Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love is in the Air - How to Host a Wedding in WoW


Love is in the air!  Yes everyone, it's that time of year again.  There are so many guides out there, I thought I'd so something a little bit different but still with a romantic slant.

I thought I'd slot this into Effraeti's Blog Azeroth Shared Topic - Love is in the Air.
Many bloggers lately have been discussing playing with IRL couples who raid together. How would this transfer to the characters they play? Why would their characters slay dragons together?
With a couple of guildies getting married, both of whom play WoW, I was thinking how cool it would be to have a wedding in WoW.  It sounds like a totally dorky RP thing, but I think that if you would like to invite your guildies to your wedding, and of course, they're all over the place, what better place to hold it than to hold it in game when everyone can be on at the same time?


So I thought about what I would do if I wanted to hold a wedding in WoW, and here is what I came up with.

1. Set the date


What you would want is a time when everyone can get online to attend your wedding.  You can do it through the raid calendar.  Because if everyone can turn up on time for a raid (well, almost everyone) then they can turn up for your wedding for an hour.  That's if you plan to invite guildies.  For other people/friends not in your guild you would probably have to send them an ingame mail (see Send out the Invitations below)

2.  Pick a venue



Chapels like Light Hope Chapel are good choices, or even in Stormwind Cathedral (bad of course if you are Horde like me).  Alternatively, a nice garden setting can work.  What you would want is a low traffic area, because you don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry questing in your wedding venue and stickybeaking at what you're doing.  Here are some nice locations I would choose:

Moonglade has some beautiful scenery, and it's full of ancient nature magic.

 You could copy Thrall and Agra and have it at their location by the Well of Eternity in Hyjal

The beaches of Vashj'ir are secluded in some spots, and are nice for a seaside wedding

You could adjourn to the Legerdemain Lounge in Dalaran, which has barmaids with booze as well as lots of tables to sit at for your guests.

3.  Send out the invitations

A copy of a letter with the venue, dress code, time is sufficient, I think.  That way they can keep it on themselves to remind when it is.  You can just send the mail out and hope that everyone makes a copy of the letter, but that's not always reliable.

4.  Assistants/Bridesmaids/Groomsmen

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen are great as assistants on your big day.  They can lay feasts, make announcements, go around handing out the drinks, and also act as the photographers and videographers on the day (though of course, everyone can act as a photographer with PrtSc).  Other things they can help with include decorating the place you want to get married with:

Beams of light (eg Elder's Moonstone)




They are also good at clearing out any annoying NPCs who might want to gate crash.

5.  Menu

Feasts are ideal wedding food.  You can lay these out on the table and everyone can help themselves.  You can put these out yourself or you can get one of your assistants to help with this.  Also providing plenty of in game alcohol or champagne - Dalaran has a nice selection of alcoholic beverages.  Also those cakes which serve multiple people are good ideas as well for the dessert/cake cutting part of the ceremony.
Aimee in Dalaran near the south Bank has 2 varieties of cake to choose from as well as a pie that can serve 5-10 people.

6.  Wedding finery

White Wedding Dress would be the obvious choice but there a whole host of beautiful dresses out there.  Tuxedos for the boys are also the obvious choice but here's a nice list of other things you could wear.


White Wedding Dress
Aurora Robe
(accessorised with Mantle of the Avatar and White Bandit Mask)
Elegant Robes
Mooncloth Robe
Green Wedding Hanbok - see below

Korean wedding dresses can be obtained from Geenia Sunshadow in Moonglade.  There are 2 rare spawn wedding dresses as well the Formal Dangui which can be purchased from her which I included above.

Tuxedo Jacket, Tuxedo pants, Tuxedo Shirt and Dress Shoes are all good choices, easily made by any mid level tailor.  Unfortunately it looks a little shabby on an undead...


Wedding rings can also be purchased or gotten from the AH (such as Gold Wedding Band, which can be found in Bag of Fishing Treasures), but there are a number of rings you could get.

A shame that Harold Winston in Dalaran doesn't sell the actual role play rings, but the shop is pretty cool for taking pictures in if you want to pretend you're shopping for rings :P

Haris Pilton has the Gold Eternium band which is a good traditional wedding ring and it is forever (it's Bind on Equip), and the Black Diamond ring is a good engagement ring, and can be passed around and also can be displayed when worn.

