Of late conducting a Marriage has become so costly but still people spend so much on catering, decoration etc. They leave everything to the caterers and they have ladies dressed in uniform to take care of the guests. So many items are served for breakfast, lunch and Reception. Earlier they used to have only three items for breakfast. But now a days they have some sweet, Idli, Vada, Pongal, Uttappam and in some places other items also like Bread Toast, Sada Dosa, Masala Dosa etc. Today I had gone for a marriage where there was heavy breakfast. Since the marriage was over by 10.30 a.m. or so we went to have lunch by 11.30 a.m. sothat we can go home early. There were so much items for lunch. They had payasam, thayir pachadi, sweet pachadi, kootu, kalan, Potato kara curry, avial, olan, pickle, puli inji, kela chips, papad, sambar, rasam , Jilebi and Paruppu vada.. They had kept four bowls in which sambar, rasam, payasam and dahi was served. Besides dahi spicy butter milk was also there. Sambar and Rasam if served the plantain leaf we can have how much we want , but keeping in a bowl some wont be using the full bowl and the remaining will go to waste. If you tell the people who serve the lunch to serve little they dont do so and so much is wasted. It was a grand marriage. The Mandapam was well decorated, TV and Screen was there showing the marriage , so that those who cant see the marriage can see on the screen and TV. Now a days chairs are kept so difficult to see the marriage. The next persons who earns more is the Priest. He takes care of all the marriage rituals. They charge more but still some are there who charge less for those people who cant afford.