The agreements established between the bride and the groom during the marriage typically concern very important issues. However, A video of the contract that an Indian couple signed at their recent wedding went viral on social media and made headlines for its odd subject matter. reports the BBC.
The newlyweds signed a funny list of dos and don’ts after marriage. Friends of the bride and groom helped compile this list.
Generally, both parties are legally bound to abide by the agreement entered into in marriage. However, there is no such obligation in the agreement on what to do with the newlyweds.
However, since it was posted on Instagram on June 22, a day after the wedding, the 16-second clip of the bride and the groom signing the document has received 45 million views.
Such contracts have been created by a bride, a groom, or their friends in previous circumstances, but the recent video has received the most attention for its first provision, “only one pizza a month.”
The advice is aimed at the 24-year-old bride Shanti Prasad – described by friends as “a pizza freak” – who married her college sweetheart Mintu Rai, 25, at a traditional ceremony in Guwahati, in the north-eastern state of Assam.
The contract, which took shape in the week before the marriage, included several other conditions – Mintu must cook breakfast on Sundays, he must take her shopping every 15 days and can go to late-night parties only accompanied by his wife. Besides limiting her pizza intake, Shanti had to agree to go to the gym daily and wear a sari every day – “because Mintu says she looks very beautiful in a sari”, says Raghav Thakur, the couple’s friend and classmate and also the brain behind the surprise wedding contract.
“We were unaware of the preparations our friends were making for us. But then, because of how well our classmates know us, “Shanti explains.
But what began as a joke among friends quickly became viral on social media. The video went viral after the photography company posted it to Instagram, receiving millions of views and likes.
“We never imagined it would go so far. It was a really pleasant surprise. However, I’m pleased when someone ask me about the video “Mintu add
The couple are getting the contract framed so they can put it up on their wall. But Raghav says he has little hope that Shanti will abide by its conditions.
“She takes it as a joke. She keeps complaining that she’s put on 3-4kg in the past few years, but I don’t think that she’s really serious about cutting down on her pizza consumption,” he says, laughing.
He’s right, says Shanti, and adds, “we’ve already had pizzas twice since the wedding and it’s only been two weeks”.