Big Fat Indian weddings to burn a hole in the pocket

New Delhi: With the Sun entering Aries, the Kharmas will end from Thursday. With this, Manglik works will start. This time a large number of weddings are to be held in Delhi, due to which bumper shopping is expected. From banquet hall, hotel to guest house, good booking has been received.

But the effect of inflation is also visible on marriages. There are very few buyers in the jewellery market. Due to the high prices of vegetables and other essential items, the menu of food and drink is also being limited. On the other hand, the expenditure from clothes to decoration has increased. Overall, the cost of marriage has increased by 25 to 30 percent as compared to the previous year.

More than three and a half lakh marriages in four dates

By the coming 19th, about three and a half lakh marriages are to be held in Delhi. Bhupendra Singh, a member of the All India Banquet Hall Federation, says that the number of banquet halls, farm houses, community buildings and hotels in Delhi is more than 60 thousand. Most of these have bookings for weddings.

April 14, 15, 17 and 19 have a big shadow, in which about three and a half lakh marriages are to be held, but due to inflation, people are cutting the rest of the expenses. Due to the cost of flowers, the cost of decoration has increased. Bookings for Band-Baja and Baggi have also become expensive over the years.

Good booking in banquet halls and hotels

Saurabh Chhabra, associated with Delhi Hotel Association, says that this time good booking is being received. The benefit of getting permission to organize a wedding ceremony with full capacity is also visible. But in view of inflation, people are shortening the menu of food and drink or prefer to book in the offer. Under this, the cost of the food plate is also included with the booking. Kavita Rana, who runs the banquet hall, says that people have to get married, so the booking is getting a lot, but people are trying to reduce the expenses.

big time for marriage in april

14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 April

Gold prices skyrocket, buying  not possible

Rishi Verma, jeweler of Kucha Mahajani, Chandni Chowk, says that for the first time, he is seeing that there were no customers in Navratri, nor now before the shadow of marriage started. Gold prices have reached Rs 53700. Even if some customers are coming, they want to make new ones by giving old jewelry. In the daughter’s wedding, the mother is giving her old jewelery and getting a new design jewelery made. It only costs to make. There are very few customers who buy new jewellery.

Clothing prices increased by more than 10%

The effect of the cost of petrol, diesel and CNG is visible on the prices of clothes. Ashok Randhawa, president of Sarojini Nagar Mini Market Trade Association, says that in recent times, the prices of clothes have increased by 10 percent. Because freight has become expensive from factory to shop. Customers say that a few days ago the price was different, now you are putting more. Then they have to explain that the increase in freight has increased the prices.

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