Demonetisation has impacted the country and people in more ways than one. There have been reports on how brides and grooms have spent days prior to the wedding standing in queues than preparing for the wedding. Recently, a report went viral on social media which stated that a wedding got cancelled because the groom’s family demanded car, diamonds and cash which became impossible to fulfill because of the cash crunch. Well, the bride’s family at least got to know about the other family’s intentions.
In other news, a couple from Surat got married in just Rs 500 because shortage of money became a hurdle in grand celebrations. Interestingly, they fed their guests and relatives tea and water. We were initially tensed after Modiji made the demonetisation announcement as our wedding date was fixed. Later after considering the situation, we decided to get married without much grandeur by offering just tea and water to guests,” the bride told ANI.
Both the families accepted the situation and went ahead with the wedding without considering their wedding budget. “Since our wedding date was already fixed;decided to give up on grand marriage;instead had a ‘chai, paani wala’ wedding,” the groom was quoted as saying.
People on the Internet are extremely happy with decision taken by the couple and their families. “If the one positive consequence of demonetisation is destroying our embarrassingly extravagant wedding culture, I’ll take it,” wrote All India Bakchod’s member Rohan Joshi. “How thoughtful Lavishness won’t serve the purpose , only boost the ego (bitterness) and competition in society,” wrote another user.