Uber Weddings Rolls Out in 12 Cities in India; Lets Users Provide Hassle-Free Rides to Guests

November 29, 2016

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Wedding season has arrived and due to the recent demonetisation announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people associated with weddings are facing many issues related to the cash crunch. If you were concerned about the travelling needs of your relatives and wedding guests during the cash drought, Uber’s latest announcement might bring you relief. The company has come up with features dedicated to weddings to ensure that going cashless becomes easier for those involved in the wedding.

The latest feature by the taxi-aggregator, Uber Weddings, allows users to purchase promo codes in advance to make Uber rides free for their family and guests. The feature will be available in 12 cities including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Pune, and Udaipur. Uber Weddings will be available till February next year and also comes with the facility of customised promo codes as per the user’s requirement.

Uber has tied up with wedding planning website WedMeGood for the feature and will provide on-demand services for various pre-wedding functions like bachelor/bachelorette parties, dinners etc.

Prior to the wedding, the users are required to purchase a “specific number of Uber rides of set denominations (promo code based) on a specifically dedicated page on the WedMeGood website,” the company said in its release. They can then share these codes with their guests and family for rides.

“The promo codes can also be customised with the host’s name or their wedding hashtag which will be printed by Uber and made available within 3 working days of the purchase request,” Uber India said in a press release.

Uber Weddings feature is already available Washington DC, San Francisco, New York, Boston and LA as well, the company said.

“…UberWEDDINGS provides an easy way for hosts to ensure that all wedding-related travel in the city is managed through cashless pre-generated promo codes. So whether it is about hopping between markets, finding the perfect outfit, or getting guests to the venue, Uber will make it happen in a pre-decided budget, at a push of a button. All our users need to focus on is the wedding,” Uber India’s Delhi & NCR General Manager Prabhjeet Singh was quoted as saying in company’s release.

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