This year, she says, has seen a 30 per cent rise in demand as

Delhi gears up for the shaadi season

canada goose uk shop According to a Wall Street Journal report, on the night of November 27 at least 60,000 couples will be tying the knot in the romantic Delhi winter. As the long season of weddings gets underway, we find out just what this nuptial boom spells out for those in the business of marriage and others who’re getting married. canada goose uk shop

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal predicted cheap canada goose a record number of weddings canada goose outlet houston that will take place in New Delhi on November 27. The report took ‘a consensus of more than a dozen wedding planners and industry experts (who) estimated there would be no fewer than 60,000 marriages in the capital’ on November 27 and about 1,00,000 marriages in the entire month.

While many of the wedding planners and venue organisers we spoke to argued that there just isn’t enough place in Delhi to hold that many weddings in a single day, the fact is that the city has always hit the headlines for a record number of weddings.

canada goose clearance sale According to one estimate, 36,000 couples got married on December 10, 2006. The WSJ report also says that on November 27, 2009, 40,000 couples tied the canada goose outlet ontario knot. canada goose clearance sale

For a country that has some serious population issues, these numbers are bound to make some of us cringe. But for those in the wedding planning business, this is the time of the year they’ve been looking forward to most eagerly.

According to an estimate, the Indian wedding canada goose outlet shop industry was worth a whopping Rs 190,000 crore in 2010 and is expected to grow 20 to 25 per cent annually.

Tanvir Sudan who runs an event management company says the months between November and February see an 80 per cent surge in demand for marriage related services and products. This year, she says, has seen a 30 per cent rise in demand as compared to last year, although she adds that people are spending less on decor and more on jewellery and tangibles.

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While more than a dozen odd people we spoke to disagreed with Sharma at least three astrologers insisted that the first half of November 27 was inauspicious for a wedding they did concede that a large number of weddings are indeed taking place on that day. This of course won’t include the catering, the decoration, music or anything else for that matter.

Yet the month has been seeing excessive action on the marriage front.

According to Mishra, the venues in East and West Delhi on a ‘normal wedding day’ will charge you around Rs canada goose outlet toronto 1,200 to Rs 1,500 per person, with some strings attached. A deejay, for instance, will charge less than a live band or belly dancers.

But the ‘more auspicious’ the day, the more expensive will be your wedding, he canada goose stockists uk warns.

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canada goose factory sale Explaining the significance of the month, astrologer Mandar Ghaisas says, “Six moon signs Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Libra have fallen out of Saturn’s influence on November 14. These signs fall under the rule of Venus and Moon, which ushers in a time of positive changes and matrimony for them.” canada goose factory sale

He also points out that the Hindu month of Margashirsha, which is said to be the month of progress and prosperity, has already begun and November 27 is the first Sunday, which would explain the excitement around the day.

Canada Goose online Not everyone agrees with Mandar Ghaisas. Astrologer Abhishek Dhawan points out that the auspicious time on November 27 will begin not before 11:12 pm and will go on till 3:45 am on November 28; Sundeep Kataria says it’s a ‘partially favourable’ day and Aditya Vinay concludes that it’d be a very bad idea to get married on the day. Canada Goose online

Meher Bharucha Sarid, a very prominent wedding planner who organised cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s recent wedding, tells me that none of these dates mean a lot to most Sikhs who don’t necessarily follow the Hindu calendar and get canada goose jacket outlet toronto married on Sundays all year round.

buy canada goose jacket Prashant Agarwal who runs a decorations and florist business in Delhi says that he’s busiest on November 29. buy canada goose jacket

“It just gets totally crazy around this time of the month,” he tells me, in between giving instructions to his workers, adding that prices for everything tend to face a steep spike. “If a rose costs you Rs 5 on a normal day, during the wedding season it will cost you Rs 500!”

Needless to say, that is an exaggeration. When I ask him for a realistic figure, he sheepishly confesses that marrying on an auspicious day will cost you at least four times more.

“The flower decorations that would cost you Rs 10,000 off season would cost you about Rs 40,000,” he says.

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As it turns out, there is.

The Pitru Paksha, the fortnight that falls between September and October when the Hindus pray to their ancestors, is considered to be inauspicious.

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