12:00pm

Thu June 9, 2011
NPR Story

Indian Weddings Boast Helicopters, $250 Invitations

India's nuptials almost put the Royal Wedding to shame. With a multibillion dollar wedding market, ceremonial extravagances like movie star guests and gold-filled goodie bags are becoming the norm. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ashish Abrol, founder of BigIndianWedding.com, about why Indian weddings are over the top and what the economic ramifications may be.