There might soon be a limit on the number of guests that you can invite to a wedding as a bill in Lok Sabha has asked a limit to be put on the number of guests that one can invite to a wedding so as to put a stop to the “show of wealth”.
The bill wants to limit the number of guests and dishes to be served in weddings so one can not show off their wealth and if they do the government can keep a check on those spendings.
The government also wants the people who spend more than Rs. 5 lakhs to contribute 10% of that amount towards marriages of poor girls which will also help towards a social cause.
While this Bill might be introduced in the upcoming parliament session, it was first introduced by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, who is the wife of MP Pappu Yadav, back in 2016.
The proposal is called ‘The Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016’, and might be taken up as a private member’s Bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session.
With this Bill, Ranjan hopes to prohibit extravagant and wasteful expenditure on marriages that is often seen in the country and enforce a simpler way of solemnising a marriage.
“Great importance should be assigned to the solemnisation of marriage between two individuals. But unfortunately, these days a tendency of celebrating marriages with pomp and show and spending lavishly growing in the country.” – Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress MP
If this Bill is passed, then the government may fix an upper limit on the number of guests and relatives that attend the wedding and also limit the number of dishes that would be served during the marriage and reception ceremonies.