This Indian-origin businessman just hosted an epic 550-million-rupee wedding in Kerala




Yesterday, Indian-origin business tycoon Ravi Pillai hosted an incredibly flamboyant wedding for his daughter Arathi’s marriage to Kochi-based doctor Aditya Vishnu, in the city of Kollam in Kerala. With an estimated cost of 550 million rupees or $ 8 million, the wedding was an extravagant display of wealth

The larger-than-life sets were inspired by the royal palaces of Rajasthan, as well as Indian cinema. Designed by film art director Sabu Cyril, who also headed the production design of the recent multi-lingual blockbuster Bahubaali: The Beginning, they took approximately 75 days to build. The air-conditioned venue was spread across eight acres, even surpassing the five-acre area of the film’s sets. Read more…

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Make a Three-Tier Wedding Guest List to Prioritize Invitations


Make a Three-Tier Wedding Guest List to Prioritize Invitations

When you’re getting married, you don’t want anyone to feel left out. But you can’t invite everyone you’ve ever met either. List your guests under “Must”, “Want”, and “Should” to ensure the right people make it.

In their guide to making a wedding guest list, Shutterfly suggests first deciding a number of guests and sticking with it. Remember, simple things like transportation for guests can add unexpected expenses. Once you have the number, make the lists:

Create a list of potential guests, separating the list into tiers. Tier 1 includes people who must be invited; Tier 2 includes people who you would really like to invite; Tier 3 includes people you feel you ‘should’ invite, but maybe you’re not as personally concerned about.

If your parents want to weigh in on the invitations, make sure you ask them to also make a similar list. In case the list is still too long, wedding photographer Olivia Rae James suggests using the “dinner party trick”—ask yourself whether the person is someone you would invite to your house for a dinner party or hang out with one-on-one.


Check out the full article for plenty of other guest list advice.

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Wedding Guest List | Shutterfly

Photo by Juls Knapp Photography.