Most Expensive Wedding In India: 5 Extravagant Examples

If you thought that only the kings and queens had the most expensive and extravagant weddings, then you are wrong. The concept of ‘big fat wedding’ is not restricted to kings and queens only, and here are 5 extravagant ceremonies that could all come under the most expensive wedding in India banner. There are people who will not hesitate to spend any amount of money in making the most important day of their lives absolutely memorable; where the budget for flowers alone is over 30-40 lakhs. To top it, the bride and bridegroom buy several designer outfits to change into for all the extravagant events at the wedding; the mehndi and sangeet ceremonies are so grand and royal that one may feel that he or she is attending a royal wedding.

With exclusive wedding planners, stylists, designers, caterers, and photographers on the list, these five weddings notched up the bar of ‘big fat Indian wedding’ by several zeros, so without further ado, the most expensive wedding in India list:

1. Double Wedding Of Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s Sons

Sushanto And Seemanto Wedding - Most Expensive Wedding In India

Cost: Rs 552 Crores

Place: Lucknow

Year: 2004

Subrata Roy’s sons Sushanto and Seemanto tied the knot with Richa and Chandini respectively in a double wedding. The entire township of Sahara was magically transformed into a fairytale land. The area was decorated with prism glasses, mashals/torch lights, wax lights and beautiful flowers. The wedding was held at the Sahara auditorium, and was attended by over eleven thousand guests. Legendary figures like Mulayam Singh Yadav, Amitabh Bachchan, Kapil Dev, Aishwarya Rai, Anil Ambani, and many more were present to bless the newlyweds. The wedding outfits were designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Rohit Bal. The guests binged on 110 different kinds of cuisines. But the most talked about thing at the wedding was the sponsored community wedding of 101 underprivileged women. The Roy family shared their happiness and wealth with the less fortunate and showed that one man or family can make a huge difference. The wedding is the definite most expensive wedding in India, so far.

2. Lalit Tanwar (son of Congress minister Kanwar Singh Tanwar) & Yogita Jaunapuria

Lalit Tanwar - Most Expensive Wedding In India

Cost: Rs 250 Crores

Venue: Delhi

Year: 2011

When talking of the most expensive wedding ceremonies to take place in this country, it is impossible to mention thatLalit Tanwar, the son of a wealthy congressman, had an extravagant wedding where almost Rs 250 crores was spent on the whole affair. Converting it to US dollars, it comes to a staggering $40 million approximately. With invitations sent out to around 15,000 guests, the outrageously expensive wedding gift from the bride’s father to the groom was much talked about at the wedding — a Bell 429 Helicopter that itself cost around $5 million.

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3. Sanjay Hinduja & Anu Mahtani

Sanjay Hinduja Wedding - Most Expensive Wedding In India

Cost: Rs 130 Crores

Venue: Udaipur

Year: 2015

Anu Mahtani tied the knot with the UK-based billionaire Sanjay Hinduja in Udaipur. And the wedding was the most celestial Indian fairytale-like wedding the nation had ever seen. The hefty guest list read Shilpa Shetty, Preity Zinta, Manish Malhotra, Sophie Choudhry, Dino Morea, Raveena Tandon and more. There were special performances by J.Lo, Nicole Scherzinger, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, and others. This three-day extravaganza was etched deeply in everybody’s minds, a most expensive wedding and a most exquisite one as well.

4. Vikram Chatwal & Priya Sachdev

Vikram Chatwal Wedding - Most Expensive Wedding In India

Cost: Rs 100 Crores

Venue: Bombay, Udaipur, Delhi

Year: 2006

It was a luxurious soiree when the American hotelier wedded Priya Sachdev, a model and investment banker. Private jets were arranged to pick up guests from different parts of the world. The wedding was attended by known celebrities from across the world — King Khan, Naomi Campbell, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Lakshmi Mittal, and the son of the late Shah of Iran. Three thousand candles were lit and fifty thousand kilos of flowers were used to decorate the wedding venue.

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5. Mallika Reddy (granddaughter of GVK Group founder) & Siddharth Indukuri

Mallika Reddy Wedding - Most Expensive Wedding In India

Cost: Rs. 100 Crores

Venue: Hyderabad

Year: 2011

This wedding seemed like a scene right out of Bollywood movies. It was one of the most extravagant weddings of that year. Real jasmines were woven into floral chandeliers for the wedding of GVK Group’s Krishna Reddy’s granddaughter Mallika Reddy. Five thousand wedding invites were sent out, each of which had cost Rs 5000. The invites were just not about the wedding details, but were also accompanied by extravagant gifts like Satya Paul and Sabyasachi sarees, solitaires, carved idols of Lord Venkateshwara, and sweets of course. The wedding was attended by many Bollywood celebrities like Pooja Bedi, Shahrukh Khan, the Bachchan family, and many more. The bridal outfit and the mandap decor were the most talked about and tweeted aspects of the wedding.