In early February, the first wedding took place in the Decentraland metaverse. The event hosted a representative of the court, witnesses, and about 2,000 guests.
In real life, Ryan and Candice Hurley from Phoenix, Arizona have been married for 14 years. They hired Rose Law Group to register their marriage in the metaverse. According to its president, Jordan Rose, experts have developed “a whole legal concept” behind the life event.
The bride and groom signed a “virtual premarital agreement” that documents their identities and digital assets. The marriage certificate was issued in the form of an NFT.
“At this point in the metaverse, there is no legal basis for marriage, so the question of whether it will be legally valid depends more on the contract,” Rose said.
According to the publication, the ceremony was not without technical problems. For some guests, the bride appeared in a dress, for others – in a sweatshirt, and some of the guests did not see her at all.
Previously, an Indian couple announced plans to have their wedding in the metaverse as a solution to restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.
In September 2021, a Reddit user spoke about a called-off engagement – the bride did not appreciate the NFT gift that was presented to her instead of the anticipated engagement ring.