The rich really are different than the rest of us…
The groom wore a garland made of bank notes and received a helicopter as a gift, there were 18,000 guests — or perhaps it was 30,000 — and 1,000 workers took 40 days to prepare the venue.
The exact details have been fiercely disputed, but Thursday’s newspapers in New Delhi were all in agreement that this had been one very big, very fat Indian wedding.
Lalit Tanwar married his bride Yogita Jaunapuria at a family farmhouse near the city in a ceremony celebrated with 100 dishes, 12 giant TV screens to broadcast proceedings, and even a gift of $5,500 for the groom’s barber.
The Times of India calculated the cost of Tuesday night’s extravaganza uniting two influential political families at one billion rupees ($22 million), while the Mail Today went for the less conservative figure of $55 million.