June 21, 2024

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Tech Tips for Capturing Wedding Memories

Your wedding day goes by in a flash. Before you know it, you’re caught up in the whirlwind of getting ready, saying your vows, and celebrating with loved ones. It’s easy to forget to capture all those special moments along the way. Fortunately, there are plenty of tech tools that can help you preserve your wedding memories for a lifetime. 

Live Stream Your Wedding with EventLive

One of the best ways to make sure you don’t miss a single moment is to live stream your wedding with the EventLive app. This allows your guests who couldn’t attend in person to still be part of the celebration. It also gives you a way to go back and rewatch your ceremony, reception, and all the in-between moments you may have missed.

EventLive makes it easy to set up a live stream even if you’re not tech-savvy. You can live stream on a budget with your own smartphone or equipment that you already have. The app is very easy to use and you get a recorded video and beautifully designed wedding guestbook as a keepsake after your special day.

Capture Guest Perspectives with Disposable Cameras

Disposable cameras on guest tables are a fun way to see your wedding from your loved ones’ points of view. Make sure to provide some guidance on the cameras so guests understand how they work. You’ll end up with candid, often hilarious shots of your family and friends letting loose on the dance floor, mingling during cocktail hour, and more. Just be prepared for some not-so-flattering angles here and there!

Hire a Photobooth for Candid Shots 

Photobooths continue to be a wedding staple because they encourage candids and capture the silly side of your guests. Let your photo booth props reflect your personalities – funny hats, quirky signs, customized backdrops. Position the booth in a high-traffic area so it gets plenty of visitors. Your photobooth pictures will run the full range from goofy to glamorous.

Get an Aerial View with a Drone

Don’t forget to get a bird’s eye view of your big day! Hire a videographer with a drone to capture aerial footage of your venue, ceremony setup, and more. The sweeping views add an epic, cinematic feel to your wedding video. Just be sure you follow regulations for flying drones in your area.

Leverage Smartphone Video

Don’t underestimate your smartphone’s video capabilities! Capture mini video testimonials from guests and the wedding party by passing your phone around. Use time-lapse or hyperlapse to condense longer moments like your reception setup and cleanup. And take advantage of video by recording messages for each other before the ceremony.

Go Pro for Key Moments

Consider splurging on a GoPro camera to capture your ceremony and other key moments up close. The compact size makes it easy to position anywhere without obstructing guest views. And you can get creative with angles – attach it to the gazebo arrangement with the included mount for a unique viewpoint. Just be sure to assign someone to monitor and reposition the GoPro at important points.

Utilize Social Media

Get your guests involved in curating wedding photos by creating a custom hashtag. Ask them to post their snaps to platforms like Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat using your hashtag. This crowdsources diverse perspectives. Just remember to take some device-free moments to be present. You can always scroll through the hashtag feed later for a replay of your big day.

Back Up Your Memories

With so many digital memories, it’s crucial to have a backup plan. Save everything to the cloud using Google Photos or a storage service like Dropbox. Transfer any video footage from your devices. And once you’ve compiled photos and videos, use a service like Zno or Shutterfly to create custom photo books, canvas prints, and photo albums. Just don’t rely solely on your phone or camera storage.

Your wedding day truly flies by in the blink of an eye. While you’ll certainly remember the major moments, it’s the candid little details that tend to slip away in memory. By leveraging tech tools and apps, you can capture a vivid record of your big day. Relive all the special moments and share the hilarious behind-the-scenes images for years to come. So embrace the technology and get ready to capture your wedding memories in a whole new way!