Islamabad - With wedding season in full swing, the new trend of wedding planners and event management is gaining popularity as it ultimately makes arrangements of functions easier for the people.

Usually wedding planners take orders of a whole wedding event a couple of months before the final date but sometimes it depends on the families to decide about timeline of their functions. Ayesha Khan, a wedding planner said, “We inform the families about the budget of specific function and they finalise the budget according to their arrangements and pocket.” Afaaq, owner of a private event management company, told APP, “We arrange every kind of family get-togethers and every class approaches us as we finalise the budget in meetings before the event. Usually we take the orders before two or three months before and mostly we provide the decoration of the event.”

Sadia Aslam, a housewife said, “On recent wedding of my daughter, my family experienced the services of the wedding planners and the whole event was appreciated by the guests and family members for being unique.”

There was a time when the wedding events used to be simple but now the youngsters have their own way of living and they prefer unique and perfectly planned events, she said. This is the main reason for promoting the trend of wedding planners , she added. Those who arrange Barat and Walima events at marriage halls or hotels are usually provided the services by the management of hotels but for Mehndi events, people exclusively prefer traditional decoration and foods that wedding planners provide them in a unique way.

Meanwhile, Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) have issued 500,981 challan tickets of worth Rs. 150.02 million on violation of different traffic rules in the federal capital during last eight months.

The 40 VIPs including six members parliament, three bureaucrats and two MPAs are amongst those who were fined for not obeying traffic rules, an official of ITP told this scribe. The ITP issued challan tickets to 36130 persons for not using seat belts, 23928 people for using mobile phone during driving, 12786 for lane violation, for signal violation 19825, for under age driving 3547 and 67563 persons were given challan tickets on other violations of rules. Similarly, 55121 bikers were fined for not wearing helmets, 26090 for wrong driving, and 5759 public transport vans for dropping passengers without stop.

, 6472 vehicles without having lights, 6793 for driving on one-way, 4072 for wrong parking and 15159 people were given challan tickets for driving without licenses.

The police issued challan tickets to 2252 public transporters for misbehaving with passengers, 19350 for creating traffic disturbance, 36584 for overloading and 761 were fined for over-speeding.