A couple in India is hosting their wedding reception in the digital world called metaverse
A couple from Tamil Nadu, a state in India, is all set to host their wedding reception in Metaverse. Dinesh S P and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy will get married on the first Sunday on February in Tamil Nadu’s Sivalingapuram village – but their reception will be hosted digitally. The couple spends the first moments of their marriage before entering virtual reality for their reception. The venue is Hogwarts-themed and friends and family members attend despite coming from across the world.
I came up with the idea of having a Metaverse wedding reception, and my fiancee also liked the idea,” Dinesh, who is a project associate at IIT Madras, told TOI. I’ve been into blockchain/crypto and have been mining ethereum (a type of cryptocurrency) for over a year now. Since Metaverse uses blockchain technology as well, when I was getting married I thought it would be cool to do the reception in Metavese. It would give people a chance to see what this technology is all about.
Metaverse is a new world created by combining AR, the blockchain and VR that lets users create their own avatar and live with others in a virtual reality.
Dinesh has recently shared on Twitter a short video of what his upcoming wedding reception would look like. He referred to it as “India’s first Metaverse wedding.”c
I feel so proud and blessed that I have seen and taken advantage of many great opportunities in this world before millions of people have seen them, Beginning of something big! India’s first #metaverse marriage in Polygon blockchain collaborated with TardiVerse Metaverse startup. pic.twitter.com/jTivLSwjV4
— Dinesh Kshatriyan 💜 (@kshatriyan2811) January 11, 2022
Dinesh’s fiancee, Janaganandhini, was “thrilled” with the idea of a virtual reception. Janaganandhini said: “It’s apt in a way as we met on Instagram and will be having our wedding reception on Meta.”
The Harry Potter themed wedding reception Dinesh and Janaganandhini are organising will be a dream come true for all Potterheads. The bride and groom will be dressed as avatars, while guests will be given login details to their own avatar account. Guests will be able to socialize during the reception.
Dinesh got in touch with Vignesh Selvaraj of TardiVerse, a platform that offers a new generation of mixed reality based virtual worlds through the use of blockchain technology.
Guests at a virtual reception not only will be able to interact with the bride and groom, but they also have the option of giving them gifts. “We are accepting marriage gifts via Metaverse,” said Dinesh. “Guests can transfer gift vouchers, or Google Pay, and we will deliver them through avatar representation.”