Why are couples marrying avatars and is it legal in real life?

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In September of last year, Traci and Dave Gagnon married in the metaverse after meeting virtually over seven years previously. The couple married in a country club in New Hampshire, but avatars walked down the aisle in an online ceremony hosted by Virbela, a firm that creates virtual worlds.

In some respects, the world changed that day because it opened our eyes to what’s possible, Traci told Euronews Next. The bride reported her avatars kissed at the same moment she did, and went down the aisle at the same time.

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It’s unclear how the technology will be utilized for occasions like weddings.

Since the COVID-19 epidemic, many couples have embraced technologies like Zoom to let visitors remotely attend weddings. The metaverse encounter allowed Traci and Dave to go further.

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“Tom Booth is one of my closest friends in the world. And, being older, he was worried about traveling, crowds, and all that. “And he said I couldn’t come to the wedding because I was worried about my health and my wife’s health,” Dave added.

“I informed them about the metaverse and he was devastated. And he inquired, ‘Can I still make the toast?’

As a result, they live streamed Dave’s toast into the real-life event.

“Everyone present could hear his lovely words,” Dave remarked.

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“Our avatars kissed at the same moment as we did,” Traci added. Dr. Dave Gagnon
Because they work with eXP Reality, which owns Virbela and has long embraced working in virtual reality, the pair had already encountered the metaverse.

Their employer recommended they marry in the metaverse.

They already had avatars built. “I was compared to Dolly Parton, and Dave was compared to Jeff Bezos. “Those are nice compliments,” Traci replied.

Other visitors had a great time creating their own avatars, notably the seven-year-old twin avatars who were their ring bearer and flower girl.

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“I expected people to stay for the wedding ceremony, around 20-30 minutes. “But people came to the wedding and remained to dance with their avatars,” Traci remarked.

“We had folks that remained the whole event because they liked the music and dancing, but they couldn’t eat any cake unless they had some in the fridge”.

So the Gagnons kept their metaverse ceremony modest. Other couples are more inventive.

On February 6, India’s first virtual reality wedding will take place. Janet Ramaswamy and Dinesh SP chose a Harry Potter theme.

One of the primary reasons the couple claimed they wanted the virtual celebration was so guests who couldn’t come in person could still participate. They’ve gone one step further and created a virtual avatar of the bride’s late father.

Like the Gagnons, the pair will conduct a ceremony in real life because, for now, metaverse marriage is unenforceable.

Is it ok?
“Marrying in the metaverse is not unlawful in the actual world. “They are not legally binding,” said John Cassels, a partner and co-head of the Regulatory Group at Fieldfisher.

He said that just because a metaverse marriage isn’t legally binding in the actual world doesn’t mean there won’t be legal complications.’

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Posted by Alex Vartmann
Web3 guru, and enjoys sugary liquorice.