Founder & CEO Chelsea Evans & Jason Newmark of Plan My Wedding, recently pitched their startup business idea on an episode of South African Shark Tank and walked away with R400,000 investment from two sharks interested in helping them grow their business. Plan My Wedding is Southern Africa’s first online wedding planning platform and allows couples to plan their entire wedding here in Southern Africa, from anywhere in the world. Here’s the low-down on the startup and why you should use Plan My Wedding to plan your big day!

Perhaps the best thing about the unique platform is that it offers engaged couples smart diarized planning, practical guidance and inspiration, budgets, tools, checklists, their own personal dashboards and a wide selection of service providers to choose from in one convenient place. Forget endless trips to wedding shows and spending countless hours researching online, Plan My Wedding offers users 24-hour support chat line, reminders, appointment books, inspirations boards, a wedding website, and even flights and honeymoon destination packages, so you’ve got everything you need at your finger tips.

Search engine filters allow the couples to search for the exact supplier/vendor they are looking for within the couple’s specific price range and location of their wedding and the great news is, all these services are free for the couples to use! While there are paid options or extra packages they can also choose, couples just looking for a handy planning tool can use it free of charge.

As for the vendors and suppliers, the service is also free for them to sign up and showcase their services, with upgrade paid options available for them if they want to get more exposure and added benefits. They will be able to contact couples and schedule appointments with them through the site, making the whole process as easy as possible.

For more information on Plan My Wedding.co.za visit their website here.