Deepika and Ranveer wedding in Lake Como: Total cost and inside details
With only a few hours left for Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to exchange garlands and become husband and wife, fans' excitement has soared to dizzying heights. The couple is set to tie the knot on November 14 and 15 at the Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como in Italy.
Ranveer and Deepika will have two wedding ceremonies - one will follow Sindhi rituals, while the other will be according to South Indian tradition. It will be an intimate affair, with only a select few invited from the film fraternity, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan.
India Today reached Lake Como ahead of the big day and brings you exclusive inside details.
The preparations for Ranveer and Deepika's wedding are on in full swing. On Monday morning, twelve florists were specially flown in from Florence to decorate Villa del Balbianello.
Incidentally, the couple and their families are not staying at the villa, but a luxury resort on the east side of Lake Como, in the pretty village of Blevio. The resort, which has been fully booked for the wedding, is also being decked up by the florists.
It is about 40-45 minutes away from the wedding by road, according to sources, but a shorter commute if you travel by boat.
The resort has 75 rooms and also has four restaurants and bars, including an al fresco terrace overlooking the lake, four conference rooms, a spa, indoor swimming pool, outdoor floating pool on the lake and is surrounded by a luxuriant botanic park over an area of approximately 26,000 square metres.
Ranveer, Deepika and their families are using golf carts to commute inside the expansive resort, which has heavy security.
The average cost of a room at the luxury property is 400 euros (around Rs 33,000). Considering that it has 75 rooms, Ranveer and Deepika are shelling out a whopping Rs 24,75,000 per day. For a week, they would be spending Rs 1,73,25,000.
Sounds of trance music can be heard from the property, which has been booked till November 17, which is also the day that the resort closes for the season. It will reopen next year in March.
According to sources, Ranveer will make a grand entry at the wedding on a seaplane, that has a seating capacity of 14 people. Other guests, however, will arrive at the Villa del Balbianello on luxury yachts booked by the actor. The wedding will take place in the morning, followed by a grand luncheon.
Chefs from Switzerland have been flown in to join the catering team for desserts and the wedding cake.