The decisions around planning your wedding can be weighted and difficult, predominantly whether to have a small or large wedding. Though your circle of friends and family to invite may stretch as far as the eye can see, a large wedding just may not be the best fit for you and your partner.
How do you honor the type of ceremony you and your sweetheart want to have without facing the wrath of friends and family? Let them experience your ceremony in virtual reality.
This may sound far-fetched and futuristic, but let us assure you, it is the present! With the advent of 360° cameras paired with the reasonable price of a Google Cardboard, you can allow access to those closest to you experience your intimate wedding, without breaking the bank.
With the emergence of cheap 360° cameras such as the Samsung Gear 360° and the Ricoh Theta, capturing the video without having to go through the hassle of stitching or using additional software is becoming more and more possible.
In Australia, there is a company called 360films whose singular focus is to capture your wedding in 360° video. In America, Simply Eloped is a company who is bringing emerging technologies like Facebook Livestream and 360° video to elopements so couples can enjoy the intimacy of their marriage, while also being able to capture the event for friends and family in an immersive way.
The wedding industry will be ultimately be disrupted by these technologies. It's very possible as technology provides access to these events in immersive ways, the age-old $20,000+ wedding becomes old-fashioned. A wedding should be about the love between two people, not about the color of the linens. Inviting those you love to be a part of the event in 360° video allows access to the bond formed between two people during a wedding ceremony like no other type of technology or experience can offer.