America being one of the richest nations in the world has far more simpler weddings than a third world country like India.
Lets look at a comparative study of the two. Average spending on an Indian wedding is $35,000 whereas that of an American wedding is $26,000. As compared to the living expenses Indians have $4500 while Americans have $46,000.
30% Americans are known to remarry and hence spend more on their second wedding. The most expensive Indian wedding so far has been by Mittal and Bhatia who spent $60 million. Whereas the most expensive American wedding spent only $5 million. The Indian weddings make up 10% of the GDP of the country.
1 in 5 marriages are at risk of failure in the US, while in India it is only 5%. Most people in India celebrate a wedding by taking huge loans.