On October 5th, 1996, the groom came by Rolls Royce and the bride in a helicopter. More than 100 people were present to look at the starry-eyed couple: a pair of cats. The lavish ceremony took place at Phoebus House, Thailand. The wedding cost was around $88,000, and on top of that, the dowry costs $23,202. The couple was wearing matching pink satin outfits. You might be feeling curious to know who played Groom Phet’s best man. Surprisingly, a parrot was his best man, and the bride’s maid of honor was an Iguana. The couple received $60,000 worth of gifts. The cat’s owner staged the wedding because his cosmetic business started booming right after he found Phet along the Burmese border. The groom had a diamond-eye, and it is considered luck among the Thai people.Image Credit: Random Times
It is known as the most expensive cast wedding in the world, and today marks its 24th wedding anniversary. The cat owner said that he didn’t want publicity, but they staged the wedding to show that animals also have the right to express themselves. Vicharn, the owner of cats, was criticized by animal rights activists for not treating the cats they are and using them for profit and publicity. Vicharn, committed that he will donate the money received as gifts to animal welfare charities, but it isn’t clear till yet, who received the money. At the wedding time, Phet was around 3 years old, while Ploy was aged 4.
The wedding of Phet and Ploy is listed as the most expensive cat wedding in the world by Guinness World Record Book. The wedding received huge media attention, and several newspapers and media outlets covered the news for their audience. The event received a mixed review; some praised the cat’s owner for arranging the wedding ceremony, while others criticized him for violating animal rights and using the cats for publicity and profit. However, it is still known as the most expensive wedding ceremony.