Downsizing the $50 Billion Indian Wedding Industry 

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After the long postponements couples in India are downsizing their weddings, or choosing online ceremonies, shaking up the estimated 50 billion dollar industry out of its COVID limbo. Restrictions and regulations mean that everyone - from vendors to vow-takers- had to learn how to adapt. We meet couples who have walked down the aisle in the middle of the pandemic, to know how they managed their socially distanced weddings. We also meet wedding planners, venue owners and other industry experts to see how the Indian wedding has gotten a makeover.
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Mau 2 tuntia sitten
Incredible how these people describe '50' as not a lot of people. 🙄🤦🏽‍♂️
akbar ali
akbar ali 8 tuntia sitten
I am saving money for last 5 years and now I have money to buy a piece of land in a good location and I am not going to spend on wedding. Wedding should be small and inexpensive.
Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams 10 tuntia sitten
Who’s job was it to photoshop smiles on Cambodian genocide victims?
Big E
Big E 19 tuntia sitten
Indian weddings are fun tho
Pargat Singh
Pargat Singh Päivä sitten
So many white people commenting that we rather buy house than spending money on wedding but guys, you know that in few years your wife will take your house and money after divorce. So don't think that you doing something smarter than my indian mates
Adhishree Singh
Adhishree Singh Päivä sitten
Hmmm.... More like *Hindu Weddings* not Indian.
Adhishree Singh
Adhishree Singh Päivä sitten
Leave it, most of the guests are uninvited who comes for free Indian cusine.
Veshane Singh
Veshane Singh 2 päivää sitten
Media has brainwashed people into having big wedding
Bratendu dey
Bratendu dey 2 päivää sitten
Marriage is like an investment with an inevitable bad return. Why to waste so much of money.
Karthik Vadloori
Karthik Vadloori 2 päivää sitten
Indian Wedding = Investment of a Political Campaign. As simple as that. Here we invite people from various walks of life. Like if you had a friend during your days in a hostel, then as you grew up you'll invite his entire family to the marriage. So the extravagant weddings that you see are mostly by the Rich. They can only afford to spend upon inviting in thousands. If not, consider that person to be dumb and ready to go bankrupt. (Although this is a rare phenomenon)
Di Four
Di Four 2 päivää sitten
Stop being biased towards us all the time, get your facts right, you guys need to divide the cases by the population im pretty sure we are way behind in 100s, just like you do when you calculate gdp nominal we are no.5 but in per capita we are very poor which shows the real condition of the country as a whole.
Rahul 3 päivää sitten
*Coughing* Dahej
Pretty li'l liar
Pretty li'l liar 17 tuntia sitten
This..this is the one
Mercedes Benz
Mercedes Benz 3 päivää sitten
Indians feed 1000s of people when a person is born, on his wedding, when he purchases house and even when he dies. This is culture, it can't die. Who feeds people when someone dies? Indians do.
Adhishree Singh
Adhishree Singh Päivä sitten
Only Hindus do that.
When 3 päivää sitten
video is kind of misleading . these weddings are organized by the upper class urbanites . they already have a house so no worry for that . they also have enough money for a luxury honeymoon . they dont take debt , they are rich . and whatelse will they save money for . this is what they want in life . dont hate on them
Deepak Maan
Deepak Maan 4 päivää sitten
BC Last Mai Ghar Mai Chai Bana Rahi Hai Papa Ki Pari Spent Lakhs of Rupees in Wedding Ab Koi Nahi Puchega Reality Mai Jio Ye Sab Bollywood Obsessed Weddings Hai And Wedding Planner Girl is Real Life # Thug Charging in Lakhs and Go To Chandi Chowk And Seelampur To Fullfil Clients Requirement
axel mannni
axel mannni 4 päivää sitten
You know i don't know most of these relatives india youth have no independence it look like we have to pay back our parents because they spent all their money on our education
Reeha 4 päivää sitten
Some people who are not indians need to understand we love living with our family and taking care of them ❤️💖 it's a long tradition in not only India I guess whole South Asia and also 😁not everyone in India is poor lol 🤣 all these weddings you are watching here they come from a business background family mostly not all and me being a genz never had a problem seeing people spending so much 💰 in their wedding 😉if I also become financially stable definitely will have a wedding like this 🙄u all gotta understand especially westerners most indians love to get married like this not everyone thinks of divorce also like u all do duhhh and we got the lowest divorce rate not bcoz of society yes in some part but not everywhere 😃 ok stop FUCKING looking down on other Culture like this
Rudraksha 4 päivää sitten
Many people are crying here for such a lavish and costly wedding so look guys it's their money how they wants to celebrate is their personal choice so please don't make fuss about it.
