Inside Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's strict 'pre- celebration' ... trends now

Inside Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's strict 'pre- celebration' ... trends now
Inside Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's strict 'pre-wedding celebration' ... trends now

Inside Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's strict 'pre-wedding celebration' ... trends now

They may not be officially tying the knot until July - but Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant have spared no expense when it comes to their upcoming 'pre-wedding' celebrations.

The couple, who come from two of India's richest families, have reportedly hired 21 chefs to feed their 1,000 guests at the lavish event at Anant's parents' home in Jamnagar this weekend.

The VIP guest-list is said to include Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Hillary Clinton, who attended the groom's sister's equally extravagant wedding in November 2018.

Bride-to-be Anant Ambani, 29, is the daughter of billionaire Shri Viren Merchant, who is the CEO of private health firm Encore Healthcare. 

Meanwhile, Anant Ambani, 28, is the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man and the managing director of Reliance Industries, which has a revenue of $110bn.

Bride and groom-to-be Anant Ambani (right) with Radhika Merchant at the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in March 2023

Bride and groom-to-be Anant Ambani (right) with Radhika Merchant at the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in March 2023 

The invite for the pre-wedding celebrations - which have been widely circulating on social media - read: 'With hearts full of joy and excitement, we invite you to the pre-wedding celebrations of Anant and Radhika at our home in Jamnagar. 

'We look forward to having you with us to share in our joy, love, and laughter, and create memories that we’ll cherish forever.'

And it would seem that there is a strict dress code to follow for guests taking part in the lavish wedding warm up.

On the Friday night, the happy couple's loved ones will enjoy an 'evening in everland'-themed cocktail party on the premises.

The following day, they have been told to wear 'comfortable shoes' to take a 'walk on the wild side' by visiting the groom's Reliance animal rescue centre, which spans 650 acres and homes more than 2,000 animals.

That evening, the couple will host their 'Mela Rogue' and guests have been told to dress in a 'dazzling desi romance' style.

On the third day, guests have been told to pack something 'casual chic' for the Tusker Trails, where they will presumably explore the local area.

The final event will be a Hashtakshar, which translates as 'signature', and guests will be expected to wear traditional clothing, such as sherwanis and sarees. 

The Times reports that Rihanna will be performing over the course of the weekend along with Punjabi musician Diljit Dosanjh.

For Annant's sister's wedding in 2018, the family is said to have paid Beyonce $6m to fly in and perform a private concert for guests.

Ahead of the celebrations, guests were reportedly issued with a nine-page dress code which covers the variety of events that will be taking place this weekend.

Local media reports that guests will be travelling to the city of Jamnagar on chartered flights and ferries - and have been told that there is a limit of three suitcases per couple. 

Pictured: the groom's family, who will be hosting the couple's extravagant three-day pre-wedding celebrations this weekend

Pictured: the groom's family, who will be hosting the couple's extravagant three-day pre-wedding celebrations this weekend

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant (centre) seen with the groom's family at their engagement ceremony

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant (centre) seen with the groom's family at their engagement ceremony

Pictured: Beyonce shared this photo in 2018 when she flew to India to perform at Anant's sister's wedding

Pictured: Beyonce shared this photo in 2018 when she flew to India to perform at Anant's sister's wedding

The invite for the pre-wedding celebrations - which have been widely circulating on social media - read: 'With hearts full of joy and excitement, we invite you to the pre-wedding celebrations of Anant and Radhika at our home in Jamnagar

The invite for the pre-wedding celebrations - which have been widely circulating on social media - read: 'With hearts full of joy and excitement, we invite you to the pre-wedding celebrations of Anant and Radhika at our home in Jamnagar

Indian publication National News reports that all

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