How to Host an Event Livestream for Your Next Celebration
In just 3 steps, you can be up and running.
Livestream Your Next Celebration
Engagements, weddings, baby gender reveals, birthday parties, graduation ceremonies and religious gatherings – these are the moments in life that you love to share with your family, friends, and communities.
But it can be difficult to plan celebrations when your family and friends live so far away. You might be faced with the difficult decision to leave your long-distance loved ones out of celebrations simply because they can’t make the trip to attend.
But with an event livestream, you don’t have to worry about that. You can include them in your celebration – no traveling required!
Hosting an event livestream: What are the possibilities?
Everywhere from social media to corporate America, video is taking over. 2020 completely changed the way we view and operate gatherings. Many people are opting for smaller, more intimate celebrations with some kind of virtual component.
An event livestream is the perfect option if you want to include family and friends in your celebration without gathering everyone together in person.
Video accounts for over 60% of all internet usage, meaning it’s likely your guests are already familiar with an event livestream in some capacity. With a platform like Lovecast, celebrating virtually doesn’t just mean sitting in front of a screen watching the action. Your guests can truly be part of the celebration!
You can livestream almost any event that is meaningful to you, but here are a few ideas:
- Birthday parties
- Concerts or school events
- Bridal and baby showers
- Funerals & life celebrations
And of course, weddings are also a great event to live stream. With Lovecast, live streaming any event is simple.
Always make sure if you plan to live stream a public event, that you have permission to do so. This is a great way to be able to involve your family in celebrations where there may be limited admission, like school events.
The best way to livestream an event: choosing the right platform
At first, choosing the right platform to livestream your event might seem difficult. Here are a few qualities and features to look for:
- Easy to use
- Quality video and sound
A few of the obvious choices may not be the best ones. For example, Zoom is great for work meetings, but it’s really hard to facilitate a large group of remote guests and the video quality is not suited for special events.
Similarly, YouTube and Facebook live are used often, but these platforms are not completely private (and thus can mute your audio if you are playing any background music).
Most importantly, all of the above platforms only work well for capturing sound up close. On a phone, this means sound captured from the front camera is clearer. For your event, you will likely be filming with the back camera, to capture a wider range of activities.
Lovecast, our livestreaming service built specifically for events, is optimized for this. For example, Lovecast can capture wedding vows 5x more clearly than other platforms.
If you’re looking for an event live stream that is free and simple to set up, with a private event link and unparalleled video and sound quality, Lovecast is the platform for you. Our platform checks all of these boxes and many more. Live streaming your event has never been easier!
How to livestream events easily with Lovecast
Live streaming your event is super simple with Lovecast. In just 3 steps, you can be up and running!
- Create your event in the app.
Download the Lovecast app to get started. You can create a private event page with details about your event. Only the host needs to download the app and create an account - your guests will be able to click the event link and be taken immediately to the event livestream! We recommend spending some time exploring all of the features you can use for your event, so you can get the most out of the Lovecast platform.
- Share your link with friends and family
You can add your link to your event invitations, or simply share via text or email. This link is unique to your event, so your event livestream will only be available to those who have the special link.
- Host your event!
When you’re ready, begin your event livestream, and that’s it! Don’t forget to make use of all of the incredible features Lovecast has, including a digital guestbook and virtual tables!
How much does it cost to livestream an event?
Is Lovecast really free? Yes! Any event up to 25 minutes is absolutely free. If you need more time, you can purchase an upgrade on a per event basis.
Lovecast makes it easy to celebrate with your virtual guests in a truly inclusive way. Your event livestream will make them feel like they’re right there with you!
Other platforms can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but with Lovecast, live streaming your event is easy and affordable. Use Lovecast to begin setting up your event livestream today!
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