Guests On Google Meet, Food Via Zomato: Bengal Couple’s unique Pandemic Wedding


Guwahati:  A couple from West Bengal finds a unique way to hold the wedding ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The couple from Burdwan, Sandipan Sarkar and Aditi Das will tie the knot on January 24.

Even though the West Bengal government has allowed 200 guests at weddings, the couple invited 400 people for their wedding but without flouting the COVID guidelines.

28-year-old Sandipan Sarkar who is a social worker and trader told the media that he has decided to use Google Meet to telecast his wedding live for the invitees and also has tied up with Zomato to have their dinners sent to the doorstep of the e-guests.

A link for live telecast of the ceremony would be sent to all invitees, including some from elsewhere in the state and the country and the guests will be able to use the video conferencing platform to view a live telecast of the wedding ceremony while enjoying the dinner sent to them via Zomato.

The couple have also hired a technical expert who will be ensuring that the online wedding goes smoothly.

Couple was planning to get married since last one year but pandemic became a problem for them.

The idea to host the wedding online came to Sandipan’s mind after he was hospitalised for four days following Covid-19 complications.

“I suffered a lot because of the pandemic and the hospitalisation prompted me to think of a solution to avoid a large physical gathering. I shared my thoughts with my family and with Aditi. Everyone, including all my friends, welcomed the idea and asked me to go right ahead,” Sarkar was quoted as saying by the media report.

Only few people will be present physically at the wedding ceremony, besides the bride and the groom.

Further, Sarkar contacted Zomato for the arrangement of food at the doorstep of guests and Zomato promised all help.

Sarkar told The Telegraph that Zomato has contacted a restaurant in Burdwan, from which all the deliveries would be made, and it would be put together like a platter that invitees usually get at traditional weddings.