We get married in October this year and my fiancé's brother lives in Australia with his wife and child. Due to the cost of flights etc they understandably aren't able to make it. We Skype on a regular basis with these family members so thought it may be a nice idea to have a Skype call during the ceremony or the speeches to make them feel more involved - all we'd need is our laptop set up somewhere in the room. We are having a videographer there on the day anyway so they'll be able to see it one day but I was just wondering if anyone else did a Skype call during their wedding at some point to involve loved ones who can't attend? If so, how did you find it? Was it worth it? How did you go about doing it?
Lisa Lily-Lou Cruttenden - I got married in Mallorca and some family members couldn't travel and some were pregnant and unable to fly..I live streamed the whole thing on Facebook, as long as the wifi/ internet signal is good where you're getting married I'd definitely recommend it! So many people watched our wedding xx
Natalie Victoria Mellowship - I'm so glad that someone has asked this question! I live in Australia and am getting married back home in England. My fiancé has some family members that can't make the wedding and we also have some friends that can't either. We've thought about setting something up like this too so thank you for the ideas!
Suzanne Barton - I did it to Skype my sister in Australia. She was my maid of honour and the iPad was at the front so she could watch the ceremony and everyone could see her. She was referred to in the ceremony and we had a few quiet moments after. It was amazing. Good luck and enjoy your day
Emma Gallon - I got married in Mexico and I had one of my guests Skype with our iPad back home to our grandparents. They loved being able to see the ceremony live and felt included even though they were thousands of miles away. X
Lyn McCormick - Apparently this is the best way to do it but haven't tried it myself. Would also be interested in the comments on this? Google Hangouts on Air and YouTube Live: http://offbeatbride.com/live-steaming-your-wedding/
Carol Ann Fegan - We Skyped my husbands family who live in New Zealand, one of our ushers had the I phone and they saw everything even had a little chat after ceremony, also skyped for the speeches. It worked really well.
Chloë Aird - My cousin did this as her husbands family are from the USA and we live in the U.K. It worked wonderfully and made it even more special :) had a laptop in the ceremony and the speeches so they were involved for the whole day :)
Michelle Teng - My friend Skyped our school friend who lives in USA for my ceremony last week. It worked great (apart from the iPad blowing off the wall it was positioned on in the wind ?) definitely worth doing
Josephine Bear - I was at a wedding where this was done with an iPad. It's much easier with a tablet as you can move it around easier than a laptop - just give the tablet to somebody who can point it in the right direction at the right time.
You'll need to ask the permission of the Registrar as they may have rules and regs in relation to it.
Hannah Wynne - We Skyped from the U.K. To Italy in a little village worked well with good internet connection xx
Gemma-louise Flood - I Skyped my sister during my brothers ceremony and just used my phoned. X
Victoria Louise Guthrie - I'm planning to Skype my bed ridden nan in Scotland