The wedding industry in India is flourishing and demographics clearly verify this fact. An average Indian spends more than one-fifth of his lifetime’s earning on a wedding. With every passing year the size of the wedding keeps on increasing and we don’t even hesitate to make it as luxurious and grandeur as possible. Weddings are not just expensive, they are also very exhausting. Preparations, arrangements, bookings start way earlier than the main occasion. And, the entire preparatory and planning period is a daunting experience. Taking into account that wedding is a billion dollar industry in India, several startups have emerged out in this domain making weddings a hassle free event. Here enlisted below are a few Indian wedding startups working to help and guide you.
This is a Gurgaon based startup started by a husband wife duo – Anand Shahani and Mehak Shahani. It provides vendor list to find the best professionals – photographers, makeup artists, decor, jewellery brands, designer wear and catering firms. Wedmegood is the first portal in this domain which has launched its app on both iOS and Android devices.
Currently, the startup is dealing with more than 3500 vendors and connects more than a million customers with a variety of professionals. Apart from this, the portal shows over 70,000 images uploaded by its vendors and users that provide inspiration for recently engaged couples.
2. Indear.in (now, The Wedding Brigade)
For every Indian marriage, the bride’s wedding shopping is vital and Indear.in is trying to make that shopping experience a more relaxing one by empowering the bride to shop online. Sanna Vohra’s startup sources luxurious wedding products and services from India’s wedding experts and organizes them in an innovative manner to simplify the process.
Users can buy wedding dresses, jewellery, gifts and services online from leading wedding designers and vendors across the country. Sanna has partnered with some of the reputed brands and vendors like Taj Group of Hotels, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, The Wedding Filmer, Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Amrapali, Forest Essentials and many more.
It was founded in the year 2014 by Manas Wadhwa. This wedding startup helps its users to find the best vendors in wedding products/services such as catering, flower decoration, wedding jewellery, music services, etc under one digital roof.
This startup is currently operating in five cities — Delhi (NCR), Mumbai, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Bengaluru. Weddingplz has more than 45,000 vendors in 43 different categories with 18,00,000 visitors. Apart from vendor listing, it also has wedding planning tools like wedding checklist, budget, guest list, e-invites, etc.
PlanningWale was founded in April 2015 by Latika Malhotra, Kanishk Pandey and Sameer. It maintains a directory of 6000 matrimonial vendors like jewelers, venues, caterers and bakers, photographers, bandwalas, florists, astrologers, designers, make-up artists, mehendiwalas, car rentals, invitation cards, decorations, choreographers, fitness, wedding planners and many more.
This Indian wedding startup was founded in the year 2013 by Bhraman Rattan (CEO) and Suraj Dubey (COO). This startup was designed as IN A WEEK because it allows each featured profile to become visible to all its potential matches and cause some of them to express interest and each interest generated expires in 7 days. Every featured profile which receives interests, must either accept or decline them before expiry.
Its app is available for android users which was launched in April 2015 and has received 8000 downloads so far.
This wedding startup was commenced by three IIT Kanpur students Sourabh Varma, Ajay Pandey and Harsha Vardhan. This app is a Matchmaking app that believes in connecting before committing. This app allows registrations through Facebook. The best part is that it is free for the first 20,000 users.
This is an Indian marriage startup, which was founded by Manish Grover in 2011. It is a complete wedding planer portal which provides latest information and suggestions in more than 25 categories such as wedding trends, beauty tips, jewellery, home decor, bridal wear, makeup and even honeymoon destinations for couples. This online portal aims to be a complete one-stop shop for all wedding needs.
This Indian wedding startup was founded by IIT-Delhi alumni Himanshu Kapsime and Manish Garg. Shaadisaga is an online portal that caters all wedding-related needs ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1.5 crore. It allows users to choose services from a pool of 2,500 vendors as per the requirements. Shaadisaga is one of the best suited solution for the couples to plan their wedding as they can save 25-30% of their wedding budget.
9. Wanted Umbrella (Now Inclov)
Founded by Kalyani Khona in the year 2014, It’s a very unique matchmaking startup, as this organization allows matchmaking for differently-abled people. This organization redefines the life of differently-abled by providing them to interact with the persons of same interest.
This marriage startup helps in planning dates, holidays, movies, conversations and many such events before wedding.
WedingZ.in was founded by Sandeep Lodha in the year 2015. This Indian wedding startup allows partners to find and book the services at affordable prices. Previously it was offering its services in Mumbai but now it expanded to 10 cities including Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad.
With 2,000 wedding venues and 2,000 vendors this portal promises to be a largest warehouse of wedding service providers. The company also organizes 200 weddings every month.
Selection of a unique wedding card is a draining task. One needs to hop from one shop to another just to get the most suitable card. Above all one has to deal with the hassles of varying prices. Even after zeroing on the vendor there are several minute customization details that might go wrong. This is where SevenPromises enters. SevenPromises ensures that every card is not just a great product but is backed with superlative service. Through this platform, one can easily access the latest wedding products from wholesale markets across India and order them online.
Wedding shopping in itself is a time-consuming and tedious task. Bandbaajaa offers products like apparels, jewellery, etc for weddings from designers like Anita Dongre, Neeta Lulla, Anju Modi, etc. Apart from these products, Bandbaajaa also manages the budget and offers the best vendors around your location in your budget. They also help in locating and finalizing the best wedding photographer, location, wedding planner, band, etc.
ForMyShaadi is India’s first wedding gift registry portal. Registering for gifts is a very popular concept in the west. India too is catching up on this concept. At ForMyShaadi one gets all the top brands under one roof. Couples can create a wishlist of gifts that they will truly cherish and invite their family and friends to help them create everlasting memories together.
14. Fullonshaadi (now, Fullonwedding)
Fullonwedding was created with the goal of being the most trustworthy portal when it comes to choosing wedding vendors. They list all the local wedding service providers such as venues, tent and floral decorators, bridal dresses, salons, photographers, pundits, etc at one place. This helps the customer in choosing the right service provider according to his/her budget and requirements. They also provide customers with tips, wedding inspirations and lots of useful wedding advice to make their wedding planning a smooth experience.
And you really have a lot of good options to plan out a great grand Wedding easily!