider having your wedding at an intimate venue, or even at your own house! Make sure to choose a space that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and cozy.
If opting for an at home Zoom wedding, why not turn your backyard into a small scale fairy tale with twinkling lights and gorgeous flower arrangements? Or, pick your favorite room and set up an intricate background. You can even have a wedding on your balcony if there’s room! The possibilities are truly endless.
When considering your space for a Zoom wedding, pay close attention to how it is framed in your phone, as this is how most of your guests are going to be viewing the ceremony! Be extra careful to clean your space spotless if you’re hosting your wedding in your house.
With the cost of a venue out of the way, you might even consider splurging a little more on floral arrangements, or even making an update to some of your key furniture pieces. Pinterest has great ideas for home and micro weddings, so don’t be afraid to make a mood board for all your inspiration!
The Good News
Even if you’re opting for an at home or Zoom wedding, you don’t have to compromise on your dream wedding dress! Why not splurge a little on the wedding dress you’ve been dreaming about? At Wendy’s Bridal Columbus, we have an incredible selection of bridal gowns from all your favorite bridal labels including Essense of Australia, All Who Wander, Maggie Sottero, and Stella York, so you’re sure to find the perfect wedding dress for your one-of-a-kind style at our beautiful bridal shop in Ohio. Whether you're searching for a luxurious lace wedding dress, a chic and simple wedding dress, or even an informal gown, Wendy’s Bridal Columbus in Ohio is sure to have the wedding dress you’ve been daydreaming about. Make an appointment today, and be sure to brush up on our COVID-19 procedures before your appointment!