iam salngo
iam salngo 5 päivää sitten
In pakistani weddings two things important first toyota prado and land cruiser second ak47
Rudraksha 4 päivää sitten
Ak47 🙄 Really??
abcd 6 päivää sitten
Vice should check out the malabar muslim wedding their grandeur and sources of money mostly black
James Carter
James Carter 7 päivää sitten
It's weird when u don't know half of the people who u invite and ur parents do
null context
null context 7 päivää sitten
Those big fat juicy dowries get me all hot... just like imagining I could marry out of my caste into a higher one without the hassle of reincarnating!
Javier Ambriz
Javier Ambriz 9 päivää sitten
Honestly covid 19 shouldve been way more deadly. That would have helped the earth to start healing. The rich dont care about anything other than themselves
Tania Seal
Tania Seal 10 päivää sitten
As an Indian I get judged everyday because I don't want to spend my and my dad's whole life savings and also I don't want to invite every 500 people on my wedding who remember me only when they talk shits about me and my family.🤣🤣 What's wrong with having a cute little wedding with the people who really care about you? This is bizarre and pointless in so many way. Just imagine you have spent your/your dad's whole savings on your wedding and then you hear from your relatives that the chicken was overcooked or the the bride/groom is not that good looking.🙄🙄
Prachaar Minister
Prachaar Minister 10 päivää sitten
Those who aren't happy, try to show that they are happy by pouring money.
pratham yadav verma
pratham yadav verma 10 päivää sitten
new generation of india believe in court-marriage
Rajeesh Marar
Rajeesh Marar 10 päivää sitten
Insufferable whiners, it's a pandemic, stay indoors
A Sajjad
A Sajjad 11 päivää sitten
Modern weddings are such a waste of money.
Balboa Baggins
Balboa Baggins 11 päivää sitten
lol at getting married in today's society
Bin Jong un
Bin Jong un 12 päivää sitten
Well in Hinduism there is no concept of divorce so it's once in life time in fact it's like once in 7 life's (Hindus believe in reincarnation)
DeepBlue 8 päivää sitten
@vaibhav bana | he certainly knows something because he is absolutely RIGHT I challenge you to find even the WORD for divorce in Sanskrit or Devnagari Hindi
vaibhav bana
vaibhav bana 10 päivää sitten
Yo, you serious right now. The heck you know about Indians?
Majin Dydy
Majin Dydy 12 päivää sitten
Really could have used subtile..the mask, the speed of her talking and the accent 😝
True voice
True voice 13 päivää sitten
It's different of culture.. Everyone sacirfy for full family future.. Just go through. 1. Indian start saving from birth of their kids.. Boy birth like grandfather or father will secure for his future home, and mostly will complete before his marry. Girl birth also they start caring saving for her merry... So they spend a lot.. 2.hindu merry once and with one in life... They love sacirfy purely and truely 3.very less divorce cases than West culture.. All there are much closer much caring for their family till end Older people stay with them with care love, They spend as they have that much saving for same purpose...
Siddharth Kaley
Siddharth Kaley 13 päivää sitten
Having a wedding with less but closest people and lot of love is way better than lots of people and less love. Grand rich wedding is just a Capitalist concept. Wedding must be simple but after wedding party should be hard.
