Guests are often flown in on private jets and celebrities are paid large fees for brief appearances.
Before Beyoncé stole the show, eyes were on Clinton and another former secretary of state, John F. Kerry - both of whom danced the bhangra, a Punjabi folk dance, onstage with the Ambani family, according to India Today.
Invitees to the pre-wedding festivities, in the central Indian lake city of Udaipur, range from worldwide and local celebrities such as Beyoncé and Shah Rukh Khan, to politicians like Hillary Clinton and business tycoons including Henry Kravis, according to people familiar with the matter. The to-be-weds kicked off the big day this weekend in style, reportedly chartering 100 flights to transport guests to Udaipur, India.
People walk past a security vehicle parked outside the decorated gate of Antilia, the house of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, ahead of Mukesh's daughter wedding, in Mumbai, India, December 7, 2018.
Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri belted out a few of their greatest hits at Indian businesswoman Isha Ambani's pre-wedding bash.
The wedding will be held Wednesday at Ambani's lavish mansion Antilla in Mumbai, considered one of the world's most expensive private residences, rumored to have cost a billion dollars. The couple's wedding outfits were colour-coordinated.
Indian weddings traditionally involve several days of celebrations, and that was just the start. If they can hire Beyonce to perform at Isha's sangeet ceremony, one can only expect that grandeur they had in mind while planning this big occasion.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's wedding.
The incredulous amount being put into this wedding comes as no surprised considering the father of the bride is the richest man in Indian, the chairman of oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries with an estimated fortune of $41.5 billion.