Traci and Dave Gagnon, who met online, held a ceremony staged by Virbela, a company that builds virtual environments. Their avatars – which borrowed their physical appearances and the clothes they wore at their real-life ceremony – were joined by those of friends and family.

Unlike physical weddings, those that take place online come without the limitations of physical restrictions. Guests can number the hundreds or thousands, gifts can come in the form of NFTs, and you can wear, or look like, whatever you want.

The event has sparked discussion about what possibilities the metaverse holds for the future – will we attend school fully online, go through the court process, go to the cinema?

Scrap those physical invites – even marriages are making the switch to digital, with one US couple diving headfirst into the metaverse with a fully virtual wedding. The idea of virtual weddings is nothing new. All of the RuneScape players out there have definitely attended or partaken in a wedding in the early 2000s. There…

Forget Churches, We Get Married in the Metaverse Now