The quintessential Delhi bride is making the most of Unlock 1.0 by bagging some amazing discounts and deals on wedding shopping amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “Bridal shopping was always tiresome before, with really limited bargains and almost always huge crowds at one store. However, the market situation is such that the customer is reaping the benefits. I bought many suits and sarees at discounts upto 50% from Meena Bazaar in Karol Bagh, for my wedding trousseau. The shoppers in the store were limited and that just meant more attention from the shop keeper, which is a scenario that I couldn’t imagine in this season had we been in the pre-corona times,” says Neha Bindal, a Delhiite.
Alongside offering amazing deals, shopping stores in Delhi-NCR have been sanitised to ensure safety of everyone. “It’s commendable how stores have followed government guidelines. The shopping experience for me wasn’t scary at all. As long as you take all the precautions, shopping at this time can get you some amazing deals,” says Kavita Yadav, a Gurugram resident.
Stores confirm that they have taken all the necessary precautions and are offering substantial discounts to those interesting in loosening the purse strings. Gaurang Batra, director, Frontier Raas, says, “We are offering special offers in store, and our stores are being sanitised on an hourly basis. Our staff and patrons have to undertake the mandatory temperature checks, and entry into the store is allowed only after checking the Aarogya Setu app on their phone. Gloves and masks are also being provided to shoppers upon arrival.”
“I recently bought a lehenga for one of my functions from a store in South Extension at a price that’s unbelievable, and I could have missed out striking this slashed price had I not waited this long to shop.”– Preeti Saurabh, a Gurugrammer
Simardeep Singh co-owner of a South Extension based store Perfection House, informs, “We are offering a straight 20% discount on everything.” And soon-to-be brides who missed shopping before the lockdown, are now happy that they are able to make such budget-friendly purchases! Preeti Saurabh, a Gurugram resident, says, “I recently bought a lehenga for one of my functions from a store in South Extention at a price that’s unbelievable, and I could have missed out striking this slashed price had I not waited this long to shop. These are brands that have great stuff and are a bit tough on allowing bargains. That’s why I suggest the brides-to-be to venture out and shop while taking all the necessary precautions, as most of the brands are giving fabulous deals!”