Wedding business blues in India

December 27, 2008

From BBC:

At the Juhu Marriott, one of the fanciest five-star hotels in Mumbai, frenzied preparations are underway for the big night.

Labourers here are working overtime, hanging streams of flower garlands and assembling chairs to get the finishing touches ready for the evening wedding celebrations, due to start in just a few hours time.

A night like this can take months of work to organise and set you back over $20,000 (£13,500) depending on your budget.

But the economic crunch here is curtailing the spending patterns of many Indian brides and grooms.

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