Don't miss out: be a virtual bridesmaid via webcam #Ceremony Advice#bridesmaids#skype#steal-this-idea#webcam#wedding party August 17 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo by Arizona Sphinxx Photography One of Ashley's bridesmaids couldn't make it to the wedding due to health issues, so she was virtually walked down the aisle via Skype! There is no reason in this wild technological age that webcams can't bring us all together. Here's what Ashley said: We decided to not let distance stand in the way, and set up a wireless router so that she could be with us via Skype. We had one of the groomsmen carry a laptop with my bridesmaid down the aisle and put her on a small stand with the other attendants. Best.solution.ever. Naturally, you can use this trick for wedding guests too, like Scott's mom and stepdad "sitting" in the front row: Photo by Jonas Seaman Check out the rest of Ashley & Alexander's fun and games geeksplosion wedding and Susanne & Scott's elegant rock 'n' roll taco truck wedding. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Now is the time to buy your wedding boots NEXT Beth & Matt's interfaith garden wedding in the trees Toggle comments [ 8 ] YES!!!!! I suggested this to my FH since his best man can not make it. We are still working on some kinks but YAY!!! Love it! 1 agrees Reply We are setting up a video stream or Skype dealio for out of town guests that still want to be "present" but can't make it out. AWESOME. 16 days to go! 1 agrees Reply We're doing a Google Hangout because we don't expect more participants than the limit is, and everyone and their mother has a Gmail account already. 0 agree Reply We did this with my sister. She's a doctor in her first year of residency so making it out for our small pre-wedding marriage wasn't possible. She'd just finished working her 5th night shift in a row and her loopy chatter and whooping was a highlight for me. My friend even held the iPad over her face so my sister could be with us in family photos. It was hilarious! (and just what the doctor ordered to add some levity to the day :D) 2 agree Reply That idea for pictures is brilliant! 0 agree Reply We are doing this for my sister. I am getting married September 8th and she is 8 months pregnant. So we are setting up an Ipad at the alter so she can see us walk down the aisle and also see the ceremony. I am excited others are thinking this way too! 1 agrees Reply Same date here! The MIL is ill and will be iPadding in. 0 agree Reply Congrats! It will be a fabulous day for all! I wish you a wonderful ceremony and a spectacular day! Hopefully everyone who is doing this Ipad/ gmail will have a successful go at it! 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.