Imagine being able to physically ‘attend’ a wedding in the Maldives while sitting in your loft in New York on a rainy weekend. Right now it’s possible, thanks to cutting-edge 360º, immersive video that enables virtual guests to have a full panoramic view of weddings, ranging from guests at each table to the food, entertainment, and dance floor. This is just one example of how technology is stepping in to fill gaps caused by the seismic shifts that have taken over the world over the past few years.
Not all new private events technology is focused on virtual guests, of course. Many developments are simply aimed at boosting the quality and memorability of events.
Hand Tracking and AR for Virtual Ring Fittings
The wedding industry has adapted to necessary changes, with many companies making necessary digital transitions. Jewelers are taking it a step further, however, with hand tracking and augmented reality for virtual ring fittings. Many couples may be relying on online jewelry services, but bearing in mind that the wedding ring investments across the U.S. can be considerable, it is important to ‘see’ exactly how a ring will look on one’s finger before taking the plunge. Some couples, after all, spare no expense when it comes to wedding jewelry.
In states like Vermont, for instance, the average spend is over $9,000 while in Washington it is almost $7,000. This level of investment certainly merits the use of apps that track the hand and use Mobile AR SKD technology to offer buyers a more realistic and bespoke experience.
Drones and Robots
If you will be tying the knot soon, expect your reception to be populated by metallic as well as human ‘guests’. Many couples (especially those celebrating weddings in spectacular outdoor locations) are investing in drone photography to add a touch of sophistication to their wedding videos. Others are relying on robotic technology, enlisting the help of robotic bartenders to make and serve drinks and take photos that guests can share with each other and with friends and family via social media.
3D Event Design
Perfectionists who love pre-planning everything down to the tiniest detail are relying on 3D event design services to visualize the spaces and floor plans of their chosen venue. Couples can see their floor plan at eye level or obtain an aerial view of the event. They can utilize this technology to plan tables at an appropriate distance from each other and to decide where features like DJ booths, dance floors, and speech podiums will go.
Radiofrequency Tech for Social Connection
They say that one wedding leads to another and couples wishing to ‘share the love’ are utilizing radiofrequency technology to foster social connection. It’s all about wearing bracelets fitted with radiofrequency chips. Guests at big weddings who meet each other for the first time and wish to stay in touch simply click on a heart symbol that instantly messages another wearer. This way, guests can stay in touch after the party is over, without having to worry about losing a number of forgetting names.
Tech is taking over the events sector, providing both virtual and in-person solutions that raise the bar when it comes to sophistication and practicality. AR, for instance, is enabling brides and grooms to try on jewelry virtually so there are no surprises when their chosen rings arrive. Equally popular are drones and robots, 3D events design services, and radiofrequency wearables as a ‘gift’ for sociable guests.