Photo by Marcus Lewis on Unsplash General, random, time-pass, arbitrary, peculiar, hypothetical question: A man and woman of Indian origin, living abroad or in urban India, are getting married. Both are independent, educated, earn enough. 28-32 age group. One side's parents want a lavish wedding as it is the custom in their family. They are happy to foot most of the bill. The other side's parents give a small amount - cover the expensive photographer's cost. They are as well-to-do as the other set of parents, but believe in simpler weddings. They might help the couple later, such as for a house's down payment. But that help will be much less than the wedding expenses. Wedding goes off fine. Couple goes on honeymoon paid for by themselves. All seems set for the happily every after. The young couple and both sets of parents live within 50-75 miles of each other. Question: Both parents are equally well-to-do but one chose to spend more on the wedding. Will this disparity have an impact on how the young couple interacts with the parents in the coming years? Will it have an impact on how often the couple visits or calls up the parents who contributed less? Will the grandchildren be closer to grandparents who spent more on the wedding and will spend more on future celebrations such as baby-showers? . .