In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you may have noticed that we’re suffering from a little bit of a cash-crunch right now. Demonetisation has even managed to put a damper on the usually irrepressible wedding season.
Enter Uber. The cab aggregator has teamed up with wedding planning portal, WedMeGood, to come up with an innovative solution to take some of the pressure off families hosting weddings. They’re calling it UberWeddings and it is available in 12 cities across India including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Pune, Udaipur and Lucknow.
“The response has been phenomenal!” says Anand Shahani, CEO and co-founder of WedMeGood, before adding, “In fact, the programme is currently on pause for a day or two because we want to fulfil existing queries and ensure that the quality of service remains high.”
How It Works
In the run-up to the wedding, hosts can buy a specific number of Uber rides via the WedMeGood website and received promo codes. These can be shared with guests and family to use for any running-a-wedding wedding business, dash off to the salon for some last-minute primping, or arrive at and leave wedding venues. All of this happens within a pre-set budget that you decide on while signing up for the service.
Want Your #WeddingHashtag To Trend?
If you want social media to be abuzz with news about the big day, you’ve probably already thought of a hashtag for the wedding. So why not make that hashtag your promo code for UberWeddings? If that’s what you want, they’ll even make a customized set of promo codes with anything you want printed on them and send you a box of these in just three working days.
Insider Wedding Travel Tips
Years of being a part of India’s bustling wedding industry has made Shahani an expert on all things wedding. Here are his top tips to help you plan your travel if you’re a guest this wedding season:
1. Google Maps is a lifesaver. Never hesitate to use it, but be aware of its limitations.
2. If you’re in a different city, or if the wedding is in a part of the city that you aren’t familiar with, consider approaching someone who possesses local knowledge of the area. Ask them about the routes, road condition, traffic situation, etc.
3. Regular transport companies are a popular option, but that leaves you to depend on the driver’s whims and fancies. There’s nothing worse than having to wait for ages because your ride is late. Your best bet is an on-demand transportation option, such as Uber, to ensure that your ride is never more than a few minutes away.
4. Plan, plan, plan. Shahani cannot stress enough how important it is to be prepared well in advance.
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