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What is your take on lavish weddings? Are they worth it as a once-in-a-lifetime(hopefully) occasion where splurging shouldn't really matter or is it a wste of money? Give me your idea of an ideal wedding

Asked by Lion Heart, 18 Sep '08 08:22 pm
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My idea of an ideal wedding is to have your close friends and relatives, a good meal and a casual atmosphere where you can really let your hair hang down and have fun. after all this is THE DAY, so you should be able to enjoy it instead of it being tension filled. very lavish weddings are a waste of money - and i've noticed that nowadays people do a lot of one-upmanship. the bride's side does most of the spending, if not all, there are fights over money and dowry, so much food is wasted.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 14 Nov '08 01:26 pm

 
  
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Watever best suits...
Answered by spiritx, 15 Oct '08 11:45 pm

 
  
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A traditional wedding with all the pomp and ceremony is indeed a grand sight, beautiful dresses, flower decorations, wedding feast etc. but at what a cost! I don't know in India who traditionally pays for it all but where I come come it is the Bride's father with the Groom paying for the Rings and gifts for the Bridesmaids. However things are changing. Why should the burden fall on just one person, so these days there are a variety of different scenarios. Both sets of parents may agree to share the cost of the wedding or, as happens mostly now, the Bride and Groom pay for their own wedding. Also, whilst appreciating my society is slightly different, the parents or young couple themselves often regard that the money spent on a lavish wedding would be better spent on a deposit towards an flat or house for them to live in or furnishings for their home. That way there is something to show for all the money. Some couples don't like the idea of a fancy wedding and elect to have a s ...more
Answered by Janis, 21 Sep '08 01:56 pm

 
  
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At the end of the day, the people are earning for themselves and if they are spending money on these issues, it's OK. There is nothing called Ideal in such situation. Remember the old saying - Mead for one is poison for another.
Answered by manish varma, 21 Sep '08 07:33 am

 
  
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Lavish weddings are not just splurging but an event that gladden the hearts of many. Not all get to eat that lavish food, nor mix and mingle with well dressed people,experience the grandeur of decorations, music which sometimes take ones breath away and last but not the least it is an opportunity for small time businesses to make a buck or two the florists, the electricians, the decorators, caterers, the list is endless. But all this should be done certainly not by taking loans but by those who have enough to splurge.
Answered by gem mina, 20 Sep '08 10:41 am

 
  
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First thing first...personally speaking,i am never too happy to see the kinda pomp and show,dat is on display at such lavish weddings.
it pains to see the long queues of street urchins outside the hotels,banquets and pandaals for the food,which is thrown away as left over...and all the other works,which i find crude and undigestable.
under the garb of happinesses,a kinda social status is maintained and a society is made to sit up and notice,so dat the wedding is applauded for its huge difference from the usual jigs.
instead,it can be a peaceful affair,where the focus is on the two ppl,getting married....and not the factors which are made so huge,they rob the charm of the beautiful journey and its initial magic!!
Answered by shintsie, 20 Sep '08 07:50 am

 
  
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It may not be out of the world or out of the extraordinary to call our Indian weddings a bane of society. Laxmi Mittal spent something like 75 million Pound Sterling for his daughter's wedding. I have no issue about it. He can afford it, he is in such a social position in terms of his own standing in the society and the money power that he carries, he may have felt he needs to do it. Some may say, with that kind of money, we could have fed all the children in a school of an entire state in the country. The point I am trying to make is, for people like Mittal, whatever the society may think of such obstentatious expenditure, they can afford it and it is not even creating a small dent in their pocket or their living standards.

That is not the case with majority of Indians. Those who are rich, super rich or whatever level of monetary status they have, they would be able to get away with it. They too may be aping someone else in the process, in a way trying to announce their presence t ...more
Answered by Omega, 19 Sep '08 05:41 pm

 
  
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Those who can afford, must enjoy.
Answered by prabhat kumar kumar, 19 Sep '08 11:06 am

 
  
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Celebration should be there.but not show of wealth.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 18 Sep '08 09:14 pm

 
  
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