Extravagant Indian Weddings Gaining Attention

When you hear Indian wedding, you probably picture hundreds of vibrantly dressed people in a huge hall with vibrant colors. Our wedding had at least 650 guests, and that’s not even the larger end of the spectrum for Indian weddings. As far as expenses, we cut back where we could and weren’t really aiming for anything lavish. Our reception centerpieces were simple tapered candles, and we limited flower arrangements to just the stage for both the wedding and reception.

But with that many guests, it may be hard not to look lavish. Coming from huge families and close-knit community, cutting the guest list is impossible.

But a lavish wedding is more than a big guest list. This BBC article mentions Indian weddings with white horses and 70,000-pound elephants that can cost as much as $30,000. There’s even a craze for Aston Martins, Ferraris and Lamborghinis…


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