These amazing couples donated their dream of a lavish wedding to charitable causes!

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January 27, 2017Stories
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These amazing couples donated their dream of a lavish wedding to charitable causes!

For most people, the day of wedding is memorable beyond comparison. How these couples reached out to society to make their wedding day even more meaningful and set an example for others, is simply inspiring!

As soon as a little girl is born, the first concern Indian parents in general have is that they will have to start saving for her marriage. For more affluent parents of both the bride and groom, it as an opportunity to flaunt their social status. Ultimately, loads of cash gets spent on expensive wedding attires, jewelry etc. never to be worn again.  Extensive menus for banquets and lavish marriage halls further contribute to the extravagance.

Here are four couples who thought of a unique way of commemorating their joyful unions.

1. Supported families of Indian farmers who committed suicide

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Abhay Deware and Preeti Kumbhare, both from Maharashtra, will forever be remembered by the 10 rural families who each received Rs. 20,000 from them when they were wed. They thought it worth putting food on the miserable families’ tables then feeding their well-to-do guests. The wedding hall was decorated with motivational posters.

2. Special wedding guests—homeless people and stray dogs!

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Aditya Tiwari was India’s first single dad who adopted a child with special needs. He got married last year and made more news by inviting 10,000 homeless people and children from orphanages. He also included 1,000 stray and zoo animals in his guest list. The guests carried return gifts in the form of books and medicines. It will take a long time for his guests to forget his generosity.

3. Refugees invited for wedding buffet

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Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat of Turkey filled 4,000 hungry bellies with food on their wedding day. The couple called a food truck and distributed food to around 4,000 Syrian refugees. We can assume the blessings they received from their hungry guests were quite heartfelt. 

4. Go green on wedding day!

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Priyanka Bhadoria, a bride from Madhya Pradesh, India, married Ravi Chauhan. As part of the wedding celebration, the bride asked her in-laws to plant 10,000 mango saplings. They obliged and mango saplings were planted and also distributed to guests.

Perhaps you too will have some great ideas for your wedding after reading about these beautiful peoples’ initiatives to contribute to the world a little bit!

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