Have you felt like attending colloquial wedding ceremonies of those beautiful Australians or Kiwis, when vacationing in their land? Or your English friends wondered how your typical Indian traditional rituals and marriage parties are like, but it wasn’t really possible for them to make it. Two comrades; Marti Matecs, Orsi Parkanyi came together to quench your thirsts to overcome cultural differences with a marination of fun and adventures.
They let engaged couples extend an invitation to expat guests and intrigued national local enthusiasts to be a part of their elaborate ceremonies, moments and memories at a price. Not to miss out on the authentic grub (yummy), fashion fiesta and glitz.
How exciting is that! JMW is heavily reliant on the evolving technology available and the booming shared economy concept. The startup team is charged with an aspiration to spread their wings on the global map, by carving a niche in one market at a time.
This dream is commenced by focusing on the diverse and kaleidoscopic India, though being an international brand; they have received wedding listings from Siberia, USA, Hungary and Turkey as well. Trust forms the basis of the wonderful exchange celebration, and just not any random person is qualified. The host couple is verified via their social media handles, wedding
Trust forms the basis of the wonderful exchange celebration, and just not any random person is qualified. The host couple is verified via their social media handles, wedding venues and discussions, and thus their genuineness and interest are confirmed. The travelers explain their motives, apprehensions, and backgrounds, and are checked during the payment procedures too.
Namrata Nataraj, and her fiancé’ Nitin Bathi, an engaged couple shared their views, “We’ve not seen anyone selling tickets to their wedding ever. So, having total strangers at our wedding was an exciting prospect.” Suppose someone comes and attends our wedding from another country and we happen to visit that country some day. What better thing than to have friends in an alien country!”
They believe a price will ensure the travelers to enjoy without taking the hosts and functions for granted, and also justify the guides and investments made for them. The host couple has complete discretion to discern a ticket price for the strangers about to turn friends, and JoinMyWedding charges a 15% commission from both parties.
Their share of beginner’s apprehensions was limited to getting the first and right couples on board who appreciate the economics and value of aggregated utility services; or couples who have traveled a lot and understand the participation of keen travelers in local cultures while wayfaring. They feel wanderers with the English as their native language are looking for rich cultural experiences, to understand and participate in cultural events by connecting with local people.
The Indian mindset range is a blend of shy, plain positive and enthu-cutlets. Like two-sided mutually benefitting platforms that are coming up, JoinMyWedding had the chicken-and-egg phenomenon impeding them. Even though being an obstacle, the proportionate attraction of tourists and wedding, helped them learn and grow. They preferred building on the supply aspect and then creating demand, in which media facilitated convincing communication.
Of course, partnership only fosters such a one-of-its-kind idea, and they look forward to tying up with reputed agencies, which love India and reach out to global trotters. Portals like Airbnb, Uber, and Vayable have raised Orsi and the team’s eyebrows lately. Taking tourism to another level, Competitions are a silent pat on the back for them, indicating how far one has come. Proving which, someone impostered them overnight. But it does not deter the way of forthcoming hard work, sleepless nights; and joy in eventually creating an unforgettable experience.
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