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Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding: Did the couple’s celebrations cost 0 million? Here’s what we know

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding celebrations have been making waves on social media for quite some time. After the grand pre-wedding festivities, the big day is finally near as the couple is all set to tie the knot on July 12, 2024.

Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, Anant’s parents, spent an incredible amount of money on the wedding festivities, which have now become a major topic of conversation around the world. Of course, no one has ever seen such a lavish wedding.

Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani spent $320 million on Anant-Radhika’s wedding celebrations

According to Daily Mail UK, the Ambani family has spent a total of GBP 250 million or USD 320 million to make the wedding of their youngest son Anant Ambani a memorable event. It all started in March when a three-day pre-wedding celebration was organised in Jamnagar and high-profile personalities from all over the world were invited, including top Bollywood stars, sports personalities, international artists and businessmen.

Rihanna performed along with Diljit Dosanjh, Akon, Udit Narayan and many other artists. Rihanna alone was paid 5 million GBP, equivalent to 6.5 million USD, for a 90-minute performance. Later, in June, there was a 4-day pre-wedding celebration attended by 800 guests, including several A-list Bollywood stars, on a luxurious cruise ship called Celebrity Ascent. Here, the guests had the opportunity to enjoy the performances of international music artists such as Katy Perry, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull.

Just before the wedding, Sangeet and Haldi ceremonies were organized for all the special guests. In fact, the grand Sangeet ceremony made headlines with the performance of Justin Bieber. Now, as the wedding date is approaching, we hear that $9,000 was spent on each invitation and gift sent to the guests. No doubt, so many videos have gone viral on social media where the guests cannot stop gushing about the luxurious invitation cards.

The cost of the wedding

The luxurious wedding is set to take place on July 12 at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, which has a capacity of 16,000 people. The wedding will be followed by a Shubh Ashirwad ceremony on July 13 and a reception on July 14. Adele and Drake are expected to entertain guests at the reception.

One of the biggest highlights of the Jamnagar celebrations was the world-class and varied cuisine. How could the actual wedding ceremony go any less well? According to reports, a total of 100 chefs will prepare a variety of Indian and European delicacies for the guests.

Celebrity designer Manish Malhotra has been hired to design outfits for the couple and the family. A whopping sum of over $12,000 has been spent on each piece of clothing worn by the bride, groom and family members. Manish Malhotra along with his team have been working on the arrangements for the past year and have even signed non-disclosure agreements to ensure that no details are leaked. A whopping £100 million, or $129 million, is being spent on the wedding, which is expected to be attended by the biggest personalities from across the world including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Hilary Clinton, Ivanka Trump and more, including the biggest Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and others. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is also expected to attend the festivities.

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