Rs. 3.5cr: This is how much Priyanka-Nick spent on wedding-ceremonies
In the last few days, all that the nation has been talking about is the star-studded wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. And why not, after all, it was so dreamy. The stunning wedding pictures and videos have been breaking the internet and it's obvious the wedding wasn't cheap. The couple reportedly spent $0.5mn (approx. Rs. 3.5cr) for the wedding. Let's break it down.
Priyanka and Nick are together worth Rs. 371 crore
Before we break down the cost of each phase of the wedding ceremonies, note that Priyanka's net worth is $28 million (Rs. 200 crore), while Nick's net worth is $25 million (Rs. 171 crore). Together they are worth a whopping $53 million (Rs. 371 crore).
NYC to Jodhpur and back costs Rs. 91,000 per head
Now let's start with the breakdown. First, the journey to the wedding venue and back alone was super-expensive. Flying from NYC to Jodhpur isn't direct. A person must take two flights, stopping either in Mumbai or Delhi. That comes to an average price of $1,300 (approx. Rs. 91,000) round trip for coach, $8,000-21,000 for first class. But Priyanka-Nick can, of course, afford it.
It costs Rs. 65L/night at Jodhpur's Taj Bhawan Palace
Next stop is the venue of the wedding ceremonies: Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. The couple held their Christian wedding ceremony and reception at the royal palace turned five-star hotel, where they had booked the entire hotel for the weekend. The cost of this would come around $92,000/night (approx. Rs. 65 lakh).
Hindu ceremonies cost Rs. 30L and food Rs. 43L
Priyanka and Nick also had a complete Hindu wedding with all the rituals, where Priyanka looked ravishing in Sabyasachi's blood-red lehenga. The Hindu ceremonies included the mehendi ritual, the sangeet ceremony, which was more of a musical and dance face-off between the Chopras and Jonas families. All this cost an estimated $42,000 (Rs. 30 lakh), and the catering reportedly cost $61,000 (Rs. 43 lakh).
Couple wore custom-made Ralph Lauren outfits for Christian wedding
While these expenses were the most prominent ones in the wedding, there were still other big and small expenditures to be considered. For instance, both Priyanka and Nick wore custom-made Ralph Lauren outfits for their Christian wedding. Lifestyle magazine People's latest video on it displayed stills of the lavish wedding and we just can't get over it. Congratulations, you two!