So Ikea are offering virtual weddings now.
Ikea stocks just about everything you need for the home, but now they’re even offering virtual weddings.
Through their new “Wedding Online” service, users can select from a range of beautiful locations, decorated to the max with IKEA products tapping new trends. They can then connect to Facebook, and live-stream in their friends and family to the virtual wedding, recording the memories for the future.
Wedding Online was created by Swedish agency, Åkestam Holst. “Who does not like a wedding?! Celebration, joy, love... but it can also cause a lot of anxiety in the form of that party gets carried away with the bill,” says the agency.
“So we tried to make it easier to invite people from all over the world, at the cost a dime.”
“Anyone can marry completely free. The wedding takes place in beautiful surroundings; on a beach, on a boat, in a forest, on a roof, on a field... well, go in and simply look! The service is especially handy for all of us who have friends or relatives abroad who may not be able to fly to a wedding.”
Couples can use their laptop’s webcam to be pasted into a ceremony attended by virtual cut-outs of their friends. It does the same to paste in the image of the bride, groom and the person officiating the ceremony.
As well as the ceremony itself, the site has locations and set-ups that allow for speeches after the wedding.
Anyone not into weddings can still find inspiration and tips with gatherings other than just weddings.
“The best sort of love is easy and effortless. And promising one another eternal devotion at a wedding should be just as simple,” says the project’s website.
“That’s why we’ve created a new type of wedding that’s neither expensive nor complicated. Invite your friends – as many as you like and wherever they may be – and celebrate together via a video link. And if you’re not walking down the aisle (yet), we’ve got some inspiration and ideas for other parties for you. But if wedding bells do start to chime, then organising a wedding is just a few clicks away for you and your partner.”
We’re not sure how legally binding these weddings are (according to The Daily Dot there are some stringent requirements:The only caveat to online weddings—and this is pretty important—is that for your marriage to be legally binding, the couple needs to be in the same room as the officiant and at least two witnesses), but it’s definitely a fun piece of work from the Stockholm agency.