Ikea offers digital nuptials

It seems that many aspects of life are crossing over to the digital realm these days down to the way we communicate, work, shop, read – the list is endless. Ikea has taken this idea one step further, offering an online virtual wedding service.

And while a digital wedding probably isn’t how most people envisioned their big day, it certainly is cheaper.

Users of the service can select from a number of beautiful locations (decorated with new IKEA trends), invite as many people as they like and reduce friend’s travel costs too.

On the big day, the user connects with friends and family through Facebook and live-video streaming, recording the ceremony to look back on in the future.

The initiative was created by Swedish agency Akestam Holst.

Ikea’s website has this to say on the initiative: “The best sort of love is easy and effortless. And promising one another eternal devotion at a wedding should be just as simple. 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.”

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