3 Most Extravagant and Expensive Indian Weddings
An Indian wedding will tell you exactly why it is called the big fat wedding. And this is exactly why we at WedFine covered three Indian weddings in no particular order that were so extravagant that they shook the meaning of ‘big’ and ‘fat’, literally!
Laxmi Mittal’s daughter Vanisha Mittal with Amit Bhatia
Considered as the second most expensive wedding in the world once upon a time- this wedding had everything to be too good to be true. ₹350 crores were spent to bring in the best of the worlds in 2004. The guest list included the likes of Shahrukh Khan along with performances by Kylie Minogue, Rani Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Not to forget it was the only private event to have ever been held at the Palace de Versailles. Definitely a bold statement of wealth, power, and extravagance. The wedding attire was designed by Tarun Tahiliani, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla and Suneet Verma. Besides, 35 artisans were flown in from Mumbai to put up the mandap.
Chief Subrata Roy’s Sons’ Double Wedding
A whopping ₹552 crores were spent on Subrata Roy’s Sons, Sushanto’s and Seemanto’s wedding with Richa and Chandni respectively. The wedding took place in Lucknow in 2004 wherein the wedding venue was lighted with torchlights, lamps, marshals, and prism glasses. The guest list included Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Anil Ambani, Mulayam Singh Yadav who became hosts attending other wedding guests. The wedding cuisine integrated almost 101 different cuisines from around the world. The seven vows of Indian marriages were inscribed on the pillars of the gateway at the Sahara Auditorium. Moreover, Subrata Roy got 101 under privileged girls married and served food to about 150,000 beggars.
Mining baron and former Karnataka minister, Gali Janardhana Reddy’s daughter Brahmani Reddy with Rajeev Reddy.
This profligate wedding worth ₹552 crores included the building of King Krishnadevaraya’s palace, Lotus Mahal, Mahanavami Dibba, and Vijaya Vittala Temple. 3,000 bouncers and 300 police personnel deployed along with sniffer dogs and bomb squads for wedding security. Not to forget the gold plated invitation cards fitted with LED screens, the wedding saree costing a massive ₹17 crores accessorised with jewellery worth ₹90 crores. All this happened at a time when the country was sweating it out waiting at the ATM queue at the time of demonetisation.
Love them or hate them, you know you cannot help but drop your jaw at the expenses!