As Covid-19 keeps spreading around the world and more and more restrictions are introduced by governments every day, people are forced to come up with new ways of getting together to share special moments with their loved ones. And metaverse is the solution.
One such recent case is of a couple from India, that decided to make the most out of what they have and go full-on NFT and metaverse. Whether what they did should be applauded or rejected as an idea, is for our readers to decide. But this instance definitely deserves to be part of the NFTandGameFi space, so let’s get to it.
NFT art enthusiast goes into the Metaverse
Over the last 3 years, offline meetings were replaced by Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and other services offering conference calls. These calls have seen many Christmas and birthday celebrations along with casual business meetings, parties, exams and classes.
Recently, the Indian government has decided to limit the number of people who can be present at weddings to 100. This was clearly not acceptable for Dinesh Sivakumar Padmavathi and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy from Tamil Nadu as they started to look for an alternative venue to celebrate.
The 24-year-old groom is a crypto and NFT enthusiast, so the Metaverse seemed just the right fit for the young couple, and besides, it allowed them to invite to the virtual wedding even those, who wouldn’t be able to make it to the offline ceremony. Dinesh says that the metaverse wedding will host 2000 guests. The official ceremony will also take place in a village that is approximately 200km away from Chennai. The closest friends and relatives will be there, and after the official ceremony, they will move to the virtual part of the celebration, where the rest of the guests will join.
How much does a Metaverse Wedding cost?
Dinesh and Janaganandhini mentioned that they are fans of Harry Potter, so the virtual wedding will be in Harry Potter style. All guests will be able to create their avatars and select clothes when they connect. The groom created the castle similar to Hogwarts and all guests were able to join for one hour to walk around the virtual castle and listen to the speech of a just married couple.
The metaverse was made by the groom together with the Indian platform TardiVerse, and the cost to design, develop and hold a virtual wedding 150,000 Indian rupees or $2000.
The interesting thing is that the Metaverse wedding also made it possible for the father of the fiancee to join the virtual celebration. Padmavathi says that her father passed away last year, but the couple still created an avatar of him and he will give their blessings for the couple. Such things can only happen in the metaverse, right?
The metaverse afterparty
This wedding is not the first one taking place in the metaverse. However, the couple says that it’s the first virtual ceremony in their country and they believe that it’s a great step towards the wider metaverse adoption. At the end of the day, we see the hype wave picking up the NFT stocks, whilst clothing brands continue to release virtual gear, so why not expand further into the virtual space and start making full use of it?
Whether you are on the fence regarding the recent metaverse popularity or an avid believer in the technology, there is no denying that metaverses come with benefits. One apparent advantage is that it became a great way to save on inviting 2000 people to a restaurant, whilst also letting the couple to be surrounded, virtually, by the people they love. Therefore, they are definitely set to find their crowds and we will be following these developments as if we live in a Hubble space telescope. Bye for now, metaversians!