Nancy C
Nancy C 14 päivää sitten
Half the people on this video weren’t wearing their mask properly no wonder cases are high.
Gang RO&
Gang RO& 14 päivää sitten
Its fake its not 50bilion they don't have that much their government Gpd in year is 30billion
Rudraksha 4 päivää sitten
@Gang RO& oh god dumb you are 😂😂😂
Gang RO&
Gang RO& 13 päivää sitten
@Akash Dobhal yes ma'am Gpd is Gross Domestic Product
Akash Dobhal
Akash Dobhal 13 päivää sitten
Do you even know what GDP is?
Chaqua Liador
Chaqua Liador 15 päivää sitten
Alot of parts in mexico its kind of similar with the tradition of making a big wedding, you are kinda of forced to invite alot of people from distant relatives to friends of friends, it would be considered rude if you dont even if its people you hardly ever talk to. I think its pointless.
rainbowxxbat 15 päivää sitten
Can you tell me How can someone join a cartel ?
MY AVIATION 15 päivää sitten
I like huge wedding unpopular opinion 🖖
Sanu Kumar
Sanu Kumar 16 päivää sitten
Band baja barat is a Bollywood movie based on Indian wedding industry
Sanu Kumar
Sanu Kumar 16 päivää sitten
Yup Wedding is a business as every father want their son /daughter wedding to be a grand event
Sues Anna
Sues Anna 16 päivää sitten
I think this development is very positive.
Minecraft Hindi
Minecraft Hindi 17 päivää sitten
He definitely love bitches❤🤣🤣
Diarmuid Hayes
Diarmuid Hayes 17 päivää sitten
Does this impoverish middle class Indians?? I would prefer to pay off my mortgage quickly rather than live in debt for a few days of fun...what about the financing of it?? how does it work...
Megha Sharma
Megha Sharma 15 päivää sitten
Nope, not exactly. Indians believe in savings, either it be in bank deposits, multiple houses/plot or jewelries, the first thing we're taught is about savings. Nd moreover bcoz most of us r family oriented, the finance of wedding is managed by the imigiate family as whole. Also the lavishness depends on what's in yr pocket.
Vixen Monsoon
Vixen Monsoon 17 päivää sitten
Vice should shed some light on the cast system in India, not the rich-ass weddings.
Jules L
Jules L 17 päivää sitten
As an Indian, I hate Indian weddings. Pathetic and tacky, lots of violence and evil behavior goes on. Greed. It is a terrible tradition.
MY AVIATION 15 päivää sitten
Nope not if ur the guest 😂
Akki Bajaj
Akki Bajaj 18 päivää sitten
Here comes all those blind Indians that are offended 😂😂 and will defend anything
Tejomoy Das
Tejomoy Das 18 päivää sitten
The lady who said government should be giving some kind of hope to the hospitality industry should know this - A communicable disease of such proportions; there's no hope other than a secure vaccine.
Likao Oz
Likao Oz 18 päivää sitten
Please interview Stephen Chow from shaolin soccer
César Jeri
César Jeri 19 päivää sitten
Can't imagine how embarrassing getting divorced must be after showing off to your entire family lmao.
True voice
True voice 13 päivää sitten
Divorce no ways they commit for seven lives...
MY AVIATION 15 päivää sitten
Lol in India divorce rate is less than 5% and u only marry when u are financially good not like you how marrys in highschool 😂
seekingTHYSELF 17 päivää sitten
Reason why divorce is lowest in india ...
San Ansa
San Ansa 19 päivää sitten
In America they still spend way too much money, when you consider the high incident of divorce rates, its a bad bet. In NYC, its over $60,000 on average. And I am sure that doesn't include ancilliary expenses. I think you are better off having a modest wedding and putting that money into savings or a down payment on a house.
