HYDERABAD: Days when occasions like weddings, anniversaries, and even birthdays were planned collectively by the entire family are memories now. Nowadays, most of us live in nuclear families and hardly have so much time to manage these events efficiently. We lose our moments of joy that could be cherished in those events and keep juggling between different responsibilities. Event planners are there for the rescue but the charges and services provided by them is also questionable.
YourEvent.co, a city-based start-up founded by a couple of IIIT-H graduates, is trying to ease this burden. In a booming metro like Hyderabad, there are more than 15,000 service providers such as venues, caterers, pundits, videographers, and performers - but the toughest task is searching and hiring right vendors. YourEvent.co provides you a platform to search and hire venues, photographers, decorators and caterers online, based on your budget and requirements. It saves you the extra expenses incurred on hiring professional event planners and still provides an easy and hassle free solution.
“I coordinated our annual cultural and technical festival at IIIT-H, back in 2008. Finding the right sound and light supplier within our budget was a nightmare. Few years later, I came across the same issue while helping out my friend in planning his wedding. I observed that most of us rely on past connections and direct referrals to hire vendors, as there are no credible channels.” says Harsha Bavirisetty, co-founder and CEO of YourEvent.co
In less than a year, YourEvent.co has signed up with more than 350 vendors. “We are very happy with the response. Our website has generated leads worth 45 lakhs and connected more than 40 vendors to their customers in four months. We provide our vendors an online dashboard to keep their profile updated on our website,” says Prasant Gopal, co-founder and CTO. So, choose a reliable set of services from YourEvent.co’s featured vendors and forget struggling with your next event.