With 2020 being … well, 2020, people across the globe have been researching COVID-friendly proposal ideas...
In years past, proposals were all about having a crowd to witness it. Or at least having a party afterward with friends and family to celebrate.
But those days of not having to worry about popping the question in a well-populated area with a crowd to watch it happen have been put on the back burner.
So how do you propose during a pandemic while still sharing the special moment? We’ve got the answer: Put a stream on it!
Livestreaming your engagement gives your friends and family the chance to celebrate with you as you put a spotlight on your significant other during one of the most exciting moments in your relationship.
To help you plan for your big moment, we’re sharing all the tips and tricks on how to livestream your marriage proposal!
Use a Platform Devoted to Weddings and Proposals to Livestream Your Engagement!
Zoom, Facebook Live, and even going live on YouTube all have their place in today’s age of technology. If you’re running a business and need to have a work-from-home meeting where everyone can say their two cents, Zoom is the way to go.
Or if you’re a big-time influencer online with a large social media presence, you might want to choose Facebook Live or Youtube Live.
But if you’re sharing the magic moment when you ask your partner to marry you, the best platform you can use is one that’s designed specifically for weddings and proposals!
That’s where Lovecast App comes in! Use the Lovecast App to livestream your engagement so your friends and family can witness the most exciting part of your relationship firsthand.
With a livestreaming service like Lovecast, you won’t have to worry about moderating or muting your guests -- that’s already done for you. Why did we design it this way? So the spotlight can be directly on you and your partner, not anyone else.
It’s the perfect balance of intimacy and highlighting your significant other! You won’t have to interact with your guests on the livestream -- you just get to focus on your partner. And no worries if you want to hear what your guests had to say during the actual moment. You can always read their reactions and comments on the live-chat transcript later!
Plus, if you livestream your marriage proposal, the video of the special moment will save directly to your phone. No need to worry about hiring a professional photographer to snipe photos with a huge camera and lens from somewhere nearby!
How to Livestream Your Engagement
Are you hooked on the idea of livestreaming your marriage proposal but just not sure how to go about it? We’ve got you covered on that part, too!
While it can seem like a daunting task to properly set up for a proposal livestream, we promise it’s actually pretty simple.
Ask a Friend to Help You During Your Proposal
If you’ve got a friend who can help you out, Lovecast App has an awesome way to let them. Instead of handing over your phone, you can set your friend as a co-host. They’ll be able to handle livestreaming from the best vantage points while you focus on proposing to your partner!
You won’t have to worry about your phone locking on your friend. They’ll just be able to livestream it from their own device!
Want to use this technique for your proposal? Check out our blog post on choosing the right co-host!
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Ask Your Professional Photographer or Videographer to Help You Set Up
If you’ve already got a professional photographer or videographer to help you capture the moment, chat with them about helping you set up your equipment to livestream your marriage proposal.
While they’ll be busy during the actual proposal itself, they may be able to help you set up beforehand.
And that’s one of the beauties of Lovecast App -- you can pretty much set it and forget it! It’ll do all of the work for you. We make it as easy as possible so you can focus on what really matters.
Set Up a Tripod Nearby
Don’t have a friend or a professional to handle the livestreaming for you? No worries! If you’re planning on setting up everything yourself for your proposal, go ahead and include setting up your phone with a tripod to get the moment on Lovecast, too.
And, if you have your camera all ready to go with a tripod, you won’t have to worry about having a shaky video! Your friends and family watching will definitely thank you for that.
Want to get the best possible livestream video possible? Check out our ultimate guide for livestream equipment.
Related Reading -- The Ultimate Wedding Livestream Equipment Guide for 2021
Scope Out the Engagement Location Beforehand
Just to make sure everything goes according to plan, it’s best if you scope out your ideal location beforehand. You know, to make sure it really is ideal.
Go around the same time of day you would when you actually do propose to make sure the lighting works.
Check the area out with your friend (if you’re using that technique) to see where they will stand during the proposal.
Or if you’re using the tripod method, make sure you can find a great place for it to stand that won’t make your partner suspicious.
Let Your Friends and Family Know Ahead of Time
Be sure to chat with your friends and family before you plan to propose so that everyone is aware of the schedule.
While we pride ourselves on making our app so easy to use, you do need to send out the link to your Lovecast website to your friends and family before the livestream actually takes place. No need for them to even download the app! All they have to do is click the link to go to your Lovecast website and the video will be right there!
Let your friends and family know RSVP, too, so they’ll be notified for when you’re planning on starting your stream!
And if they’re wanting to really do it up big, they can watch the livestream of your engagement right on their TV. Check out our blog post on how to set that up!
Related Reading -- How to Watch Wedding Livestream on TV
Don’t let the craziness of 2020 get in the way of one of the biggest moments of your life! While proposals in crowded places may not be the most ideal, you can still have an incredibly memorable engagement moment with your partner, your friends, and your family.
Using a livestreaming app like Lovecast App will give you the opportunity to share your big moment with your closest friends and family while still having privacy and intimacy.
Ready to get started? Set up your Lovecast account here so you can livestream your engagement!