For those on a budget, you can get your bling from various other vendors around Azeroth.  Gappy here is in Azshara.  The Flawless Diamond Solitaire is the perfect proposal ring.  The Miniscule Diamond Ring text is amusing and more for the less serious proposal.  The Rock is also a good proposal ring, and of course is the butt of many jokes :P

7.  Celebrant

Your guild leader, raid leader, or some other suitably responsible person would be great for this role.  Just make sure you give them a list of what you want them to say and when, and it will run smoothly.  To be funny, you could get a priest to do it, wearing some kind of priestly gear.  Like this from WoWRoleplaygear.com:



8.  Photographer/Videographer

A few people acting in this role would be good.  Make sure your Videographer/s have FRAPS or some other similar video program so that you can keep a recording of your special day.  You can keep all the screenshots in a folder or get everyone to send it to you so you can make an album if you so desire.  One photographer with speech bubbles on might be great for when you're exchanging vows, or making speeches, and one photographer without it on might be great for just general screenies.  You will need a coordinator to have everyone ready with a /cheer and have them all hit enter at the same time to get a good picture.  Ventrilo is good for that.


9.  Music

Not easy to do, but if everyone is on Ventrilo, then you could designate one person to have an open mic with some nice music in the background.  Make sure they aren't talking or doing noisy keyboard typing when the mic is on.  There are also some COOL ways to make music during the game.  Sylvanas' Music Box is pretty cool, if you had a friend who completed Shadowmourne, the legendary weapon in WotLK.

Click here to listen to it and watch the WoW video.

10.  Gifts

Gifts for the bride and groom are easy.  But bonbonierre type gifts maybe a little bit harder.  Gift wrap can be bought from any general vendor to wrap presents and sent in game.  Cookies and other consumables would be good gifts - reflecting the traditional candied almonds.  Wedding presents can be anything really - mounts, pets, gear, transmog gear, even gold!

"You forgot to invite the GUESTS??"


These were just a couple of ideas!  I'm sure that people could think of other things that would be great for a WoW wedding.  Have you role played a wedding in WoW?  Let me know what you did!

20 comments:

  1. WOW that's some good planning. Just like your own wedding :) Nice job!

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  2. Omg, love this post! Wish I would have had you around when I was planning my wedding! ;)

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  3. That was wonderful! You are an incredible Azeroth Wedding Planner, probably a rl one too!

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  4. Wow wedding = free mounts! Roshii has an idea!

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  5. @Cymre - Thanks! :)
    @Euphyley - you know, you should reenact that wedding in WoW /nod :D
    @TotA - Weddings are so much fun to plan :)
    @Roshii - I'm all ears.. eyes!

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  6. Charming post, Navi! Is it an open bar? And damn, those undead and troll males clean up pretty good!

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  7. I love this! :) You know, in all of my years of online gaming, I have never attended an in-game wedding. If you plan one, Navi, I would definitely be there, even if it is on a wee Level 1 Hordie. :D

    ~ Effy

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  8. @Matty - The IDEA of open bar is good, but can't be done in game! You'd have to keep asking the bridesmaids and groomsmen and assistants for the free drinks coz if you get it from the bar it would be out of your pocket. I dunno about the undeads, they still look pretty shabby, all their bones poked holes in the nice clothes....
    @Effy - Me either and I would LOVE to attend one! I really hope my guildies do that! And if I was to have one Effy I'd LOVE to have you attend :)

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  9. Adorable idea! I do know that there's a few WoW weddings that have been filmed and put up on Youtube, but I'm not certain that they contained quite this much planning. Definitely well done!

    I must admit that I love that Aurora Robe get up. I may have to somehow get my hands on that set up.

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  10. @Saz - Thx! Interestingly that aurora robe someone in a LFR called Nefertitti from US-Tichondrius. She was very patient and happily posed for me when I asked if I could take a shot of her transmog set. She even Leap of Faithed me to her spot when I had difficulty locating her for a pic!

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  11. I attended a wow wedding on Dath'Remar around 2006. It was held on the green pastures of Mulgore. People rocked up in their best dress/suit...well some did >.<. Roses were falling from the sky, characters were drinking till bubbles came out of their mouth. Lots of dancing (piccolo). And as time went on, more smashed characters, then characters stripping! lol, was pretty funny.

    It had a full ceremony, where the husband made a rather unfortunate error in his speech "I Kuthmuni take Shhumish as my lawfully wedded husband in rez shicness and buffed health" Yes fits of giggles felt by all, his best man was in rofls.

    In reality it wasn't a real wedding by these two toons and I don't think they even knew each other in real life, but boy it was funny and great!

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  12. Wow, I love the attention to detail! Especially all the locations you've scouted out. I've heard of a few people who met online and had a second (or sometimes first!) wedding in WoW so their friends could attend. I think it's sweet, and you've opened up a whole world of possibilities for just how much thought and planning can be put into the event! I think this would end up being a really special day for everyone involved. :)

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  13. @Faith - wow all that effort and it wasn't even a real wedding?? Geez! That sounds so fantastic though!
    @Lilpeanut - I agree, and I hope to be present at one of these ceremonies one day!

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