Reputed cooks are employed to cook hundreds of kilos of food for the guests | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
The dishes involve pulao (fragrant rice), biriyani, beef rezala, roast chicken, mutton curry | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
For many weddings, the food is the centre of attraction, eclipsing the marriage itself | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Often, a lot of the food goes uneaten. The leftovers are often bought at cheap prices and sold to people with low income | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
This photo from Noyabazar in Dhaka shows a street vendor selling wedding leftover food | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
An organization called Procheshta collects surplus wedding food and donates them to homeless people | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A homeless couple at Tejgaon railway station chows down on surplus wedding food | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A traditional Bangladeshi wedding is a multi-course meal, with heaps upon heaps of decadent Subcontinental delicacies cooked as part of the culture. The amount of food that goes to waste is alarming, especially in a country that has not ensured food security for all its citizens.
Bangladeshi weddings flaunt food at weddings as much as the decor, but the former is wasted all too often.