Tamil Nadu: India is all set to get its first Metaverse wedding as a Tamil Nadu couple has decided to host their marriage reception digitally.
We very well know that the covid-19 pandemic has been changing the way weddings are done in India and other parts of the globe.
The Tamil Nadu couple had to adjust to the ‘new normal’ and change their wedding plans all of that in 2020.
This all was done keeping in mind all the safety protocols.
Weddings in India are usually a gala affair with a multitude of guests and colorful ceremonies that go on for several days.
Now that we have been shifting to a virtual world, something happened the same way this time.
This year, one Tamil Nadu couple has embraced the advancements in virtual reality and used it as a medium to hold their wedding.
Dinesh S P and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy will tie the knot in Krishnagiri district on the first Sunday of February. However, for their reception, the duo will take their guests into a virtual venue through a logging link on their laptops.
The couple has embraced the advancements in virtual reality and used it as a medium to hold their wedding.
The function will be held in the dining room of Hogwarts castle where the couple’s avatar will greet the avatars of their loved ones who will log in from across the world, as per a report.
The bride’s late father’s avatar will preside over the wedding reception.
For the unversed, Metaverse is a virtual reality world which combines technologies of augmented reality, virtual reality and blockchain to create a space for live user interaction through digital avatars.
“I came up with the idea of having a Metaverse wedding reception, and my fiancee also liked the idea,” Dinesh was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
As Metaverse incorporates the technology of blockchain into it, Dinesh S P decided to have a reception in Metaverse.
Bride Jaganandhini Ramaswamy is equally enthusiastic for her virtual reception and said that since the duo met on Instagram, it was apt in a way to have a wedding reception on Metaverse.
The wedding reception is scheduled for February 6 in Suvalingapuram village.
Metaverse uses augmented reality(AR), virtual reality (VR), and blockchain along with concepts of social media to create rich users interaction.
In order to bring his reception plans into action, the groom approached Vignesh Selvaraj of Quatics Tech, who specializes in web and mobile app development.
Users can create their own avatars, give them names, dresses, styles, and characters. The idea is to mimic the real world and have a virtual existence.
Dinesh, a project associate at IIT Madras, also said that he has been into crypto and blockchain technology.
He also mentioned, “Since blockchain is the basic technology of Metaverse when my wedding was fixed, I thought of having a reception in Metaverse”.