There are a lot of marriages arranged between people in the U.S. and in the far easts. It seems a common practice for a guy to want a bride from the homeland, and in the case of this Hindu family it was no different– except the wedding was called off. The Wall Street OpinionJournal reports:
A Massachusetts Hindu family has filed suit after determining that their son’s future Indian wife wasn’t aisle-worthy. Because of her protruded teeth, bad complexion and poor English, the father of the groom, Vijai B. Pandey, is seeking $200,000 in damages from the uncle of the bride, according to WorldNetDaily. The Pandeys called off the wedding when they saw the bride during a visit to India to finalize plans. Stating that they were told she was “equally beautiful [as their son],” the Pandeys accuse the bride’s family of “fraud, conspiracy and violation of civil rights resulting in emotional distress.”
To this family, looks must be everything. I guess that’s a good reason why you should meet the bride before finishing your plans. One can’t fathom planning a wedding without meeting the bride. I guess it’s possible that this was an arrangement like the arranged marriages of old, but still!