Islamabad  - Soon after the Eid festivity, the wedding season has started with all its pomp and glamour as the beauty saloons, caterers, marriage halls staff, tailors seem busy to provide their services to a large number of customers.

Marriage events started from the third day of Eidul Fitr keeping in view of the convenience of relatives who came from other cities to celebrate Eid so they need not to come again for attending marriage functions or took extra leaves from their workplaces to prolong their Eid vacations.

The rush in markets for completing left over shopping started with the reopening of shops after Eid while women seem busy in visiting the tailors for handing over wedding clothes.

The bookings of marriage halls have skyrocketed, along with the tariffs of halls, catering equipment and other additives. Shopkeepers are busy fleecing the citizens and making as much profits as they can, realising that people want to complete their planned marriage ceremonies at this time at any cost.

The catering business runners also receive a huge number of orders for the functions arranged at home before marriages like Mehndi, Mayon etc. while those who arrange their main functions of Barat and Walima at home or nearby open places also get catering services from these professionals.

Saloons also not only receiving heavy customers for bridal make up but the parties make up of the siblings, relatives and friends of brides and grooms also give them accelerated business.

Besides bridal makeovers, now the emerging trend of male saloons also give a good business to owners as the youngsters took special hair-cut, facial and other skin treatments not only for the groom but also for his friends and close relatives.

Talking to this agency, Raza Kamal, a shopkeeper at Karachi Company said, the business in our market has ascended 250 percent due to this wedding season as people are busy in buying dowry items including suits, shoes, electronic items, furniture, crockery etc,.

Whereas, owners of gold jewelry shops, bridal dresses shops and tailors are also facing problems to deliver the orders in given time frame to the customers, as their laborers and workers are still in Eid festive mood and yet not came back on work from eid holidays. “I have to complete few orders of bridal dresses within this week but my mostly workers have not come back from their hometowns, although they were supposed to come back on the fourth day of Eid,” said another shopkeeper Afzaal Alvi from Jinnah Super market.

The sale of decorative items have also increased, especially flowers both fresh and artificial, colorful ribbons, wish wands, bells, paper lanterns, streamers, honeycomb tissue balls with tassels, metallic and glittering stars, ribbon hanging swirls, twinkling paper stars, floral sheets and myriad rolls etc.