“IF YOU’RE AREN’T FAIL­ING, IT MEANS YOU AREN’T TRY­ING ANY­THING NEW”

Me­hak Sha­hani, 30 Founder, WedMeGood, Delhi

India Today - - COVER STORY - By Jah­navi Chakravart­y

MAR­RIAGES

may be made in heaven, but here on earth, wed­dings re­quire a lot of sweat and pain and some metic­u­lous plan­ning. Me­hak Sha­hani, Founder of wed­ding blog WedMeGood, dis­cov­ered this while plan­ning her own wed­ding in 2012. “I started doc­u­ment­ing my wed­ding plan­ning jour­ney on my blog—make-up tri­als, venues, trousseau— and soon brides-to-be across the coun­try started read­ing it. I re­alised that there was a lot of con­tent that can help brides and grooms make in­formed wed­ding plan­ning de­ci­sions. And thus WedMeGood was born—our aim is to be ev­ery bride’s per­sonal wed­ding plan­ner,” says Sha­hani.

Aha mo­ment

Sha­hani was sit­ting in a tiny store in Karol Bagh and lis­ten­ing to a woman try­ing to ex­plain the shop­keeper what she wanted. Ul­ti­mately, she whipped out her phone to show a photo of a lehenga that she had saved and Sha­hani re­alised that these were im­ages from the WedMeGood app which has about five lakh vis­i­tors a month. “The woman told me about how use­ful the app had been and she had booked her make-up artist through it. It was a mo­ment of suc­cess,” she says.

Clear Fo­cus

Sha­hani does not be­lieve that suc­cess is for­mu­laic. “I’m a huge believer in set­ting smart goals. If you don’t know where you want to be, you aren’t go­ing to get there,” she says. So, even if you start with the small­est goals—like what you want to ac­com­plish to­day, it will help you move to­wards your big­ger life goals.

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