US-Indian weddings are finding it easier than ever to have a spectacular start to their weddings. Elephants and white horses can be hired for the marriage procession – or baraat – but prices aren’t cheap. Horses cost a mere $500 compared to the minimum of £8,500 that Minnie the elephant will set the groom back and that cost could rise to £30,000 depending on how far she has to travel.
“Elephants are the latest trend – and because there are not many around the demand is always high,” Sonal Shah, who runs an event planning agency Save The Date, told BBC News. Shah also commented, “There’s a great craze for new unreleased models of cars like Aston Martins, Ferraris and Lamborghinis for the baraat and I am also doing one where the groom will land on a helicopter.” [via BBC News]
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