Wedding News


Weddings: Online and Offline
15 March 2011

Millions of people around the world are now into massive multiplayer online games or MMOGs such as the World of Warcraft (WoW) and Ragnarok Online. As the numbers of players grew, players become romantically involved and the MMOGs developed to keep things interesting for them. Lo and behold, online weddings of players came to be!

Couples who are both into MMOGs can choose to get married both in the virtual world and the real world. Couples can invite guests (with a sense of humor and who share the couples’ passion for online games) to their "virtual wedding".

Aside from having guests, there are also wedding venues, flowers, wedding rings and even wedding packages to purchase in the game. Sony’s MMO “Everquest” introduced a wedding package purchasable with real money that includes a private wedding chapel that can fit 99 guests, magic wedding rings, virtual wedding cake and customizable flowers.

An online blog entitled “MMO Couples: a remarkable way of finding love” shares an online and offline love story that remained strong despite challenges. She dropped everything and went to live with her Night Elf Hunter.

On the other hand, couple Jef and Jin Yoon remarried in World of Warcraft through their alter egos Akma and Aquma. One of the perks of online wedding? Guests who weren’t able to witness their real life wedding got to share the couple’s happiness through online instead.

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Kasal.com thanks the following sources for this article:

Mike Smith. From vow to WoW: Getting hitched in online games. (Posted on Jan. 31, 2011) Retrieved on Feb. 3, 2011 from
http://blog.games.yahoo.com/blog/350-from-vow-to-wow-getting-hitched-in-online-games

“Gabigirl”. Mmo couples: a remarkable way of finding love. “Head-over-Heels”, a Ragnarok Online Love Story (Posted on Aug. 3, 2010) Retrieved on Feb. 3, 2011 from
http://mmocouples.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/head-over-heels-a-ragnarok-online-love-story/