Daksha and Bharat Parmar’s wedding was scheduled for November 24 and their families were preparing for the ceremony when the sudden announcement about demonetization came in. Amidst the ongoing chaos and confusion, the Surat-based couple decided to take a unique step and go against some norms. After the initial panic and stress, the two families decided to go ahead with the marriage in spite of the troublesome cash crunch. Even though it meant that they had to take some serious cost-cutting measures for it.
The wedding took place on the same date, minus the grand arrangements and extravagance.
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“Since our wedding date was already fixed, we decided to give up on a grand marriage. Instead, we had a ‘chai, paani wala’ wedding,” Bharat told ANI. They served just tea and water to the guests and reduced the wedding costs to merely Rs. 500. Daksha added that while her family was initially tensed about all the arrangements, they later decided to take the announcement in their stride and focus on getting the couple married.
By converting the big fat wedding plan into a rather personal and small affair, the couple set an example and showed the world that in the end, it is the bond between the bride and the groom that matters in a marriage.