Couples who got married during the lockdown will spend their honeymoon at home. Some cannot fly abroad and book rooms in hotels in the city.
Vikram Sinhji and Siyola D’Cunha, both in the aviation industry, only had three hours to expedite and formalize their wedding.
“We planned a registered marriage. As soon as the situation has cleared up, we will meet with the family, ”says Vikram.
The couple tried to go to the registry office many times, but encountered hurdles. When they finally heard that the office would be open one morning, they ran in jeans and a T-shirt to do the paperwork.
Siyola says, “We had rented an apartment before the lockdown, so our house was ready. We only spend our honeymoon spending time and furnishing the house. ”
The couple had been planning a honeymoon in Greece, but with international travel banned, they wonder if they should go to Udaipur.
“In the meantime, we have candlelight dinners and barbecues at home,” Siyola says.
Tarini Kumar and Raashid Navlakhi, who got married in June, had to cancel their honeymoon trip to Peru. Their big, fat wedding turned out to be an intimate one. “My husband’s parents have a house that is not in use. We made a honeymoon pad out of it, ”she says. Friends and family have sent food so they don’t have to worry too much. “It was pretty much like any other honeymoon, but without the trip and the fancy pampering,” she says.
Rohit J Menon and Gautami Kaimal got married in Kerala this Wednesday. Their wedding was originally planned for April.
“We should go to the Andamans right after the wedding. We hope to be able to travel in October if all goes well, ”says Rohit. In the meantime, the couple will return to Bengaluru after their wedding in Kerala and remain in quarantine for a week.
“This will be our honeymoon,” says Rohit with a laugh. “We’ll go back to work and save the sheets for later.”
Romance in the hotels
Given the travel restrictions, couples are booking rooms in five-star hotels in Bengaluru to celebrate their honeymoon.
ITC Gardenia spoils you with rooms with balconies.
Alcohol is not served. Spas and swimming pools are not open. Couples usually stay for a day or two.
At the Oberoi, couples are greeted with cake and a bouquet of flowers. Upon request, the staff will decorate a bath with rose petals for the bride.
The couple can relax by the pool but cannot go into the water. No alcohol.
The Ritz-Carlton hosts a candlelit dinner by the pool with a butler. The bedrooms are decorated with towel art and flowers. Aphrodisiac is served on request. Most couples come in for a weekend stay.