A little clarity on the situation. She is in her present country only with her parents, all her other relatives are in India too. Her brother and SIL in a country from where they cannot travel too. The wedding if it happens will have the bride, groom, her parents and some 'dummy' guests to fill the wedding hall as per the guest limit( sorry to use that term). Coming to your question, if the situation was such that it would be absolutely impossible for the girl's parents to travel due to these restrictions ( we never know when the pandemic is over, it is beyond our control) then with a heavy heart she would go ahead and have the wedding done with his folks around without hers. Also note that the girl's parent's role here is paramount in the wedding not the boy's parents, we cannot quote gender equality here because read my original post, the girl's parents were going to bear the total cost of the wedding and boy's side were only going to come as guests to their own son's wedding and also throwing in their demands like we want sangeet etc Also this wedding was planned according to the groom's leave schedule and the girl was anyway going to have to leave her dear brother out. We cannot be so choosy in this pandemic. Is it right of him to quote something like.....my brother and SIL will not get leave to travel? Why then was his mother so desperate to fix the alliance and engage the girl unnecessarily? Is it right in this pandemic to wait for a perfect moment when everyone has leave and everything is correct to wed?