STORY: Hundred couples tied the knot at a grand mass wedding ceremony in India’s western Vadodara city on Tuesday (February 06) where a helicopter showered rose petals from the sky on the brides and grooms.
The ceremony was organised to help the brides and grooms belonging to the economical weaker section to have a memorable wedding. During the ceremony, couples dressed in traditional attires exchanged marital vows and garlanded each other. Dancers enthralled the thousands of guests who turned up to witness the ceremony.
A beaming bride, Asmita, admitted that she had never expected her wedding to be so grand.
Conventionally in India, the family of a bride is expected to bear the expenses of the wedding and also give ‘dowry’, deemed as gifts to the bride which could be in cash or kind, to the bridegroom. Mass weddings are increasingly becoming popular, especially among the economically backward sections of the Indian society, as they reduce the financial burden on the families of brides.