Chennai:Weddings are no longer what they used to be, it is a long story, to cut it short, from the age-old ‘vethala paku pai’ things have come a long way. Return gifts at weddings are an enviable array is how it goes now. From potlis to the kootan you name it and the store has it for you.

A peek into the store’s website ‘Tambulya’ does reveal that they are here to cater to different tastes. They have a tab that lets you shop by price and then comes the most interesting part ‘category’ terracotta items, bags and a wide range invites you to shop on without a thought. Colours and options decided you can go on to personalise the gift the way you want it to be presented to the guest.

Mr. Sundar Raj, Business head, Tambulya, says that the founder of Bharat Matrimony Mr. Murugavel Janakiraman was the pioneer in hosting a matrimony website in 1998, now a much popular one wherein people think of getting their son or daughter married in just a click away.

The matrimony directory was also recently launched and has become a much sought after site (www.matrimonydirectory.com), which has a registered vendor strength of nearly 40,000. It contains the details of all services that one might look out while thinking of a wedding in the family right from the mandapam to caterers.

The CEO of Bharat Matrimony likes to launch services connected to marriages as innovative as possible to make it easier for the people.

Apart from Tamil matrimony, they also have ‘popular matrimony’ which is aimed at people at the grass root level. These outlets are different from that of ‘Tamil Matmimony’ and rates and services are tailor-made to suit the client.

The store, which is one of a kind, provides gifts not only for weddings but any function or festival such as Christmas or Deepavali too.

At present, it serves as a meeting point for the customers to see the products place orders according to the guest list. They have plans to expand throughout Tamil Nadu. The gift order which is a minimum is 100 pieces starts from a price range of Rs. 20 going up to Rs. 2,000. ‘There are two types of customers’ he says those who buy for themselves, those who want to buy for a function.

Clients abroad love to buy Indian items as gifts. If the cost of the gift exceeds Rs. 2,000 then the number of pieces that can be ordered is less.

They cater to needs right from Arangetram to the 60 birthday. They advertise on their sites about the store apart from campaigns across the city.

There have been people who are satisfied come often that have made us work harder towards serving the customer better. Sourcing from across the length and breadth of the country they look for quality and a long relationship with the vendor if they are satisfied with the product.

Wooden and handicraft item are sourced from Jaipur, brass and steel from U.P. Ethnic bas are spruced from many vendors across Chennai.

If there is a function, wedding in the family this store promises not to disappoint. For details, call 044-42034659/ 044-32570353/044-65660321 to reach the store at Radhakrishnan Salai.

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