BOSTON—First the surprise: Almost 90 percent of Indian and South Asian weddings in New England are now multi-cultural, inter-religious, inter-racial or fusion. (Photo credits: SPL Events, PTaufiq Photography, The Wedding Story USA, Fern & Feather, Latimer Studios, Chiha Studios.)

Indian wedding planner Tanvi Rana, founder and CEO of Mint to be Events, a luxury event planning service specializing in Indian and fusion weddings, says on an average a typical fusion wedding party consist of about 300 people. The cost of a marriage ceremony varies widely, depending on suburban or urban location.

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