New Delhi: Come Friday and it would be a 'Gold-en Knotty' day for majority of the Delhiites. And why not, May 06 would mark 'Akshaya Tritiya'-- yet another auspicious day to bring home the goddess of prosperity and getting hitched.

Such is the popularity of the day that the wedding venues are falling short in the capital city forcing people to put up roadside tents for holding marriage ceremonies.

According to the wedding planners and astrologers, thousands of couples in the city are making best use of the auspicious day to tie the nuptial knot on May 06. Too many weddings on the same day have led to shortage of venues, while tent-decorators, beauty salons and caterers are witnessing long bookings for Friday.

And if you are thinking of ordering bouquets on Friday, possibilities for getting them delivered are less, as wedding planners have already made bookings for flowers.

According to wedding planner Manish Saksena, he has four clients who are tying the knot on May 06. “Keeping in view the high demand for flowers on this day, I had made advance bookings in March itself. Such is the demand for flowers these days, that their prices have surged 30-35 percent,” said Manish.

The dearth of wedding venues on Friday is another major concern as people are finding hard to book a suitable place for holding wedding ceremonies. Even MCD spokesperson Deep Mathur could not rule out the fact.

“All the parks, banquet halls, guest houses and wedding lawns and even five star hotels have been booked. The strength of various wedding venues booked for the day is over three thousand,” he said.

Despite court’s order forbidding people from holding any ceremony on roads, masses are forced to utilise nearby parks or streets for marriage functions. Patel Nagar resident Rakesh Khanna whose daughter is getting married on Friday said, “With most of the city halls booked for the day we have no option but to put up tent on the road outside our house to hold the function.”

In the wake of the wedding season on Akshaya Tritiya, Delhi markets are abuzz with crowds. People could be seen shopping late night in their favourite markets.

JPN/Bureau