Skype Weddings Are a Thing Now

Punam Chowdhury prays during her Skype wedding with Tanvire Ahmmed, who is in Bangladesh, at the New York Qazi Office. (Niko J. Kallianiotis/The New York Times)

You can now say your marriage “I dos” via Skype. All you need is high speed internet and voila, you’re married.

A Saudi Arabian man living in the U.S. married a young woman in the KSA via the voice-over-IP service earlier this month. The ceremony was conducted by Sheikh Fawaz Al Nafeei after he made sure that the marriage would be legal and doesn’t go against Sharia.

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Digital proxy weddings constitute legally binding contracts in states such as Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Montana and Alabama and countries like England, India and Israel. Meaning, if you were to marry a British resident/citizen via Skype or any online communication system and you would like to live with your spouse in that country, you will be able to legally register and apply for a marriage license there.

Punam Chowdhury, an American citizen, married her Bangaladesh-based fiance Tanvir Ahmed through Skype. She went to a mosque, connected to the Internet and said her wedding vows online.

Punam Chowdhury prays during her Skype wedding with Tanvire Ahmmed, who is in Bangladesh, at the New York Qazi Office.  (Niko J. Kallianiotis/The New York Times)
Punam Chowdhury prays during her Skype wedding with Tanvire Ahmmed, who is in Bangladesh, at the New York Qazi Office. (Niko J. Kallianiotis/The New York Times)

 

Back in 2011, a Korean couple living in California also said their vows via laptop when the groom got sick. They went ahead with the wedding with him Skyping in from his hospital room.

Bride Helen Oh stands alone at the altar as her husband-to-be Samuel Kim watches her from his isolation ward on the jumbo-sized screen. (Via)
Bride Helen Oh stands alone at the altar as her husband-to-be Samuel Kim watches her from his isolation ward on the jumbo-sized screen. (Via)

 

Another British couple also chose to marry via Skype because they were grounded in Dubai due to the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in Iceland.

 

WE SAID THIS: Thank God for technology!

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