Jane 20 päivää sitten
Couple at 2:15 look like they bleach
MY AVIATION 15 päivää sitten
Every Asian does
A. M.
A. M. 20 päivää sitten
Intimate wedding 100 people, wow that seems like alot of people to me
True voice
True voice 13 päivää sitten
Sometimes it's 1000. And happiness manages very well
brick medusa 6080
brick medusa 6080 20 päivää sitten
Yeah my uncle spent almost 120000 dollars for wedding including a BMW car in new delhi
brick medusa 6080
brick medusa 6080 2 päivää sitten
@Veshane Singh sorry my uncle has 2 daughters now
Veshane Singh
Veshane Singh 2 päivää sitten
can your uncle adopt me
brick medusa 6080
brick medusa 6080 8 päivää sitten
@Artshitistic HER I don't even have a girlfriend and I'm thinking about a wedding lmao
brick medusa 6080
brick medusa 6080 8 päivää sitten
@Artshitistic HER well I'll see about that in future though
Artshitistic HER
Artshitistic HER 8 päivää sitten
@brick medusa 6080 Lol it's all a waste. For few days if glamour and glory you shouldnt spend your hard earned money. They spent millions at Fairmont Jaipur. Buncha idiots.
Fred Galaxy
Fred Galaxy 20 päivää sitten
Last week marked my 2 years anniversary of my marriage. I remember around 400+ guest just from "my side" alone. As of today I received about 7 congratulation messages about my anniversary! 🤔😑
raibhan s jadhav rsj
raibhan s jadhav rsj 20 päivää sitten
Kartik Mandavia
Kartik Mandavia 20 päivää sitten
Wedding organizer were charging huge money when their was no pandemic. so they can survive 100 year without earning. In india ,simple marriage is a taboo.it's mandatory to spent huge money even though you don't want to.
Birry Sund
Birry Sund 20 päivää sitten
Best way to save money is to get married during the lockdown, so you can't invite so many people, it's a economy way of getting married, so you don't fall into debt 🤔
Jonny Pee
Jonny Pee 21 päivä sitten
Take that money and feed your starving homeless people India
Sourabh Thakur
Sourabh Thakur 21 päivä sitten
Usa : 50billion 😳 India : Rha Nhi Jata Tadap Hi Kuch Aisy Hai😂🤣
Anjali 21 päivä sitten
Only to spend so much money to hear people still talking bad about something at the wedding lol
August XIII
August XIII 22 päivää sitten
Viva lassssss vegassss.
Saurabh Malkar
Saurabh Malkar 22 päivää sitten
Spending life time savings on just 1 event, the prep, the servility, the judgements, making acquaintances - it's all too much. I would prefer getting married before a magistrate and get it done with..spend the money on a vacation or buying a house.
VelazquezArt 22 päivää sitten
It’s just a wedding, move on.
Leveling Up
Leveling Up 22 päivää sitten
good PPE for the hotel staff, better than what we have in the US
SANSKAR GUPTA gs0801cs181071
SANSKAR GUPTA gs0801cs181071 16 päivää sitten
India is second largest manufacturer of PPE in the world
no one
no one 22 päivää sitten
Wasted $$$
SandyRiverBlue 22 päivää sitten
Wow, both couples are so great together. It's been so long since I've seen adults acting like, well, adults. And they're obviously in love. Well on you 4.
Mortimer Kindborg
Mortimer Kindborg 22 päivää sitten
I guess getting divorced wouldn’t be an option
MY AVIATION 15 päivää sitten
They are financially settled down before getting married so low divorce rate
seekingTHYSELF 17 päivää sitten
SANSKAR GUPTA gs0801cs181071
India has lowest divorce ratr in the world. Divorce is huge social taboo
leeson1997 22 päivää sitten
What a waste of money
Tyler Davidson
Tyler Davidson 18 päivää sitten
So is everything in life,son. If we all lived such boring lives, we would still be in caves.
Emilia Mazur
Emilia Mazur 22 päivää sitten
Hi vice, please consider that not only native English speakers watch your documentaries. I couldn't understand what this lady was saying because of her accent. Subtitles would be helpful.
