10 Zoom Wedding Ideas & Tips for a Perfect Virtual Wedding

March 24, 2023
7 min

A wedding can both be rewarding and a stressful task to undertake.  They require a lot of attention to detail and a lot of planning. This is why more couples are opting out of traditional weddings and choosing virtual wedding ceremonies instead. Virtual weddings can be as simple or elaborate as the couple would like. People may think that they seem run of the mill and bland but here are some tips to make your virtual ceremony more memorable for you and your guests.

Make an online registry 

To try and avoid receiving two identical gravy boats, consider creating an online wedding registry.  There are many options such as Zola, Joy, or My Registry that make it more seamless to obtain the things you really need. Some sites like Zola even offer 20% off on things you wanted that weren't purchased by your guests.

If you want to be more charitable, maybe consider a fundraiser or campaign for guests to donate money to causes that are important to you, instead. 

DIY wedding decorations and flowers

If you are crafty with a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun, consider making your own decorations for the ceremony.  You can make your space as festive as you’d like and also get help from family and friends to make one of a kind pieces to showcase at your virtual wedding.  This not only makes it more personalized but it makes your loved ones feel included with the preparations which also makes it more memorable for everyone, not just the happy couple.

Make a virtual guestbook

Make a virtual guestbook where visitors may leave the happy couple notes, pictures, and videos. A virtual wedding guestbook is a great method to interact with the guests. In a digital version, guests can leave the happy couple words, pictures, and videos. Even if they are not physically present at the wedding, it offers a special method for guests to express their love and congrats.

A virtual guestbook can be created in a number of ways. Some platforms offer editable templates and styles, making it simple to make a unique guestbook that matches the couple's preferences and style.

Making a digital guestbook using a social media site is an additional choice. For instance, Facebook has a tool that enables users to design a specific event page where visitors may post comments, pictures, and videos. Couples who want to keep everything in one location may choose this option because visitors can access the virtual guestbook without having to download any extra software or apps. This is a fantastic method to keep all of the wedding-related items in one place.

Also virtual guestbooks have the advantage of being accessible from any location in the world. The happy couple can still receive messages from guests who are unable to attend the wedding owing to travel limitations or other circumstances. It’s a fun and engaging opportunity to express their love and congrats, and also  provides a lasting memento of the happy couple's special day.  A lasting reminder of the wonderful day is also provided through virtual guestbooks, which are frequently accessible for guests to peruse and contribute to long after the wedding.

Create a virtual photo booth

A fun and interactive approach to involve guests at a virtual wedding is with a virtual photo booth. In the same way that they would in a real photo booth, it enables visitors to snap pictures and selfies with amusing digital accessories and filters. As a delightful reminder of the wedding day, the images can then be stored and shared with the couple and other guests.

There are numerous ways to set up a virtual photo booth. A virtual photo booth service that offers a platform for attendees to capture and share images is one alternative. These services frequently provide a selection of backdrops, filters, and digital accessories, making it simple to design a unique photo experience that matches the couple's preferences.

Another choice is to set up a virtual photo booth using video conferencing software like Zoom. To create a distinctive photo experience, visitors can utilize the software's virtual backdrops and filters or bring their own backdrops and props.

Using a virtual photo booth during a virtual wedding is a terrific way to keep guests entertained. They offer attendees an enjoyable and engaging activity to partake in, and the resulting images serve as a treasured memento of the memorable occasion. Also, visitors who are unable to attend the wedding in person can still take part in the festivities because virtual photo booths can be accessible from anywhere in the world.

Have a virtual reception

For guests who are unable to attend in person, the ceremony and reception will be live streamed. Hold a virtual celebration where visitors can take part in contests and games like a scavenger hunt, charades,  or trivia.

A fun and inventive way to celebrate a wedding with friends who are unable to attend in person is through a virtual reception. With the use of video conferencing programs like Zoom, virtual receptions may be held, and they can be just as interesting and entertaining as an actual reception.

A virtual reception can be hosted in a variety of ways. A virtual emcee who can lead attendees through the event and maintain a lively atmosphere is one possibility. To keep attendees interested and delighted, the emcee can propose a variety of activities and games, such online trivia or a scavenger hunt.

Serve virtual refreshments

Another choice is to serve virtual refreshments during the celebration. At the reception, guests can order food and beverages from a nearby vendor and have them brought to their houses. In order for guests to prepare their own beverages and appetizers at home, the pair can also supply recipes and cocktail tutorials. Guests can make online toasts using video conferencing tools like Zoom which can make the event more memorable and sentimental. 

Have a virtual dance party

Music and dancing can also be a fun activity during virtual weddings. The couple can make a special playlist and invite visitors to dance at their house. Also, they can host a virtual dance party where attendees can display their greatest dance moves at the comfort of their homes instead of joining in on the festivities in person.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual dance parties have grown in popularity as a means to interact and have fun with friends. These gatherings can be planned by people or organizations and are frequently held via websites like Zoom. Participants can interact with one another, dance to the music, and even take part in challenges or games. To create a celebratory environment, invite your guests to dress up with costumes and decorate their homes according to a theme that the couple can choose. 

Play games at the virtual reception

Become a little competitive with games and trivia during your celebration.  Invite guests to participate in competitions and contests of charades, pictionary, or two truths and a lie, to name a few.  

This will engage your guests more at the ceremony and also keep them entertained. There is always that one cousin or uncle who is a one-upper or who can’t be beat but wouldn't you like to see him lose? 

Hire a band

With all the money you are saving in comparison to traditional weddings, maybe splurging on a live band wouldn’t be a bad idea.  The band can also have the option to join in the festivities virtually and it could add a nice touch to your celebration. Asking them to play a certain tune to your first dance would just be the icing on the cake.  

Virtual Thank-You Cards

To express your gratitude for their attendance, send virtual thank-you cards to your guests after the wedding. This is an opportunity for you to become creative. Couples can personalize each thank you card to each one of the attendees or send out a blast email to all of those who participated. You can include fun messages or pictures of the event in the thank-you card as well. 

Final Thoughts

These ideas and tips are just some of the ways you can make your wedding ceremony more unique and fun for you and all your guests.  Virtual weddings have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, especially because of COVID. Due to restrictions and lockdowns, couples were not able to plan traditional weddings as easily. Today, with its affordability and convenience, couples are finding that virtual weddings may seem a little unconventional but with some ingenuity and creativity, it can be just as memorable as a traditional wedding, and with these ideas listed above, maybe even more. 

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