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Startup allows tourists to gate-crash Indian weddings

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, October 23, 2018  /  04:33 pm
Startup allows tourists to gate-crash Indian weddings

The startup has sold tickets to more than 100 weddings across India thus far. (Shutterstock/File)

Weddings should be considered an exclusive and special event, meant for family and friends -- which is why gate-crashing one could be considered unsavory. 

However, since Indian weddings have become such a popular target for uninvited guests, a new Indian startup has decided to cash in on the phenomenon by selling admission tickets to traditional Indian weddings to tourists.

As reported by Travel+LeisureJoin My Wedding allows Indian couples who are open to the idea of pocketing some extra cash and new friends. 

“Experiencing all the cultural elements at once, meaningfully connecting with the locals in India, that’s a huge motivating factor for the travelers,” said Join My Wedding CEO Orsi Parkanyi as quoted by CNBC.

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The service is said to link hosts and guests prior to the main event, so that when the wedding comes, the bride and groom won’t be suddenly accepting complete strangers into their sacred circle.

“It’s a safe experience,” Parkanyi added. “You attend an event with hundreds of people, you’re a distinguished guest, people look after you."

The startup has sold tickets to more than 100 weddings across India thus far. Ticket prices also depend on what kind of event you have decided to attend, and these events can be for a single day or two to three days. Single-day attendance tends to price around US$150, while two to three day events tend to price around $250. (acr/kes)