BharatMatrimony has launched a new ‘HomeWeddings’ platform to help thousands of couples who have had their wedding plans disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The service was added to Matrimony Bazaar and will connect couples with the appropriate vendors to help them organise safe ceremonies at their home.
Users can host weddings for up to 50 guests, with help from verified ‘COVID-safe’ caterers, decorators, photographers etc. They will also be provided with extra safety precautions like sanitisers, masks, gloves and mandatory temperature checks.
‘HomeWeddings’ is completely free to use and is available to all engaged couples, not just existing members of BharatMatrimony platforms.
Chief Business Officer Venkataramani Suresh explained in a statement: “The idea emerged from numerous discussions we had with couples who have finalised a match but are not able to get married due to the lockdown. We are offering our expert help to identify COVID-ready service providers free of cost.
“This is also an opportunity for service providers to connect with customers during these hard times. Through this, we are also helping many MSMEs and SMEs in this industry who have been affected by the pandemic. Based on customer feedback, over 100 weddings per month will be organised.”
Shaadi.com, a competitive matrimony site, is also offering to help users host their cancelled weddings. However, these ones will be live streamed so invited guests can watch the ceremony from their own homes.
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