From Daily What:
Planning a wedding is now as simple as putting together BILLY the bookcase.
IKEA is offering a new service called “Wedding Online” which allows you to virtually tie the knot with that special someone through video chat accompanied by all of your friends worldwide.
All you have to do is choose the location/background for both the ceremony and the reception, pick a time and date, answer a few questions, fill out some legal paperwork and invite your guests via Facebook.
Some themes you can choose from include an urban ceremony on a rooftop overlooking a city, a circus, a fairytale wedding in a forest and a more traditional indoor ceremony surrounded by white pillars and curtains.
On the big day, everyone just pops open their laptop and logs into the video chat in whatever dress code you decide. Although, considering the video only shows guests’ heads (backwards on their bodies no less), it would appear that pants are always optional.
From the website:
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.
IKEA also advertises some of its merchandise when you explore the various venues using their interactive tool.
And there’s one catch. The company notes in fine print that “if you want your marriage to be legally binding, the bridal couple, the marriage officiator, and two witnesses need to be in the same room during the actual ceremony.”
So the two of you have to sit awkwardly with a priest at a table staring into individual web cams instead of each other’s actual eyes.
And while it doesn’t mention it anywhere on the site, it’s only natural that you would cater it with Swedish meatballs and Swedish Fish.