Give goals with a Metaverse wedding.

A world so advanced in technology demands a universe of reality in itself. In layman’s language, a metaverse is a virtual platform where people can engage in real-world experiences. 

You can have your own avatar, designed in the manner you prefer, play games and interact with people on a metaverse. 

Simply, it’s like real life playing out in a virtual world. The term might be new to you but it has been coined, described and explored in fiction and in practice about thirty years ago. 

After Facebook announced its rebrand to Meta in October 2021, the term spiked 25x in popularity.

What is Metaverse?

The metaverse is formed by combining the words meta, which means beyond, and verse, which means universe. It's a virtual world where people can interact with each other as avatars. Because it is more of a technological concept than a product, it is device-independent and not held by a single vendor. Consider it a more advanced version of the Internet, where instead of merely looking at it, people live in it, but not literally. Lands, buildings, avatars, and other tangible entities can be bought and sold in the metaverse, which is a shared virtual world where cryptocurrency is frequently used.

Gartner expects that by 2026, 25% of people will spend at least one hour a day in the metaverse for work, shopping, education, social media and/or entertainment.

The two important aspects of Metaverse are:

1) Virtual Economy: An economy which exists in a virtual world where users can create, buy or sell virtual goods using cryptocurrency.

2) NFT: Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are exclusive blockchain-based digital assets like digital art or music and often consist of tokenized physical assets like houses or cars.

Guess what? People are also tying the knot in this virtual utopia. 

Recently, In India a couple from Tamil Nadu held their wedding reception in a metaverse designed by the groom, Dinesh Sivakumar Padmavathi. Covid restrictions on weddings led Dinesh, a tech-savvy and a lover of blockchain, to come up with this new idea of a wedding ceremony, inviting one and many to their new and grand celebration. The couple, big Potterheads, themed their metaverse wedding as Hogwarts. They are not just the first couple in India but also in Asia to tread into the territory of celebrating a marriage in virtual reality.

Likewise, Abhijeet and Sansratii, a couple from Bhopal got married on a metaverse, with a beachside as their venue. 

The post-covid era is not just about one’s dependence on technology and the internet but also reaping the benefits of the same. A metaverse wedding has recently gained popularity because of restrictions in public places. People from anywhere on earth can be a part of this metaverse alongside others. Thus, this virtual wedding can be seen as a celebratory replacement for the actual ceremony.

You can reach out and contact companies that are venturing into the idea of building a metaverse and get your own virtual platform designed according to your likes. 

Let’s take a quick look at the advantages of a metaverse wedding!

  1. A metaverse is a dream you always wished for. You can create, customize and personalize your own metaverse.
  2. Ample space! You don’t have to worry about the accommodation of all your guests.
  3. You can present, share and chat and involve people digitally. 
  4. You can give and receive NFTs on this platform. This holds real world value.

A metaverse cannot compensate for a real-life experience but can surely be seen as a cost-effective alternative. Also, the fun and the celebration is all real but the marriage cannot be legalized on a metaverse platform.

Well, you and your partner will have to sign official documents for the marriage to be legal.