The episode of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai tonight begins with Ruhi comforting Abhi, urging him not to cry and suggesting they embrace the joyous occasion with dancing. Abhir agrees, and they all join in for a lively dance. The festive music "Badhai ho badhai" sets the mood. Meanwhile, Muskaan retreats to her room, overwhelmed with anger and grief. She gazes at a picture of Abhinav and expresses her inability to endure this relationship, convinced that it will never work.
Abhi, noticing Muskaan's distress, suggests they needn't continue dancing. However, Akshu reassures him that he can continue dancing, and she didn't oppose it. As they dance, their attention is drawn to Manjiri and Abhir, who are carrying a massive wedding card. Puzzled, Abhi inquires about it, and Manjiri explains that it's their wedding invitation. Akshu adds that it's quite sizable, and the wedding is scheduled for next week, following the date recommended by the pandit. Everyone consents to the plan.ALSO READ: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Abhimanyu finally lands a job, surprises Akshara & leaves her emotional
Akshu approaches Muskaan, acknowledging her attempts to avoid her. Muskaan admits to feeling that Akshu is erasing her brother's memory, and Akshu conveys that life must move forward. She recalls moving on for Abhir seven years ago and emphasizes that she's doing it now for Abhir's sake and Abhinav's memory. Akshu explains that she desires to create a family for Abhir, believing that Abhinav would have wanted that too. Muskaan is left to contemplate this, while Kairav observes the interaction.
Later, Abhi and Akshu visit the hospital, where Rohan and the doctors congratulate them on their marriage decision. They suggest celebrating with a party, but Akshu politely declines and says they will inform them about the party plans. While discussing their work schedules, Abhi accidentally spills tea, and in a protective gesture, he places his hand over Akshu's to prevent her from getting burned. This moment sparks a connection between them.
Meanwhile, Suwarna asks Kairav to stay put as Manjiri is arriving to discuss wedding preparations. Abhir playfully suggests that Akshu should marry "Dadda," and they all share a laugh. Manjiri arrives with shagun and expresses her excitement for the grand wedding. However, some family members feel that the celebration is excessive, leading to a debate about the wedding arrangements.
Dadi intervenes, emphasizing the importance of celebrating this newfound happiness in Abhi's life. She encourages everyone to cherish the moment and dismisses any concerns. Surekha, though, expresses reservations, recalling that their first grand marriage didn't end well. Dadi reprimands Surekha, and Manjiri reaffirms her commitment to a grand wedding.
Back at home, Abhi insists that what matters most is the marriage itself, regardless of its grandeur. Mahima and Shefali caution Manjiri against putting undue pressure on the fragile bond between Abhi and Akshu. Dadi, on the other hand, applies hair oil to Akshu's hair and shares a heart-to-heart conversation with her. Dadi advises Akshu to embrace the happiness Abhi is bringing into her life and to consider what she truly desires.
Dadi also mentions making laddoos for Abhir and his friends, who won't be able to attend the wedding. Akshu initially suggests buying them from the market, but Dadi insists that one must work hard for happiness. This conversation leaves Akshu reflecting on her promise to Abhi.
Precap: The family discusses beginning the wedding preparations with a Ganpati puja. Manjiri mentions that Akshu will make the idol, and Akshu starts crafting it. Suddenly, a thief appears, and a confrontation between the intruder and Abhi ensues.ALSO READ: Harshad Chopda aka Abhimanyu extends best wishes to the new generation in 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai'