2018 the year of big, fat weddings. Weddings so huge and so lavish that the internet took a LOT of time to get over them. To be honest, one of these big fat wedding parties is still pending, what with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas gearing up for a reception in Los Angeles soon. This year saw Isha Ambani tying the knot with Anand Piramal in wedding festivities that lasted a week. 2018 was also the year of two big Bollywood stars, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, saying ‘I do’ to each other. But while all of these celebrity weddings left us commoners baffled at the number of guests and number of parties and the number of wedding outfits, a man on Twitter just seemed to have won the Wedding of The Year award (if there was any). Hands down. Twitter user Rizwan Pehelwan, in a thread, narrated his wedding story. And it is pretty astonishing, given the lavish and extravagant weddings we have gotten used to seeing over the past two months. Rizwan wrote, “Guys shaadi season hai so here’s my wedding story in a thread so you guys know that having apni marzi ki shaadi is possible. My guest list had 25 names: friends and parents. The venue was my terrace. The menu was chicken tikka, seekh kabab, pathooray chanay halwa strawberries.” “I set my max budget at Rs. 20,000. A friend lent his cooks, I bought the chicken and masalay from that money and helped prepare it all. Wife cooked khattay alu as a starter. Dad bought fairy lights n put them up on the terrace,” wrote Rizwan. I borrowed 25 chairs from the neighborhood election committee lmao. I forgot dessert so @RizWanKenobi_ brought strawberries n ice cream. He also brought tables for the food. @HaseenaAtomBum and @hiranajam FLEW IN FOR THIS,” the user went on to write. “My wife and I wore plain blue shalwar kameez (mom n sis paid for this as a gift). We all ate and talked till midnight when wapda cut us off. The whole shaadi then moved to Manji Munch DHA and then bas. Khush! Done!” he wrote. “What I’m trying to say is. IT’S. OKAY. Sukoon karo. Do whatever you want ofc and whatever you can afford. But HAVE FUN. Be happy. Big or small, all weddings should just be HAPPY. Khush raho sab. Bye. (wedding pic added for saboot thanks) AND I FORGOT TO MENTION the cooks were by @lahorihousewife ?? and @mehravarr also showed up wow half my Twitter feed was there sorry if I’m missing someone,” he ended. People congratulated the couple on this simple a wedding in this era of lavish weddings. “This is lovely! I think all weddings should be like this. Weddings are important rites of passage and you should only be surrounded by love and honesty when it’s happening. The simpler the event the better and more loving,” wrote @zeinatoricazad. Stay blessed. I too had a similar or smaller, less poignant story like yours. But what you shared is what I genuinely believe, when people really care then the smallest things turn out to be grand, memorable and full of love. Wishing you happiness, always,” wrote @EsotericPhoenix, narrating her own wedding story. Another user, @misbaji wrote, “Happiness is all that matters. Everything else is secondary. I guess living by this rule brings contentment and you are an excellent example of that. I wish you and bride and very happy married life. Many congratulation and best wishes for your future.”Happiness is all that matters. Everything else is secondary. I guess living by this rule brings contentment and you are an excellent example of that. I wish you and bride and very happy married life. Many congratulation and best wishes for your future.