Ambani Nuptials: If you want in, don’t push away the envelope

Mumbai: The wedding season is in full swing: First, two top Bollywood actors tied the knot in Italy last month. Then, another of their ilk did so, marrying her American beau, at Jodhpur last weekend.  However, next on the cards is the marriage of the year — Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s daughter, Isha, will wed Anand, the son of Ajay and Swati Piramal.

Pre-wedding festivities will be held from December 8-9, in Udaipur, and the marriage will be on December 12, in Mumbai. The reception, to be held on Christmas eve at Jio Gardens, in the Bandra-Kurla Complex, also promises to be one grand affair. To ensure there are no gatecrashers, security chips inserted in the envelopes of the invitations.

A lucky recipient of the invite, almost tossed the white envelope, only to later realise, he would have chucked his password to the reception. “I would be barred had I thrown the envelope, which I nearly did out of force of habit. Except that a written message under the flap caught my eye. There seems to be a chip with my name in their database,” said the friend.

So, it is vital for the invitees to carry the envelope or they can count themselves out. As for the actual reception card, it is white and has images of Krishna and Ganesha on it, a message from both the families and a floral border on one side. The card came in a big box, with a pack of pistachios.

Meanwhile, another source said, Mumbai’s top five-star hotels, the Trident and the New Oberoi, have been booked for a few days by the Ambanis, to accommodate their family and guests. Non-wedding guests desirous of putting up in these two hotels have been politely turned away for this period.

Interestingly, VIP foreigners, who have booked rooms at this time have been called by the hotels to check and double-check if they are indeed keeping their reservations. Naturally, these VIPs were curious and wondered why they were being asked this, only to be told the name of the family in question.

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