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Bride and groom wearing face masks have been a common sight at weddings during the pandemic.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/HT (Photo for representational purpose only))

No big fat Delhi wedding: Wedding industry wary of 50 guest cap, again

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:05 PM IST
As Covid-19 cases rise in the Capital, Delhi government has reimposed restriction on the number of guests at weddings, much to the dismay of people in the wedding industry.
Some couples are taking the pandemic in their stride and incorporating it in their wedding themes, decor and cake.(Photo courtesy Megha Israni)
Some couples are taking the pandemic in their stride and incorporating it in their wedding themes, decor and cake.(Photo courtesy Megha Israni)

Inside the no-touch pandemic wedding

Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Photographers with zoom lenses, cake-top dolls in masks, special zones for seniors — as we head into wedding season, a look at how the celebration is changing to suit the times.
Now that the limit has increased upto 100 people, the weddings also remain at the higher risk says Shivan Gupta, founder of a wedding venue in Chattarpur(Photo: Amaara Farms)
Now that the limit has increased upto 100 people, the weddings also remain at the higher risk says Shivan Gupta, founder of a wedding venue in Chattarpur(Photo: Amaara Farms)

A slight respite for wedding vendors, couples with 100-guest gatherings in the Capital

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 02:52 PM IST
The decision brings in a sense of relief for the to-be-couples as well as wedding vendors in the Capital as they feel any minor relaxation in the guidelines is a big step for the struggling wedding industry.
While marriage remains an inevitable goal in most societies and certainly in our own, a new generation of Indian women is changing the rules(Shutterstock)
While marriage remains an inevitable goal in most societies and certainly in our own, a new generation of Indian women is changing the rules(Shutterstock)

The embedded patriarchy in arranged marriages

PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Arranged or otherwise, marriage in modern India continues to be bound by rigid social-economic-caste structures
Experts reveal that the year-end heavy saaya dates are mostly fully booked in advance, hence others have no other choice this year.
Experts reveal that the year-end heavy saaya dates are mostly fully booked in advance, hence others have no other choice this year.

Will the coronavirus crisis force couples to choose non-saaya dates to marry?

By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 08:33 AM IST
As coronavirus pandemic gatecrashes the big fat Indian weddings, soon to be wedded couples are being compelled to reschedule their wedding dates.
According to a survey by the matrimonial website Jeevansathi.com, 54% of the youth find it romantic to get married on Valentine’s Day.(PHOTO: Shutterstock)
According to a survey by the matrimonial website Jeevansathi.com, 54% of the youth find it romantic to get married on Valentine’s Day.(PHOTO: Shutterstock)

Valentine’s Day: It’s love over cash for couples marrying on this day

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Couples getting married this V-Day are ready to shell out twice the money to make their weddings memorable.
A destination wedding surely has its advantages including a scenic view and unique celebration in itself, but to truly enjoy every moment, a plethora of factors must be given due diligence.(Unsplash)
A destination wedding surely has its advantages including a scenic view and unique celebration in itself, but to truly enjoy every moment, a plethora of factors must be given due diligence.(Unsplash)

5 ways to ace a destination wedding

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 04:50 PM IST
No matter where and when you plan your destination wedding, executing one is far from a cakewalk.
Preparations can involve special waterproofed, air-conditioned tents that are capable of withstanding a moderate gale, a backup indoor venue nearby and double the manpower. The pictures do look pretty though.(The Wedding Pixels)
Preparations can involve special waterproofed, air-conditioned tents that are capable of withstanding a moderate gale, a backup indoor venue nearby and double the manpower. The pictures do look pretty though.(The Wedding Pixels)

What is it really like to have a monsoon wedding? We spoke to some planners

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 06:52 PM IST
With rain as an added x factor, you have to be prepared for some (or several) things to go wrong. The hardest to manage? A sobbing bride who thinks her day is ruined.
Malik , who, on an average, made about 3 crore flags during every general election in the past, says his business is down by 75 per cent this year.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Malik , who, on an average, made about 3 crore flags during every general election in the past, says his business is down by 75 per cent this year.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

How the net killed Delhi’s poll bazaar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2019 06:37 AM IST
“In the 2009 general elections, I had employed 100 people, now I have only 10. We used to work through the night during the elections and still could not meet the demand. Many top politicians visited my office to ensure we complete their orders in time,” says Malik.
Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar often share pictures from their holidays together on Instagram. The couple may tie the knot sometime this year.
Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar often share pictures from their holidays together on Instagram. The couple may tie the knot sometime this year.

Farhan Akhtar finds girlfriend Shibani Dandekar’s new Instagram pic beautiful, drops a heart emoji

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 03:05 PM IST
Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar are giving their fans more reasons to speculate, after a quick round of social media PDA.
One of the trickiest tasks during wedding preparations is creating a guest list.(Shutterstock)
One of the trickiest tasks during wedding preparations is creating a guest list.(Shutterstock)

7 ways to avoid last minute disasters when getting married

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 11:37 AM IST
You’ll always find reasons to spend more money on the function, so deciding on the budget early in the planning is a must. It is always better to chalk out in advance a list of things where most of your money will be spent.
Actor Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh requested guests to donate to a charity they supported which has now become an accepted form of gifting(Photo: Instagram/deepikapadukone)
Actor Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh requested guests to donate to a charity they supported which has now become an accepted form of gifting(Photo: Instagram/deepikapadukone)

New-age wedding gifts: Registries, e-vouchers, charity and more

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 03:27 PM IST
Wedding planners and experts from the online gifting industry reveal that couples are shifting from typical gifting and cash, and moving to gifts cards, charity, travel experiences and wedding registries.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 19, 2018: A wedding procession is on move near Gole Market in New Delhi, India, on Monday, November 19, 2018. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 19, 2018: A wedding procession is on move near Gole Market in New Delhi, India, on Monday, November 19, 2018. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

18K-20K pairs tie knot on Delhi’s night of weddings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 08:57 AM IST
Monday was the first of only four “most auspicious” days for Hindu weddings before the end of the year, and led to the usual Delhi mix of baraats on the road, wrongly parked vehicles and traffic jams.
(HT File)
(HT File)

A day on, three arrested for molestation outside Elante mall in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 10:37 AM IST
The victim alleged the trio in the Toyota Innova ahead of her deliberately obstructed her way.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Three SUV-borne men harass woman outside Elante mall in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 10:15 AM IST
This is third incident at the mall in the past three months that has raised concern over women’s safety.
A large wall covered in greenery made the perfect backdrop for all of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s engagement photos. (Instagram)
A large wall covered in greenery made the perfect backdrop for all of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s engagement photos. (Instagram)

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra hired Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli’s wedding planners

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 07:11 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s engagement seamlessly melded modern with traditional. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding planner, Shaadi Squad, was the mastermind behind it.
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