When we think of an Indian wedding, the first thing that pops into our minds is a huge 5-day long affair that is seemingly never-ending.
Whether it’s a matter of pride or just a show for society, we Indians generally love taking marriages to another new level. But there are a few that don’t subscribe to that philosophy. Sure, we still have the huge wedding, but recently, a lot more couples have started opting for smaller, more intimate celebrations.
Wondering why? Because its the generation of the millennials, where they are budget-conscious, self-assured, individualistic (where they don't need to please everyone) and confident in their hospitality!
Here are 3 reasons to help you understand their mind-shift:
* More Conscious Spending Habits: There isn't any denying that weddings are an expensive affair. From hiring a wedding planner to paying for a location, the costs can quickly escalate beyond what was the expected budget. A lot of people just don’t want to spend that much money. They are also aware that the money can be put to better use and are fine with a relatively smaller wedding.
* Socially And Environmentally Conscious: Big weddings usually mean a lot of people, and with those numbers comes a slew of other problems. For example, food expenses for all those people. This, in turn, amounts to a lot of food and water getting wasted. Many socially aware couples have opted to have a smaller wedding because they do not wish to contribute to the waste and can’t stand the idea of the amount of garbage this could amount to.