The wedding payment process is outdated and inconvenient, requiring couples to pay multiple vendors using various payment methods. This creates a fragmented and confusing process that is especially frustrating given the high cost of weddings. The $100B US wedding industry has not modernized its payment methods and continues to rely on outdated platforms and methods. Maroo aims to address these problems and improve the wedding payment process.
In the midst of the global pandemic, Alexey Nikityuk (from the fintech world) and Anja Winikka (from the weddings industry) came together to build Maroo with a shared vision: Paying for a wedding or event should be simple, transparent, and straightforward. And wedding and event professionals should have access to financial tools designed for them just like any other industry.
We believe that for far too long, the businesses in the weddings & events industry have not had an easy way to keep their payments (both internal and external) organized. Businesses have had to turn to overwhelming software systems, wait for paper checks to arrive in the mail, or encounter hefty processing fees just to get paid. We changed that and decided to pay every business faster (on average within 1-4 business days).