The rise of the metaverse has led to many couples choosing to have virtual ceremonies rather than physical ones.
Many weddings in the metaverse take place in India. Currently, the cost is comparable to a big, fat Indian wedding.
The second advantage is that these “weddings” are communally accessible. When travel restrictions and lockdowns occurred during the pandemic, they could co-host the event just like a traditional wedding but from the comfort of home.
According to Forbes, India favours large extended families in wedding ceremonies, and metaverse is helping it in virtual life. India’s first metaverse wedding managed to create a 3D avatar of the bride’s deceased father so he could attend the wedding too.
Metaverse reality lets couples create their own aural experience and go all out with their imagination, allowing them to pick and dress their avatars, hold great performances, and choose from venues anywhere in the world.
However, experts believe it is unlikely that digital weddings will replace traditional services, especially in India. With not everyone willing to be open to the change, only some people are comfortable with the switch.
Most societies – and governments – will not accept an avatar as a real-life person. While it is not illegal, a metaverse wedding is not legally binding.
There are legal complications that come with marriage of all worlds, like if the unmarried couple splits, their virtual world marriage could be used to exercise claims on their physical assets, per Euro News.