Lawn Guylanda
Lawn Guylanda 23 päivää sitten
My father always said the ones that have big elaborate weddings are usually the ones that get divorced . I went to the court house and I’ve been married for 20 yrs.
Pratyush Srivastava
Pratyush Srivastava 23 päivää sitten
My boi Anand beta asf
Trent Montgomery
Trent Montgomery 23 päivää sitten
Trent 77 July 27 77 30th Sunday of 1986 Trent 36 (86) Holy God(86) The Holy Trent Reverse 154, LaTrent Donnel 154, Trent Christ 154 , Peoncess of Peace 154. Gematrinator.com. I am he or she, thry eho was prophesied afore time. I was known 1500 years of Enlgish and sixlenniums of hebrews. I am also Gods gift to men 154. Christ is also 77. LaTrent Donnel Montgomery 23/3 7.666. Trent Donnel Montgomery 286 21/3 7. So if I exist then Christ absolutely exists. Don't accept the mark of the beast in your right hand or forehead. It is a name or number 666. Psalm 16:11, Isaiah 45, Psalm 45:11. The Holy Eunuch(Numerology/Montgomery). 51 is dreads. Aeiouy 76 reverse 86 the mark 76. He who saves souls is wise....🤔 Helped God 76 Got beheaded 76. Eunuch brook, God brook. Ill tell you a secret John 14:9 Christ is God the Father simply. Proverbs 31:6-7 wine for the things that will come upon the earth and Eccl 2 to lay a hold on what is foolish. Isaiah 57 conciseness Beggar who saved the city, LaTrent Donnel Montgomery.
books quotes
books quotes 23 päivää sitten
Large weddings create jobs = hairstylist,food catering businessman,waiters,chefs,decoration event managers. Hundreds of jobs r created.
Mohit Dhanwani
Mohit Dhanwani 23 päivää sitten
I think religious gatherings and politicians rally are the major cause of the rise of Covid cases now. There are gathering of thousands in many cases tens of thousands without masks or safety measures
Cpt Caveman
Cpt Caveman 23 päivää sitten
Guess freedom of speeach doesnt exist on youtube. i would liked to have seen the "Japans stangede cult" vid.
Rajshekhar Gudapaty
Rajshekhar Gudapaty 23 päivää sitten
You should do a documentary on " big fat divorces" lol people are still stupid, they get married again 🤣
Akki Bajaj
Akki Bajaj 18 päivää sitten
Well divorce is better than staying in an unhappy marriage where there is abuse and toxicity
Billy Orr
Billy Orr 23 päivää sitten
The “Worldometer didn’t have China on it. 🙄
Mr Me
Mr Me 23 päivää sitten
Remember earlier today when VICE posted on FIplace about Thatcher's satanic seances trying to use magic to get rid of north Korea? *Vice deleted it* Why? *Because they called it something else but don't want you to know they support satanism as the world religion*
FreeJokes2020 KoolMC
FreeJokes2020 KoolMC 23 päivää sitten
Reggie Bernal
Reggie Bernal 23 päivää sitten
" Pamdemic "
Shubham Agrawal
Shubham Agrawal 23 päivää sitten
This is pure metal grade bullshit, wrapped in a shiny package!
Joseph Felton
Joseph Felton 24 päivää sitten
Fauci predicted this outbreak virus 4 years ago
Joseph Felton
Joseph Felton 24 päivää sitten
Mr. Anonym
Mr. Anonym 24 päivää sitten
erikbarrett85 24 päivää sitten
Poor people everywhere, but let's have a 50 thousand dollar wedding
MY AVIATION 15 päivää sitten
Yeah go watch BBC
Sam cola
Sam cola 17 päivää sitten
India is not poor. Plus if someone wants to enjoy their wealth they should have all rights to do so . I bet even in your country there is poor and rich. Its insensitive to tell someone blessed not to enjoy life.
