Wedding Extravagance!!

My opinion on expenditure for a wedding is its just burning of one’s money. Many tens of thousands of money are spent on food (most of it wasted), jewelry, clothing (not re-worn), decoration and what not. We are deprived / we deprived ourselves of many desires in childhood and youth, lest we spend too much. It could be just a couple of hundreds. We blow out this money in weddings. Why this extravagance?

Remember the wedding extravagances of Laloo’s daughter or Jayalalitha’s son? Wasn’t it all India’s money?


Just read, Steel tycoon L N Mittal spent $60 million for his daughter’s wedding, Vanisha Mittal with Amit Bhatia in June 2004, the most expensive wedding in world history. 20-page invitations in silver boxes, 1,000 guests put up in a five-star Paris hotel for the five-day affair, a party at Versailles, another party at a wooden castle temporarily erected in Parc de Saint-Cloud, Pop signer Kylie Minogue’s performance, five thousand bottles of Mouton Rothschild, and goody bags of jewels.
I have no comments, I am speechless.

8 comments:

Hardu said...

I agree with you completely. It is such a big waste of money. In India as it is the Girl's side spending the most part of it, it is also a huge burden on the parents.

Casy said...

But Mr. Mittal can afford it ;) it is his hard earned money. As long as we Indians elect politicians like Laloo and Jayalalitha such weddings will be an everyday affair.

Gattina said...

That is absolutely crazy and a shame! There are so many poor people in India who would have needed at least a little bit of that money ! Really disgusting. I will forward your blog to my friend who is married to an indian (actualy he had been my collegue and friend since 1967) I am sure she will agree with me.

Sudhakar said...

It's the same point ,I discuss with my friends very often.. Why do people spend so much money on Marriage ceremony?

Know what? oflate ,in Hyd, people are celebrating Engagement no lesser than marriage ceremony .It is supposed in the house with some relatives ,but all the engagements are being done in function halls. This became a tradition now. Poor families (who can't afford spending on Marriage and Engagmenent) are forced to follow this stupid tradition..

Now three big fuctions (Engagment, marriage and Reception) for one ceremony.. Triple waste of money.. Atleast people should consider making one party ,instead of three..

Bibu said...

Do u think if Mr. Mital had not spent so much of money on the marriage, then he would have donated the same to the needy. I don't think so. If u r earning money, u have the right 2 decide how u spend it.

I agree with u in case of Jaylalita as that's Public money that she is spending.

nurul said...

i think that mr. mittal is just showing is power to the other industrialist. spending of 100 cr. of rupees is neither a work of bravery nor a sign of love for his daughter instead he should donate this amount to the needy who does'nt get proper food.its a crime considering india poverty..

Anuj Varma said...

Rubbish - it is his money - if he wants to waste it - it is his business. btw - for those who claim he could have put the money to better use, think of this - his enterprises provide employment to over 150,000 people! He does his share and then some when it comes to lifting the living standards of people.

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