Before you say 'I do'

Online wedding start-ups are helping brides and grooms plan their perfect day

Weddings may or may not be made in heaven, but planning them is no piece of cake as Anand and Mehak Shahani discovered in 2012. The issues they faced in finding the right venue and vendors prompted Mehak to start a wedding blog. Just two years later, in 2014, the couple launched a full-scale portal, WedMeGood, which connects brides and grooms with service providers such as photographers, make up artists, dress designers, venue planners, caterers and music bands. “It is a curated platform, more like a classified service. But all the data is verified and vendors go through quality checks before we list them,” says Shahani, adding they have tie-ups with over 7,000 vendors. The company claims that the website has seen 20 lakh unique visitors till date, while the monthly count is about 3 lakh. The app, available on both Android and iOS, has been downloaded by over 20,000 users,  Shahani adds.