If you’re planning a wedding or have ever planned one, you’ll know just how difficult it is to do it yourself, especially if you work within a limited budget. That’s why some couples are turning to live streaming their wedding, which one of the more popular streaming services, Ustream, is reporting streaming weddings have gone up 250% in just one year.
From May 2012 to May 2013, Ustream reports nearly 20,000 weddings were broadcast through its service, which is up from 7,800 from the same time period the year before. There are a number of benefits to live streaming a wedding, one of which is allowing those who are unable to travel for your big day to still be able to enjoy it, even though they’re not physically there. Another huge benefit is cutting costs of your actual wedding by inviting a small number of guests, or none at all, which will also save those who would attend your wedding money on gifts, clothes and travel expenses.
Currently the U.S. in the most popular country to host a live-stream wedding, followed by India, England, Australia and Canada, according to Ustream. Considering how the U.S. economy has been in recent years, we’re not completely surprised to hear it’s the leading country in live-streaming weddings.