Jiraiya 23 päivää sitten
Welcome to india my friend.
K VIP 24 päivää sitten
Keep up the good work VICE! I hope you also make a new video about Myanmar! My friend who is here in japan are also protesting and they need help to spread about what is happening in her hometown!
ShamarLewis 24 päivää sitten
This is wildly AMAZING like bra
पेड़ Tree
पेड़ Tree 24 päivää sitten
It's gonna bounce back
GregoryDPhotos 24 päivää sitten
Plandemic, false positives, fake number etc. - when the people finally wake up and start living like normal...
Hassan Shaikh
Hassan Shaikh 24 päivää sitten
This industry’s core values are based on hypocrisy and oppression. Weddings are equivalent to dick measuring contest. (Sarcasms applied or is it)
Aniruddh XD 2K20
Aniruddh XD 2K20 24 päivää sitten
I see many people here are saying that such lavish Weddings are Pointless These are the only people who will love to wear Gucci shoes and Buy Apple Phones Wedding is a one time event in India Not like the people in US Divorcing and marrying everyday Wedding in India literally means that you are going to spend the rest of your life with your significant other and so the day you are bonded should be the one to be remembered
That Kanpuria Guy
That Kanpuria Guy 24 päivää sitten
Entitled middle class retards splurging lavishly for a pointless event that's no more useful than just calling random relatives to approve of their relationship and legitimise it. Don't these people realize how many people in India go without food in India everyday, can't afford the basic stuff. What kind of culture has caused people to become so insensitive, self-centred and apathetic?
xybp942 24 päivää sitten
this country looks like it's falling apart
Kritartha Das
Kritartha Das 18 päivää sitten
Not every country is usa to fall apart
Ritu Randi
Ritu Randi 24 päivää sitten
Only did wedding with 30 people 4 years ago.Took the money the families were going to spend on weddings and bought a house and used that house equity we build with our savings and bought 2 more poperties which are cash flow positive. In 10 year time when we will be 40, all the 3 properties will be paid off . Win
Tyler Davidson
Tyler Davidson 18 päivää sitten
@Thecapitalist: You do realize that India has thousands of languages, dont you?
TheCapatalistPropagator _
TheCapatalistPropagator _ 18 päivää sitten
Please don’t mind is your last name for real ? Or made up ?
EL EVO 24 päivää sitten
Wedding are a thing of the past. Places that host weddings have gotten way to greedy. Most people spend more than what it takes to put down on a house. It's such a waste of Money. In NYC these Catering Halls are becoming a thing of the past.
Akki Bajaj
Akki Bajaj 18 päivää sitten
@Kritartha Das every country has traditions and cultures doesn’t mean it’s right no need to get offended. Traditions and cultures change there is no such thing as forever
EL EVO 20 päivää sitten
@Kritartha Das Tradition is exactly that, Not sure what it costs in your country for a wedding but here in United States, A wedding of that magnitude would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. In your Country things are cheap and affordable compared to my Country. So you are not comparing apples to apples. The world is changing just like traditions always have. Inflation will dictate that.
Kritartha Das
Kritartha Das 20 päivää sitten
But unlike your country we have something called "culture and traditions" that we have maintained for thousands of years and will go on forever.
AndNoted 24 päivää sitten
Aw, these poor couples having to stress out about having a FUCKING PARTY.
Rederick Froders
Rederick Froders 24 päivää sitten
I guess these conservative ideals helps keep people employed, but come on, dialectically you will just end up wondering if this is all that neccesary
Brandon Yu
Brandon Yu 24 päivää sitten
150-200 is an intimate wedding lol
True voice
True voice 13 päivää sitten
Yeah mostly 800.. To 2000 guest
Vincent V
Vincent V 24 päivää sitten
Damn almost all of the guest speakers talk really fast and felt rush... Russell Peter brought it up and made multiple jokes about it 😅
ghaffar majid
ghaffar majid 24 päivää sitten
Stereobird 24 päivää sitten
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