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ARE LAVISH WEDDINGS A DISPLAY OF WEALTH & STATUS?

Compiled by: Pabita Dahal

Abhaya Subba
Musician

I prefer a simple wedding surrounded by loved ones. I feel a wedding should be conducted around the couple and not for the people around them. Having a lavish wedding is nothing more than a waste of money. I think these days throwing an extravagant party is considered a way of showing love. However, in my opinion, it’s better if the couple spends that same amount of money on something more memorable such as going on a world tour and enjoying life. Also, I find investment in jewellery pieces to be unnecessary. It’s better to save that money for the future generation.

It has been a long time since my marriage but if I got a chance to relive my wedding day again, I would make it very simple; only in presence of two of us. Normally, people take marriage as a great achievement in life. Actually, it is a new beginning. So, take it as a celebration, not an accomplishment.