Everything to Know About Hosting a Virtual Wedding

Just because we’re encouraged to stay inside and keep our distance from friends and family doesn’t mean that you have to put your nuptials on hold, you know. Sure, you might not be able to go through with the wedding that you had planned, but if you’re happy to go ahead with your wedding without all of the bells and whistles, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s super easy to host your own virtual wedding.

Check The Rules

Before you decide to cancel all of your original bookings and opt for a virtual wedding, though, it’s important to check the rules. Marriage laws vary across the country and across the globe, so it’s best to check that you can obtain your marriage license for a virtual ceremony before putting pedal to the metal. Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to go.

Create Your Guestlist

Just as you would send invitations to a physical wedding, you also need to send invitations to your virtual wedding. An email or text message should suffice when it comes to narrowing down your guestlist, and this email should outline the date and time of the virtual wedding, the location (for example, Zoom or Google Hangouts), and any passwords or meeting IDs they may need to attend.

Dress The Part

Of course, you don’t have to dress the part for your virtual wedding if you don’t want to, but we’re gonna go ahead and assume that most people will want to give their wedding dress and their tux a good run-around before it goes in the closet. You could also ask your guests to dress the part as well, to make it more of a celebration than just a cyber hangout.

While hosting your own virtual wedding rather than a physical wedding is different, that doesn’t mean that it has to lose all meaning. At the end of the day, you’ll still be married.