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The Price of a Sikh Wedding

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Weddings. 

What is the first thing you think of? White dress? Alter? Church?  Indian Weddings. What is the first thing you think of? Red dress? Bollywood music? Elephants?  Punjabi weddings? Alcohol. Yup, that's what I thought. SMH (Shaking my head)
Anand Karaj.  Bliss, peace, harmony, 1 soul - two bodies, Guru, Gurudwara, hukam, lavaan. Waheguru! Sikh wedding - What do you think of?  Is it an Anand Karaj? Is it a Punjabi Wedding? Is it an Indian Wedding? Is it all of the above?  Is it spending ridiculous amounts of money? 
In 2014, Fortune published this: "The average American wedding costs $29,000 and has 140 guests, according to TheKnot.com. The average cost of an Indian wedding in the U.S. is $65,000 with 500 guests."  I think they were mistaken because further down in that same article I read this. . . .
". . . a wedding planner who does high-end events, pegs the average cost at $200,000. A typical Indian wedding has at least four events and requires 15 to 20 vendors. B…