Did you know, there are going to be over 3,500 weddings in the next twenty days? That means an average of 175 weddings a day, in over 600 parks, community halls, baraat ghars and hotels across the city.
Take my advice — run for the hills. I’m serious. The Capital is about to come to a screeching halt. Beauty parlours, boutiques, hotels... name it and it’s probably already booked!
By now, every beauty parlour would have slotted every available minute for bridal make-up, pre-bridal beauty treatment and
pre-pre-bridal sessions. Not to mention bride’s friends’ makeup and groom’s friend’s dress-up, and so on. A colleague went for a haircut last evening to a salon in GK-II and had to wait for two hours before someone could attend to her. Remarkable patience, but it’s not like she really had a choice. All other parlours she called said, very alliteratively, “All beauticians are busy with bridals”.
If you were planning to head to a tailor or the friendly neighbourhood boutique this weekend, skip it. They’re busy. Pallavi, a friend of mine, has two weddings to attend this month, but was down with chikungunya and couldn’t decide what to wear until last week. Now, she’s stuck. “I couldn’t book a tailor a month earlier, I can’t get someone even to make a blouse! One place asked me for R15,000 to stitch a suit. They’re so busy making clothes for other people to wear for other people’s weddings that they think they can charge anything!”
And, I haven’t even come to the band,
and traffic yet. Even if only 200 people attend each wedding, there will be over 35,000 extra cars on the road every day. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Nearly 20,000 weddings took place in Delhi on November 29, 2008. Imagine the chaos then! The stars are aligning, and auspicious dates are around the corner. Honestly, tell me, don’t you wish you could migrate?