Where should we get married, Ikea? I wouldn’t have said Ikea was even a place that I would think of getting married in, yet the Swedish retailer has seen an opportunity in the marital market.
Last week the major retailer Ikea launched a new service called Wedding Online. The new service allows couples to hold a virtual ceremony attended by their closest friends and the rest of the internet if you wish.
Ikea will then process the webcam streams and live impose them onto a location. The whole process seems a bit odd and will definitely not be as romantic as a normal wedding. You could dress up in a tuxedo or dress but as it only streams your head no one would know if you’re sat there in your jogging bottoms and tank top.
You’ll also miss out on the dad dancing at the do afterwards, the free food and drink and the eardrum splitting cheesy music that should never see the light of day.
Ikea have the system released already on their website but it’s in Swedish so may be rather difficult to work out, however after clicking a few buttons on the site you should be able to make it into the section to start a ceremony.
Ikea have posted a video onto YouTube advertising the new system
Thanks to Designtaxi for the information
Images courtesy of ikea