- On February 6, the Tamil Nadu pair will conduct their wedding reception on Metaverse.
- An avatar of the bride’s late father will preside over the virtual wedding.
The idea for the virtual reality wedding came from the groom, who is a project associate at IIT Madras. It happened in 2020, 2021, and now it’s happening again: the covid-19 pandemic is transforming the way people get married in India and around the world.
In India, weddings are traditionally a grand affair with a large number of guests and colourful ceremonies that last several days.
The Covid-19, however, changed everything in 2020, forcing couples to adjust to the “new normal” and change their wedding preparations in order to comply with all safety standards.
Many people have finished their wedding ceremonies using video calls in the previous two years because ceremonies with gatherings were prohibited or guests were unable to travel due to lockdowns.
This year, one couple took advantage of virtual reality breakthroughs by holding their wedding in it. Dinesh SP and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy, a Tamil Nadu couple, will tie the knot on February 1, 2022.
Later that evening, they will have their reception. Unlike traditional receptions, where the bride and groom dress up and come in a decorated automobile, the couple will sit in front of their laptops and access a link that will transport them to a virtual location.
Their virtual environment is similar to the dining room of Hogwarts Castle, where their avatars will arrive and greet their friends and family who will log in from different locations.
An avatar of the bride’s late father will preside over the virtual wedding.
The Times of India quoted Dinesh as stating, “I came up with the notion of having a Metaverse wedding reception, and my fiancee liked the idea as well.”
Janaganandhini was ecstatic about the concept because she had just met Dinesh on Instagram and it was an excellent method to secure the safety of loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The wedding event will take place in Suvalingapuram village on February 6. Metaverse creates rich user engagement by combining augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), blockchain, and social media principles.
“When my wedding was set, I thought about holding a reception in Metaverse because blockchain is the underlying technology of Metaverse,” he stated.
Users can customise their avatars by giving them names, outfits, styles, and personalities. The goal is to create a virtual environment that looks and feels like the real one. Dinesh, an IIT Madras project associate, said he had been interested in crypto and blockchain technology.
Last year, a couple from the United States married in the metaverse for the first time. However, it took place at the same time as their actual wedding.